Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Finally Able To Post Something!

Good morning fellow crafters!

It's been a while since I have put anything on my blog, but now that the kiddos are back in school, (happy dance), I will have a little more time to update it.

I haven't done much crafting in the last few months but here are a couple of cards I was asked to make for friends and family.

It was a lot of fun to make these cards, especially the Star Wars Lego card. For the base of the card, I used black card stock, white ink, and a silver glitter pen for the stars. Pinterest was a great help in finding free digital stamps of the lego's characters. They really pop against the black backdrop thanks to my spectrum noir markers.

The 50th birthday cards were a challenge. But I do love a challenge! So here it is-both my Mother and my Aunt asked for one to give to the same family member! I decided I would make 2 different styles using the info they gave me. My Aunt wanted a larger card than the standard A2 size, so I saw the "Z" card idea and just doubled it. My mother's card design I had used before and really liked it. What little I had left fit perfectly in the box. I used so many different products on these cards. Gotta love the cricut for cute die-cuts and Stampin' Up! for both stamps and thinlits.

The flower birthday card was for my Mom. Again, I tried something new. I used Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating die cuts. The background is rainbow Deco Foil that I ran through my bigshot with a heart embossing folder. Didn't quite come out as I had hoped but I made the most of it. Called it the distressed look! Whatever works.

The cat card I made with Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Kitty stamp set. I just thought this stamp set was cute and had to make a card. I embossed the base card with a zig zag folder and cut small openings to place the ribbon through to make the bow. The vibrant color combo really came together.

The butterfly was a sympathy card for a coworker of mine. I cut out the oval for the center then hole punched all the little circles around it. For the butterflies, I used Stampin' Up!'s Bold Butterfly Framelits dies. I cut them out of black card stock, used velum for the back, and then colored them in.

The Halloween card I threw together one night just for fun. I put it on a few Facebook group sites I'm in and it was a hit. Now what do I do with it??

I think I made up for not posting for a while here. This blog went on and on. I hope to be able to post more now that there is peace and quiet for a few hours a day. My other goal is to try and make a video. I'm nervous, but who isn't trying something new?

I'll keep you posted.

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Have a great day and happy crafting!!