Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Lucy and David!

This is for my friend of MANY, MANY years and her husband! Happy Anniversary, Lucy and David! (Their anniversary was yesterday. I had originally scheduled this post ON their anniversary, but changed it to today, because I was late in mailing it, even though it has been done for a few weeks. :( )

I punched the heart with my new (to me) punch from Martha Stewart. I matted with some Lasting Impressions cardstock. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set. I added some tiny gems under the sentiment.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Embossed Daisies


I got nine new embossing folders last week (actually thirteen - seven full size ones and two sets of three smaller ones) so expect to see several embossed cards coming up. :) I finally got a chance to use some of them yesterday.

These daisies are probably meant to be standing up, but I kind of liked them in this orientation. I used markers to color the stems and leaves and flower centers before I embossed them. I cut the embossed piece to normal card front size and layered it onto the card so that the embossing is not visible inside the card. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a couple light green gems and drew the antennae with a marker. EDITED TO ADD: All of my new folders are by Darice.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Precious Gift

Here is the baby card I made for our daughter-in-law's sister's baby, Noah. It's a little belated, as he was born at the end of January when my mom was in the hospital and I was a bit preoccupied. He was baptized yesterday along with our grandson, Wyatt.

The teddy bear stamp and the sentiment are from the same Inkadinkado set. I stamped the bear on kraft cardstock and cut him out. Then I stamped again on the blue/green paper and the red paper and cut out the outfit and patch. I mounted the bear on foam squares. I matted with the same red patterned paper.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Two Baptism Cards


Our grandson, Wyatt, and his cousin, Noah, were baptized this morning. (Their moms are sisters.) These are the cards I made for them - yesterday.

I used the same stamps for both cards. They are from a Stampin' Up! set called Special Blessings. (It's the same set I used for Wyatt's brother, Owen, three years ago.) For Wyatt's card, above, I used Versamark and pewter embossing powder for all of the stamping. I cut out the dove and mounted him on foam squares. I cut the circles with Spellbinders dies and mounted them on foam squares, too. The matted part of the sentiment is also on foam squares. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder. The matting is a thicker pewter cardstock.
This is the card I made for Noah. I stamped the dove with Soft Sky, embossed, cut out and mounted on foam squares. I stamped the sentiment with black and matted that layer with Soft Sky cardstock. Tomorrow I'll post the baby card I belatedly made for Noah.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Simple Guy Card

I was doing a LITTLE organizing in my stamping room (got a new cube from Michael's for storage) and came across some stamps from Tattered Angels that I had received from a Design Team I was on. I thought I should use some of the stamps and this was the first one I started with. It rather looks like a piece of screen. I stamped it with Memento London Fog ink and matted with black and mounted on foam squares. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. I hope to have some stamping time tonight and then again on Monday, when I don't have Wyatt.

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