Monday, June 1, 2015

Father's Day/June blog hop with Di's Country INKers

Welcome to the June blog hop - Father's Day Blog Hop.  Hope you enjoyed Crystal's blog hop project!  Since this was for Father's Day, it means a masculine card, which sometimes can be a challenge...I had seen a card that used the style made famous by an artist, Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter whose art consisted of black lines on white with blocks of primary colors.  I did change up the colors so I could use the new In Colors with Stampin' Up and a few of the new products in the catalog.  Here's is my card:

For this Mondrian card design, I used Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush cardstock (as well as whisper white and basic black), the new Cherry on Top designer series paper stack, What's Your Type stamp set, and candy dots.
How do you like how I used the shapes from the stamp set to spell out the word, DAD?  What a versatile stamp set!

As you can see, I cut the black cardstock into strips and "built" my card, adding strips of black to fill in and making sure that the colored pieces had black strips and white blocks around them, gluing them with little dots of tombow glue.  If you like puzzles, you will love playing with the blocks and strips in this card design!  You can see the card that inspired my design at:

Here is the lineup for the blog hoppers; you will go to Di's blog next for another super project.  
Thanks for stopping by!


P.S.  If you want to read more about Piet Mondrian and/or see some of his Mondrian designs, take a look at:


  1. Love it........ Love the color block look!!!!

  2. Wow, I had never heard of this and I took art in school. Love, Di

  3. ...but now that I checked the link it reminds me of the Partridge Family bus. Love, Di

  4. You're right Diana about Piet Mondrian inspired the Partridge Family Bus - I looked it up and you can see a pic of the bus here: Thanks for telling me about this as I didn't watch the show....:-)



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