My mom's birthday is tomorrow. I already sent her a card but didn't have time to make a blog post about it. It was one I had in my stash anyway, because this week has been crazy busy and I just didn't have time to make one. But this morning I made this for my dad, whose birthday is Monday. Stamps are Gina K, stamped in Timber Brown Stazon on watercolor paper and colored with an Aquapainter and SU pads. I stamped the pumpkins first, masked them, stamped the scarecrow, masked HIM, then stamped the cornstalks on either side. I actually did one yesterday but colored the cornstalks green. Well, that makes no sense because by the time the pumpkins are ripe the cornstalks are kind of a goldy brown. So I re-did it that way. Card base is PTI's Orange Zest, sent to me by my dear friend whom I've never met IRL Banu. The orange and green buttons came from her too--thanks Banu! Card base is stamped with SU retired Canvas BG in Really Rust. DP and wood button are PTI, twill tape is SU (stamped with the sunflower image in this set), sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics. I love fall, it is definitely my favorite time of year. What's your favorite season?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
This last card is done on Riding Hood Red. Set used is Loads of Love. Trees are embossed with green, greeting is stamped in Palette Burnt Umber. I made two of these just alike.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is a card I made for our pastor who injured his back. I have a dirty little secret--I love puns! Oh, I can hear you all groaning, but it's amazing how many stamp sets are out there that use puns. Our pastor, judging from his sermons, is also fond of puns, so I thought he might like this. The set is Farm Fever, SU retired, and Farm Backgrounds from Pink Cat Studios. Card base is Gina K Luxury Base Weight in Pumpkin Spice. I also used GKD layering weight white for the focal image. Pinked circle was made with Nesties and Pacific Point CS (SU ret.) Corn stalk was watercolored and cut out. I used SU cotton twill, PTI wooden button and jute for the embellishment. OH! I almost forgot, I flocked the sheep (hmm, there may be some pun opportunities there!)--it actually shows up pretty well in the pic for once, go figure.
I hope you enjoyed this card, have a great day!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The mother of a friend of mine from church passed away unexpectedly last Fri. so I wanted to send a card to her family. Since I wanted to get it in the mail yesterday, I wanted a quick but lovely card and CAS came through for me! This actually uses a sketch from a while ago, FTL 13, you can see it HERE. I used Pocket Silhouettes and Warmest Regards (ret.) both from SU. Ink is Certainly Celery (SU) and ribbon is Sweet Blush Satin from PTI. Card base is Gina K Luxury Base Weight White. I almost think you could send a blank piece of this to a person, and they would still feel special because this CS is so amazing.
I have to say, I LOVE this sketch, and have lots of ideas to use it for Christmas cards. If you've never checked out CAS, you really should--they have some great sketches, and their DT always makes very lovely cards.
Monday, October 5, 2009
My inspiration for this card came from the brightly colored floral images you find in Mexican folk art. I don't have any Spanish phrase stamps, so I had to go with English! CS is Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz, DP is RF Mix. all by PTI, colored with SU markers (Summer Sun and Only Orange). Stamps are all SU, as are felt flowers and rhinestone brads. Sent is RF and Stazon Black. Enjoy!