Monday, July 24, 2017

Pair of Anniversary Cards for Cousins

My nephew's wedding was 364 days after my son's wedding (the cousins)..... which means their anniversaries are just a day apart each year! 

That's a benefit, cause every year now I make their cards at the same time. My sister joins me, and we each usually make the same 2 cards for our boys and their wives, just making sure we send them opposite so they don't end up with the same card design from us both!

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For their past anniversaries, we made these cards with our daughter-in-laws in mind. We definitely made "girly cards, and we did them in their favorite colors.... pink (for my DIL) & purple (for her DIL). BUT these we sent opposite! My sister made and sent the pink one to her nephew (aka my son) and his wife, and I made the purple one for my nephew (aka her son) and his wife...... confused yet?

Anyway... the photo above shows both cards, but it doesn't do justice to all the glittery goodness down the right side of each. It's just plain hard to photograph glitter! A stencil was used on the white part of background and edge cut with a die. The focals are 3D decoupage layers. We added a few sequins, stamped "Happy Anniversary" on the inside and called it done!

Here's a pic of the card I made:

Well thanks for stopping by and putting up with my nonsense! :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stunningly Ominous!.... Mammatus Clouds...

Back in mid-April, my hubby took this photo from our driveway when he got home from work...

Mammatus Clouds
at sunset

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Masculine Wetlands - Ocean OR Lake Scene??

This sponged beach scene is not my original idea, but I've seen so many of these type of cards using the Wetlands stamp set, that I don't know who to give credit to! :)

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I started by masking off the top and bottom of front panel with hand-torn scrap papers. I started sponging the inks from each torn edge toward the center, where they blended together just a little. Then I masked off a straight edge just above all the 'sand' color to make a water horizon line, using the same lighter blue in several layers. I then sponged in the darker blue at the top. With the bottom mask in place, I stamped the tall grasses, before removing the mask to stamp the sentiment. Last of all. I stamped the birds stomping around in the shallows! Then I attached the card front to a green pearlescent card base.

I was going for an ocean meets sky horizon, but with the much darker blue and the way I tore my top mask, it looks more like a misty lake with mountains off in the distance! I like how it turned out.  

On the inside, I stamped-off twice (3rd generation) for the lighter image, inked around the edges and left the rest blank for a personal note.

Stamp set - Stampin' Up! Wetlands
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Olive, Outdoor Denim, Black
CTMH card stock - White Daisy

What do you think? Ocean with sky or lake with mountains?

Friday, May 27, 2016

What I Love 3-Step Floral Thank You

I just love this "What I Love" stamp set from Stampin' Up! I made a set of thank you notes out of some old card bases that were slick and a bright pearlescent red!

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The 3-step stamping was fun to do, and it gives the look that the flowers were hand-colored and shaded.... but so much easier! I inked around the edges of both the front and inside panels in desert sand before attaching them to the card base.

I stamped-off (2nd generation stamping) before stamping the image inside... but I should have done it one more time to get the image even lighter. The rest is just left blank to write a personal note.

Such a super easy card to make. I think this stamp will be a fave for a long time!

Stamp Set - Stampin' Up! What I Love
Ink - CTMH Cranberry, Olive, Desert Sand
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy

Thanks for looking. Stop by again :)

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