Friday, March 13, 2009

Here's to runs in the family!

I tease Dan, my husband, all the time about not getting rid of me anytime soon. You see longevity runs in the family on both parents’ sides. My grandpa Fred is in his mid 90's and his sister, Cecilia, just turned 90! So in honor of her SPECIAL birthday, I made this card for her.
It can be adapted for any special birthday. 

Supplies: (Stampin’ Up!®) Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White & Pretty in Pink CS; Medium White Envelope; Pretty in Pink Classic Ink; Black Gingham Ribbon; Pretties Kit pearl; Square Scallop Punch; Circle Scallop Punch; VersaMark™ ink pad; Black Embossing Powder; Embossing Buddy; Heat Tool and verse on inside left from retired Birthday set - which can be typeset on computer! (Inkadinkado®) Flourishes/Arabesque clear stamp set; (Prima) Black flower; (Darice/Inque Boutique) Sharie Numbers; (Glue Arts) Glue Glider™ Pro with Perma Tac adhesive, Crop & Glue™ Ribbon Adhesive and Crop & Glue™ Permanent Micro Adhesive Squares

Monday, March 9, 2009

Naturally Masculine

When trying to plan a card for a guy, it is often easy to create a good look by using elements from nature. In this card example, I used the Botanical Blooms Sale-A-Bration set with a verse from Sincere Salutations set along with the Sanded background stamp to add some texture. Color comination used on this is Ivory Naturals, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy cardstock. Inks used were Creamy Carmel, Old Olive and Night of Navy. For the border strip, I used repetition stamping to create the varied tones. The Ivory Natural cardstock was laid on top of the scratches background stamp inked with Creamy Carmel ink. The verse and leaf patterns were then stamped on top. I used a square punch to create the window on the front panel and glued the stamped leaf to the back side of the front panel. You can also mount on the inside left panel and leave as a true window.
This design can easily be used to create a wonderful Father's Day card. Here it is shown as a masculine birthday or get well card.