Saturday, July 28, 2018

Missing You

I have a really beautiful card to share with you today.  I've been wanting to make something with the pretty background stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Brushed Branches.    

I used some clear Versamark ink and stamped it on a panel of white card stock.  After heat setting it, the white embossing powder melts and is raised slightly.  It's also slick and resists ink or whatever medium you put on top.  I got out my Distress Inks; Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  

I blended the inks to resemble a sunset.  Or is it a sunrise?  

I die cut the words 3 times to give some dimension to the otherwise flat card and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow and Sunset Pink.  I mounted the panel on a black card stock base.  I really love how this card looks and I hope the recipient does too.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Special Thank You

Computers are our friends.  If they’re working right.   But it’s a disaster when they’re on the fritz.  A friend of mine works on computers and offered to upgrade mine out of the goodness of his heart.  My computer is in top notch running order now with all the bells and whistles I could ever need.  I wanted to thank him with one of my cards.  

I found a free Google image of a circuit board and printed it on some heavyweight card stock.  I used a stitched rectangule die to cut a panel 4 x 5 1/4.  I backed it with some foam to give it stability.  

Next I die cut the Thanks word from white card stock and then again with foam.  I mounted the letters to the front panel and covered them with a sparkle pen.  

He liked the card and I’m sure he felt appreciated for his hard work.  Thank you Bob! 
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Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy 50th Anniversary

It's finally time to get back in the groove.  What better way than a special celebration.  A 50th wedding anniversary!  This is certainly a one of a kind card.  

This is a 5 x 7 card with lots of detail.  I started with a champagne heavyweight card stock and matted it with a pretty patterned paper.  The bride carried California coral roses so the colors were prefect.  I used a Spellbinders die set called Annabelle's Trousseau for the champagne detailed layer.  I cut gold card stock with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals and used the same die set to cut a smaller oval of the patterned paper.  I finished it off with a gold heart that is the base for the sentiment.  

So pretty!  I even made a custom envelope with the patterned paper.  I'm sure the happy couple will like it.
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