A simple but elegant sympathy card for a friend of mine. I like the mix of brocade blue designer paper with the single flower image. I'm still trying to use the long ago discontinued paper and inks.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Love & Sympathy Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue DSP Ink: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Black Accessories: Bluebird Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl, Dimensionals
This card was sent to my daughter to celebrate the fact that my husband and I had made the final payment on her college student loans! I think it took me a little over 6 years to pay off those loans. I know that most young people starting out today probably have in excess of 50 thousand dollars to pay in student loans. Neither my husband nor I wanted that for our children so we helped in every way we could to ensure that they didn't have to start their adult lives with such debt. I love the way this card turned out. It is a little larger than a standard A2 card but I needed the height in order to include all of the little word bubbles. As you can see from the number of stamp sets used I was able to have enough words to convey our happiness in acheiving our goal of having the loans paid off in under 10 years!
Supplies Used: Stamps:Yippee-Skippee, Happy Day, Just Sayin', Happy Hour, Fabulous Phrases, Tiny Talk Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Black, Green Galore, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Pink Pirouette Ink: Black, Soft Suede Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Pack, Scallop Circle Punch, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Googlie Eyes, Rhinestones, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals
This was the card I made for the March 2014 Christmas card challenge. I actually made 8 of these cards. The challenge was to "recycle, reuse or repurpose something" on the card. I chose to use some red glimmer hearts that I had punched while making Valentine's Day cards.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Holiday Frame Fun, Little Shapes Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Red Glimmer Ink: Creamy Caramel, Real Red Accessories: Heart from the Owl Builder Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombow Adhesive
I can't believe a month has gone by since my last blog post. Since it is Monday, how about a masculine card. This was the card I made for my nephew who turned sixteen in July. I've made this same card before but I used various shades of blue so I guess you can say I am CASEing myself.
It's Monday again and here is another masculine card. This card was for my brother-in-law who is a mechanic and it incorporates some punch art. To create the wrench you will need a strip of basic gray card stock that is 1/2" wide and about 2 3/4" long; at one end you will adhere a 1 1/4" circle that was punched using the word window punch and at the other end is a 3/4" circle that was punched around the itty bitty flower (hopefully this make sense).
Supplies Used: Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Black, Bordering Blue, Island Indigo, DCWV Metallic Ink: Black Accessories: 1 1/4" & 3/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch ,Oval Nestabilities Die, Herringbone Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Mini Silver Brads, Dimensionals