Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall anniversary card

It's about to be that time of year again. My other SIL is about to celebrate her anniversary and I need to make her a card. So...I'll post the card I made for her last year. (I know, blogging hasn't been a priority lately, but hoping to change that.)

Back to the card....
It's been a year since I made this card, so I'll try to remember what I did. I know I used SU leaf stamp and coordinating Sizzix die, woodgrain embossing folder and a piece of burlap. The background was created from leftover Distress Ink on my craft surface. I just used paper to mop up the ink and then sprayed it with gold Glimmer Mist.

I wish I could pick up the sparkle, but at least you can see the texture.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Welcome Baby Girl card

I'm finally an aunt!! My brand new niece was born 9/13 and I wanted to make an extra special card just for her. I found inspiration in "100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards" by Kimber McGray. I used the New Arrival cartridge for the image cuts. I inked edges and used the Wink of Stella clear pen (love this!!) to add some sparkle. (Unfortunately, this didn't show up in the photo.)

For the inside: This is the real WOW factor. Each image is inked and stickled and suspended from the pop out with invisible thread.

patterned paper-stars (Martha Stewart Modern Festive), blue stripe (3 Bugs in a Rug)
cardstock-pink (Blush, Colonial White and Buttercup from CTMH), white (Office Max, 110lb.)
Wink of Stella clear

I hope they like it!