Saturday, May 31, 2014

Black and white birthday card

I have a brother with a birthday coming up.  Masculine cards are so hard to make, so I kept his in black and white.  When you slide the oval to the side, underneath is a picture of my brother in my father's arms.  My brother is also a new father for the first time, having his son in May.  This picture would have been a great one to use to give him for Father's Day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pink and Brown card

Another card made using Spellbinders Gold Elements (corners) and SB butterfly die.  The corners don't look like they were cut out of the same pink cardstock but they were -- it's just bad lighting.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Green and blue birthday card

My niece, Brianna, has a 12th birthday coming up (I hope I did the math right; I screwed up doing the math figuring out how old one nephew was and actually sent him a card with the wrong age on it).

I also have a new nephew, Ronan Matthew, who was born on May 4.  That brings the niece and nephew count up to a total of 14 now.  I am such a bad aunt; I was so wrapped up in the new nephew's birth that I totally forgot a different nephew's birthday which was on May 10.

Back to Brianna -- her favorite colors are green and blue.  She is so hard to make a card for because she isn't the typical 12 year old girl who likes pinks and purples.  Normally I would have made a cupcake card or something with flowers and butterflies on it, but not for Brianna.  She is a tomboy who loves softball, skiing, wall climbing and probably so much more that I don't even  know about.  She lives in Colorado and I don't get to see that part of my family very often.

So I attempted to make a card using her favorite colors but didn't want it flat and boring looking so I used some glitter paper and sequins to shine it up a bit.

Pink floral card using Spellbinders Gold Elements

After cutting out two of the Gold Elements corners with white cardstock, I adhered them to a piece of pink vellum.  I then ran a piece of white cardstock with a large embossing folder in the Cuttlebug for the background where it's visible only in the center of the card.  The flower is a stamp from Hero Arts called Three Dotted Flowers.  I stamped them with Versamark ink on pink vellum and used a white embossing powder.  The leaf is the Martha Stewart frond punch.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Father's Day cards 2014

Some quick Father's Day cards for those of us who have dads who served in the Navy, like mine, or those who just like sailing in general.  The anchor is the Martha Stewart anchor punch.  I used mirror board for the anchors but it doesn't look real shiny in the photos as it is in real life.