Cards, Scrapbooking, Thinking of You

Thinking of You Card

These kinds of cards are always difficult. It is much easier for me to create a happy, fun occasion card.

I did a clear emboss resist, using my ink blending tool to add Brick and Straw distress inks. Used all scraps for the papers–I like being able to fully use my resources…

YAWYK Count: 643/2010
636-637) Blank card & envie
638-642) Black brads (four mini brads inside)
643) shipping tag

Cards, Thinking of You, YAWYK

Get Well Soon

This is the first time I’ve tried this technique, whatever it is called. I guess it is a form of heat-emboss resist. I embossed the trees in gold, then used my Ranger Ink Blending tool to color the hills green, and to layer the Brick and Straw colors behind them.

A card for the DCE at our church. I hope you’re feeling better, Arlyn!

YAWYK Count: 501/2010
498) kraft cardstock
499) glossy white cardstock
500) tag
501) brad

Birthday, Cards, Masculine

Happy B*Day, ITAK!

It Takes All Kinds is celebrating its 2nd birthday! Join in the fun by taking part
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I thought I’d share one of the b-day cards I made for T this year. I actually made him 7, and gave him one each day leading up to his birthday. Each one had a little gift–like a coupon for cooking on his week, or a pack of nerds for my nerd.

With textured cardstock and manly ledger and stripe patterns in bold colors, accented with some ‘studly’ brads, I had a fun, festive, masculine card.

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Cards, Kids, Scrapbooking, YAWYK

Adoption Card

I made this for a coworker who recently adopted a little girl. We had the shower today after work. It was so cute to watch the mother/daughter pair wade through the presents, many of which were absolutely adorable outfits. Tulle, polka dots, and cowboy boots are totally in style for this fall, in case you were wondering. :-)

The color combo and clouds were inspired by a layout by Monica from ITAK. I cut the clouds from vellum, and adhered with spray adhesive. (They are more opaque IRL!) Some simple stamping, heat embossing, pop-dotting, border-punching, and ribbon-tying, and the card was finished! The little kraft word stickers are from Making Memories.

Cards, Everyday, Family, Scrapbooking

Thrice Hearts

I’ve been trying (with limited success) to send my grandma a card once a month this year. I call her every week, but I think (hope) she likes getting something that’s not a bill or ads every once in awhile. She lost most of her vision to glaucoma several years ago. A family member goes through the mail with her, so I know someone can read the inside for her, but I want her to get some some sort of sensory herself, too. To that end, I try to use bold colors, some kind of high-relief texture, and oversized elements. I at least got the first two covered this month.

The yellow rhinestone heart is actually quite bulky. I’m going to have to mail with a little piece of bubble wrap to protect the envelope, I think… Well, I’m off to make a couple lasagnas and visit a friend. What are you up to this Tuesday morning?