Saturday, June 2, 2012

You're A Dapper Dude - Retro Sketches # 14

What do you guys think of mustaches?  I have been watching the trend, and ever so slowly thinking that hey, these are kind of cute.  I even downloaded a set from the Silhouette store a month or so ago and figured I would get around to using them one day.  Well today is that day.   Father's Day is coming up and I have two cards I need to make, one for my Dad, and one for my husband (from our boys).  I knocked my Dad's card out today using the sketch from a new challenge blog - Retro Sketches.  This is my first week with this challenge and I wanted to make something masculine, but fun.  My friend Jackie is one of the creators/design team members and I absolutely adore her style.  Every week she comes up with something fantastic, and she's also a Cameo girl so she's doing something right eh?  Anyway, I truly love how this card turned out.  I hope my Dad likes it too.

I love this card, I really do.  As you can see I am still playing around with the sketch feature in the Silhouette Designer software.  Yes, it's going to be a while before I'm tired of this one.  A note to those who want to try this for fonts - not all fonts work well with this feature, you want a chunkier one, and all caps, or all lowercase looks better in my opinion.  The font I used for this card is Titania.  I am pretty sure it's just one of the fonts that came with my computer, I don't recall downloading it.  I am also entering the card in the Little Scrap Pieces Challenge blog.  This week's challenge is to use embossing.  The black strip behind the mustaches has been embossed with a Provocraft polka dot folder.  So I think this qualifies!

Paper:  Joann's Kraft paper, Stampin' Up, DCWV Glitzy Glitter stack (neutrals)
Silhouette:  Sketch moustaches, moustaches, and sentiment;  regular die cut and print & cut images
Embossing folder:  ProvoCraft 5 x 7 polka dots

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love it Sabrina! Very cool feature. You've inspired me!

  2. WOW Dayna this is absolutely TE-RIFFIC!!! That sketchy quality is wonderful. I'm going to have to pick up some markers and try this. Thanks for the shout out and I'm so glad you decided to join us this week at RetroSketches. It looks like your LOVING your Cameo as much as me lately! :)

  3. I absolutely love the font-I like the chunkier look-this is so FUN! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  4. hehehe I recently made my first mustache card too! I felt so proud of myself after it was all complete! Love your take on the sketch. The sketch pen work looks great, I dont have the silhouette sketch pens yet but after looking at your work.. there is an itch to buy some!

  5. Hi Sabrina omg love that mustache I have seen them all over too! You did a marvelous job combining it with your sentiment. CAS design with so much punch! The inside is just as wonderful as the outside. Thanks so much for entering my challenge this week. Karen

  6. I love it!! The mustaches look so awesome!! What a fun and fabulous card, Sabrina!! I used mustaches for the first time for a Father's Day project a couple of weeks ago and had so much fun with them :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. How fun is this card, love the mustaches.

  8. I saw this card on Retro Sketches and had to have a better look! This is so cool!!!


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