Thursday, April 24, 2014

Another Guy Card

Two of the folders I recently got were actually sets of three smaller folders. This wheat is one of them. It goes along with some flowers and some birds on a wire - both of which you'll be seeing soon, I'm sure. 

I lightly rubbed an old Memories Soft Wheat ink pad over the embossed image and around the edge to highlight the embossing. I matted with a bit of black. The card base is kraft and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Distressed" Birthday

I bought this Darice embossing folder along with the rest of them because it was only a dollar. Then I wasn't sure I could use it. It's not great, but it sort of works.

I embossed a piece of cardstock the same size as a card front. I sponged some Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink over the edges to emphasize the embossing. I stamped the image, which is from Gina K, and colored with Tim Holtz Distress markers. I cut it out with a Spellbinders oval and cut a mat one size bigger. I used the Antique Linen ink to sponge around the edges before removing the die. I used a distresser from Stampin' Up! to rough up the edges of both ovals and then mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. When I was finished, I adhered the whole panel to a blank card.

This was the last full-size embossing folder that I purchased, but ... I just ordered nine more! Couldn't pass up the free shipping and $3 folders from Consumer Crafts. (It was a three-day special on shipping - free shipping for over $25.) I haven't gotten my new ones  yet, but be prepared for more embossing. I haven't had time for card-making for about a week, but hopefully I'll be back again soon.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Simple Sympathy

This is one of my new Darice embossing folders. I did expect to use it to make a card right away, but I did not expect to use the card so soon. :( A friend of mine in our stamping group lost her husband last Monday. So very sad.

I trimmed down the embossed piece and stamped the wildflowers (from Inkadinkado) in black. I wanted to add just a teeny tiny bit of color to symbolize a little bright spot that Bill is no longer struggling, so I added the little butterfly punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Just a Note

Both of these embossing folders are from Darice. I matted each embossed piece with black. I mounted the sentiment panel on foam squares. The little note was punched with a Fiskars punch. What fun I had on Tuesday making so many cards:) And there are more to come.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my Christian friends. Happy Sunday to those who don't celebrate Easter!

This is the card that I made for my dad and Jim's mom. I don't think I normally make Easter cards, but I had time this year and it just happened. The crocus (I don't really know my flowers, but I'm pretty sure these are crocuses!) and sentiment are from a Gina K set. I colored them with Copics. I scored several lines on the bottom of this panel with my Martha Stewart scoring board. I embossed the background with another new (to me) Darice embossing folder. You're getting close to having seen them all! Edited to add: Yes, this folder is called Basketweave.

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