Friday, April 25, 2014

Best Dad Ever

Gearing up for Father's Day and his birthday.
This card will be for one of them and is included with Unity's Friends With Flair projects.


Front Sentiment:  Best Dad Ever.

Inside Sentiment:  Celebrate today.

I wanted to include numbers and a nice sentiment.  I also included a chevron trim, gold star and a tie image.  The panel looks like a torn out piece of tablet paper.  I used saffron ink to fill the tablet paper and swirled the ink pad for a brush effect. The blue ink for the tie looks green with the gold background.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company April 2014 KOTM {you make my heart puffy} and December 2013 SMAK {you are loved}.

Have a terrific weekend. :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Let's Hang Out Adirondack Chairs

These chairs remind me of summer days outside in the sunshine with ice cold cocktails.


Front sentiment:  Let's hang out.

Inside sentiment:  I miss seeing you.

I think the Adirondack chair set is my favorite image to work with yet.  I used watercolor paint and embossed the image in gold.  This was intended to be a CAS scene.  Sure hope I pulled it off.  I love the gold shine of the embossing and the glitter accents on the floral paper.

My inspiration for this card came from:

Unity {be inspired} All About You color challenge 15 and FWF.

Freshly Made Sketches FMS132

I was also inspired by the painting techniques of Sanketi The Storyteller.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Co stamps from March 2014 KOTM {the reason someone smiles}, Canson watercolor paper, water brushes, Koi watercolor paint, K and Company paper, copper embossing powder, heat gun and flower.

I look forward to reading your comments. They make my day. :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ma Mama Mom... What? & Giveaway

Here is a funny conversation card for all of the Mom's out there.  I think this is perfect for Mother's Day, Birthday or Valentine's Day.  I chose the colors of lime green, purple and blue with added hearts for the trim.


Front sentiment:  Ma, Mama, Mommy, Mom.  What?  Hi.

Inside sentiment:  I love you.

I used speech bubbles for the words.  Some were typed and printed and the "hi" was stamped.  I hope this brings a chuckle and memories of the toddler stage.  I miss the days when my kids said cute things like this over and over again.

This is included with the Unity {be inspired} sketch challenge15 April May 2014 and FWF.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company Handmade Valentines and Hi with a Heart {bitty itty bitty}.  Also, K & Company paper, Spellbinders & My Creative Time dies and Ranger ink.

Happy Spring!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Funny CAS Birthday Card

This is another one of the masculine cards made for a recent birthday celebration.  This card doubled as a favor wrap with a gag gift tucked inside.


Front sentiment:  DAMN... you're old!!

This was done in CAS style because any frills would not work for the recipient.  This is included with Unity's FWF projects today.

Tools used include:  Cardstock, white craft ink, cording, Unity Stamp Co stamps from the Itty Bitty set Damn you're old!!

Have a wonderful weekend.