Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winter Wishes

I'm still struggling with mojo and vision.  My friends have been trying to stimulate my mojo by giving me new toys.  This card uses things from 2 good friends.
This gorgeous blue paper just begged me for some snowflakes.  I pulled out a set of Hero Arts stamps and dies that were given to me by a good friend.  I stamped the snowflakes and embossed with silver embossing powder, then cut them out with matching dies.  The sentiment was given to me by the same friend that gave me the blue paper.  This is mounted on silver cardstock and then onto a white base card.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I haven't been making many cards lately because of some vision problems.  I have seen the doctor and have some eye drops to try to help my problem.  I'll see the doctor again in a few days to see if this helped.

I did manage to make a birthday card for a good friend whose birthday was yesterday.
I used an embossing folder for the dots and sentiment.  The background color is from inking the inside of embossing folder.  It looked a bit plain to me so I spritzed it with a combo of water and Perfect Pearls.  It created a blotchy look with a bit of gold shimmer.

The image is actually a sample from a convention years ago.  It's an acrylic square colored on the back with sparkly embossing powder on the edges.  This was card was hand delivered yesterday to a good friend.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thanksgiving card

Life keeps getting in the way of card making.  We've had a lot of rain in the desert during monsoon season.  That resulted in a need for a lot of yard work.  In addition, my little dog developed some lumps on his skin and had to gave surgery to remove them.  This has kept me pretty busy lately.

I'm trying to include some time to make my personal Thanksgiving cards.  After several days of trial and error, I came up with this card.
I used a brayer to add ink from a Kaleidacolor ink pad to the inside of an embossing folder and then embossed some cream cardstock.  I used the same ink pad to stamp the sentiment.  The edger punch is by Martha Stewart.  The copper skeleton leaves have been in my stash for many years.  Adhering them to the card has always been a problem for me.   I just learned about and purchased a small bottle of Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  This liquid glue seems to hold both the leaves and the twine bow to the card without showing.

As I finish my yard work, I'll try to work on this design and make the rest of my cards before mailing time.