Sunday, April 22, 2012

Say Good Night, Dick

Every time I see pink + orange I think "hippy"and Laugh-In. And Peter Max posters. Never heard of Laugh-In and the famous Joke Wall? Check it out here. Never heard of Peter Max? You can check out his work here. NOW you'll understand where my brain was, and hopefully the rest of this post.
So when I saw the Play Date Cafe Challenge:

I saw Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. I needed a plan. I've been chewing on this one since it was posted on Thursday, and I've finally managed a card. It's not what I'd intended to make, but it sorta made itself, so I went with it.

It all started when I thought I could stamp Melon Mambo polka dots on orange card stock. Not. So I dug out my pack of Sweet and Sour Specialty papers (retired) and found some pre-cut pieces of DSP with Rose Red layers. Not exactly Melon Mambo, but I'm okay being inspired by the challenge.

In addition to this challenge, I thought I'd try one of the techniques from the Online Classes: A Cut Above, where we learned how to partially cut with a die and extend it. To this end, I grabbed a set of MFT dies:

and went in search of a too-long sentiment. Did you know I own very few sentiments that don't fit at least one of my die hoard? It's true! But I persevered and found this one from Paper Smooches:

You might say I backed into this one. A solution looking for a problem. :) But I took a class on how to do this, so practice I did. And again, until I got it mostly right. Here is my finished card:

GAH, that's out of focus. Sorry. ;/ Between the colors and the bubble letters, I'm so stuck in the 60s. I even added some flower brads for Flower Power.

So, for the uninitiated, the title of my post refers to the closing segment of each Laugh-In show. If I could find it in a clip, I would share it, but alas, you'll just have to believe me that this line was famous. Very famous.

Dan Rowan: Just say good night, Dick.
Dick Martin: Good night, Dick.

Thanks for suffering through my trip down memory lane, and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. How bright and fun! Love the sentiment!

  2. As a child of the 60's, I appreciate your humor and card. I remember writing my name in bubble letters. Blessings!

  3. It's not out of focus, or at least it doesn't look that way to me. Love the retro look. I hadn't thought of Laugh In for years, I loved that show. Remember Tim Conway on his tricycle?

  4. I remember Laugh In! I was a kid, and most everything flew over my head, but I recall it was on each week at my house. :)

    Your card *does* have that sort of psychedelic look to it, and it's fab!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. OMG i ♥LOVED♥ laugh in!!!!!! still do, actually, every once in a while PBS will have a laugh in night and i think i could not POSSIBLY have really "gotten" all those jokes (i was like 6 or 7 at the time!) but i still loved it!

    this card is both a ♥BRILLIANT♥ (in every sense of that word) take on the color challenge AND a stunningly FAB tribute to dick & dan & the gang! you can bet your sweet bippy, that, were they here today, the entire farkle family would like to nominate you for the fickle finger of fate award!!! (no wait, i think that was for something unfortunate... but i'm leaving it anyway...) :) :) :)

    ps: i am POSITIVE, for example, that i NEVER got the joke about all the farkle kids looking EERILY like their "uncle" dick!!!! :) :) :)

  6. Thanks for making me laugh...I remember Laugh In. Great happy card. Yep, that orange and pink together are very cool.

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the paper piecing! I'm going to have to check out those dies!


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