Saturday, August 31, 2019

Card for struggling friend

My neighbor is struggling with some health problems and needs some encouragement to continue treatment.  I made this card for her from the Simon Says Stamp September card kit.  The paper and sentiment stamps are from that kit.  The wreath die is from Hero Arts.  I cut the wreath from watercolor paper and watercolored it with Distress inks.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Birthday cards for men

I recently bought a card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I was mostly interested in the nice sentiments on the stamp set, but decided to try the 3D embossing folder with the metallic cardstock.  I cut the 8" X 8" metallic cardstock in half and ran the first piece through the Big Shot.  I realized I had placed the cardstock in upside down, so my design was debossed.  I turned the other piece over ran it through the correct way.  I decided to make cards from both pieces.  Since this was copper colored, I made birthday cards for 2 male family members with birthdays in September.
front of card - debossed

Inside of card= lined
front of card - embossed

Inside of card = lined

Friday, August 23, 2019

Gate fold hugs

A female relative is having a difficult time after surgery for breast cancer.  This card is to let her know that I understand, as she goes through chemo.

The flower cluster die on the front and the sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp, while the scalloped oval die on the inside of card is by Poppystamps.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sending hugs

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, but I've had a lot on my mind.  I've had problems motivating myself to make cards.  Too many family illnesses.  I've spent time with my back yard and enjoying my little friends.

I decided to order some new dies to help me create cards that I can send.  I sometimes have problems with the size of dies I order.  These sentiment dies arrived much larger than I had anticipated.  I decided to make a different size card to accommodate them.  This card will fit in a business size envelope.
Front of card

Inside of card