It is not often that I have made a 60th wedding anniversary card - well ok never have I made a 60th anniversary card, but what a honor and pleasure it was to make this one for a dear friend, "adopted mom" and a great couple. I knew 60th was Diamond and I just didn't know how I wanted to go with the design or image. I used a SU image embossed in silver, then punched out tiny hearts, added bling to each heart. Then I cut out 60 and the butterfly in some beautiful glitter paper that I had in my stash (saving it for that oh so special occasion.). Cut out with a Spellbinder die and popped up on some beautiful silver shimmer paper. Happy Anniversary to two very special people.
YES - it is another Gerda Steiner image, this one is a digi - in which I paperpieced the three little cute monsters with my favorite polka dot papers, I coloerd their eyes and teeth with a white gel pink but as you can see especially the purple it took on some of the purple hue of the papers. But it turned out fine. Since this one is for Smiles for Kids I made it into a Happy Birthday card with some party hats and Party Time sentiments from AMuse studio. I know this will hopefully bring a smile.
I ALWAYS need pretty and simply cards that I can use for not only a thinking of you, sympathy, friendship, etc. This rose set is retired from AMuse Studio but I find myself frequently going back to my pile of retired images and using this set. It works up beautifully is so many colors such as:
this one in purples. You can change it up or dress it down depending on what you need it for. This one I used some bakers twine and a single pearl. Both of these cards are already out the door this past week.
I had two cards made up for my hubby for his birthday last month and decided to give him the Crazy Bird card but like the way this one turned out too. Totally digi from Doodle Pantry, colored and complete with DP so talk about easy. I am a few ahead on my man cards for now. Usually send more female cards but just depends.
This cute little bear is from Gerda Steirner Designs and I made this gift card holder for one of my christmas gifties to my dear daughter. I love digis as you can size them to any size you need to fit your project. I colored this little guy with colored pencils and OMS - die cut is from AMuse Studio and can you guess what gift card is inside?
Yes it is a Starbucks gift card. I know she will use this gift.
Getting a couple more Thanksgiving cards ready to go out midweek - this one I made using a "retired" AMuse Studio stamp, love the shocks of wheat and the sentiments are so nice for the inside,
I wanted to follow the sketch for Sketch Saturday and I am not sure if I'm really liking it. I used some dotted paper, pattern paper then some pretty burlap cs that a friend gave me. No bling on this one. Challenges: Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
OK - I took a little break from my "new" "favorite" "fun" set from Tim Holtz crazy birds, I am so loving these little goofy birds. I now have the die cuts and accessories stamps and die cuts so all I need are the sentiments that are designed to go with this set. I love to watercolor them, next I am going to try my copics on them. I fussy cut the bird and hat (before I got the die cuts) and then I did a water color wash of green and yellow to die cut the "yippee" out. Mounted on an embossed piece of card stock and lightly sanded to bring out some of the circles. I need to start thinking of some Santa birds real soon.
I am an addicted papercrafter that retired from a career in nursing 2 years ago. I am married to my "high school sweetheart" and he loves to fish - leaves me more time to craft. We share our home with 3 big dogs, Bella, CoCo and our newest Buddy and 1 cat Calli. If you don't find me walking the dogs, reading, you will find me in my craft studio.