Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few more cards...

This first one is another creation from my very talented friend Laura. She always finds ways of taking sets that I look and think 'I could never make anything with that' and coming up with something great. It helps that she's used one of my all-time favorite colour combos. I'm still not sure how I'll use the card. I think her intent was that it be a Valentine's Day card, but I don't 'do' Valentine's Day, so I'll have to come up with another appropriate way to use it.

This is my mother's Mother's Day card. Sadly she hasn't received it yet. I didn't go over on Mother's Day for various reasons (I called her and wished her a HMD, but we decided to wait to get together). I had the card made good and early... that was not the problem. It was just one of those crazy days; couple that with being under the weather and not wanting to expose my dad to it while he's recovering from some surgery, and we just thought it prudent to wait a week.

So today, after church and then a trip to the lake to witness 3 baptisms and a reaffirmation of faith, I came home, did a few chores and headed over. I had a handful of cards with me. One was mom's card and the rest were cards I wanted to show a friend at our Bible study group tonight, so we could choose one to give to one of our group members in honor of her reaffirmation today. Well, I had a specific card in mind I wanted for her. Initially I couldn't locate it, which is why I had the pile of six for us to look through. Well, once I found the specific one I wanted, I put the others back, not realizing I had also put Mom's card back in the box. Luckily, she and I and a friend of mine are going out for dinner tomorrow.

I swear it's a good thing I have a neck because if I didn't I'd misplace my head.

The details: All products Stampin' UP.

CS: Soft Suede and possibly Very Vanilla.
I can't remember now if we inked up the stamps with a marker or an ink pad; the color combo is Soft Suede and Melon Mambo.

The watercolor effect was achieved using an aqua painter. I was SO happy with how that worked; the last time I tried to use one it was just a mess, due to my heavy hand.

The embossing was done on the Big Shot. Our wonderful demo did that for us in advance. We all know how to use the machine and it left us with one less step, and thus more time to chat and shop. We did punch our own circles using SU! punches. I love them; they cut through the paper like a hot knife through butter.

I made this card ages ago. We made 6 of these green and yellow bases at a card class in 2009. The embossing is done with a Cuttlebug folder and the cardstock is Bazzill.

The only thing that I chose for myself with this card was the stamp set... it is from one of my favorite sets, Fun and Fast Notes. This card reminds me how fabulous wide ribbon can be. I have really got to invest in some.

The marker colours are Sage Shadow and Barely Banana; they go with the cardstock quite nicely in real life.


Pam said...

I love your cards! Great job!

Heidi said...

You do really nice work. I *love* that last birthday card. That is great!

helmet hair 365 said...

I love that Mother's Day card! Wish I had time to stamp these days... I used to be a Stampin Up! demonstrator, but it's been a few years since I've done anything.

Sherrie said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards, love the Mothers Day card, just gorgeous.

Becky said...

Beautiful birthday card, love the embossing.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful.