Friday, July 15, 2011

Some Birthday Cards

Good Morning. Just a quick posting of some of the last cards I've made, 'cause I kinda really like them! LOL!

The first is for my husband, and Thank Heavens for Tim Holtz, as it is now so much easier to make a "guy" card. This one used the watch texture fade, which I inked on one side before adding the paper and running through. Now Tim had mentioned putting the ink on the raised side, so the ink would go in the deep pockets; my problem, I don't know which side of the texture fade is to be "up". So I had all my nice dark reverse! On the other side, all the nice inky goodness went on the face parts, since the numbers were raised... So, I did it without inking the fade, and then sponged the ink over the top lightly. I then stamped the big clock face and saying over velum, and eyelets attached everything together.

The second is for my Sister in Law: I was entranced by the Spellbinder embossing stencils: bought 2, and then found I needed a silicone mat and embossing plate to run them through the Big Shot. So I am now accessoried up; and as she lives on Cape Cod and is a beach freak, I used the shell one. I also used a blue sheet of the Whitewash Core'dinations paper...then sanded..and How Freakin' Cool! It also looks cool sanded from the other side, with the darker blue as the background and the shells in white! I used the deckle rectangle from Spellbinders (these really are cool, now that they work right!) and stamped the image from Clearly Crafty, and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I think I should have deckle trimmed the embossed piece, no, torn it!! That would be awesome! Hmm, not mailed yet! And a little silver shell charm would be perfect, I can hit a store in my lunch hour! OK, you may see this one remade; amazing what a day can do! Have a great weekend everyone. Do some crafting for me, as I'll be spending the week in a Business Lending Credit Analysis course, where their idea of creative is how to move around depreciation on vehicles and furnature to increase the debt service coverage ratio. Oh Baby, I Just Can't Wait!!! LOL!


  1. Both terrific cards Kim, have a great weekend, Annette x

  2. Fabbey cards there Kim and I especially like the bottom one!
    Missed you yesterday!


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