Friday, July 8, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday!


Holy cow, I am ready for the weekend!
I thought this summer would be about relaxing and not having to rush anywhere.
I keep finding us rushing to have fun- meeting friends at the pool, library programs, playdates...
It might be a relief when school starts again.

I made this card last week, when I actually had some free time. My little guy started calling this map my "pirate treasure" stamp when we got it in the mail last week. I really wanted to try the clear embossing after seeing some of last Friday's cards and I was trying to find a different sentiment ( my organization method could use some work!) when I found this one that I hadn't used yet and works just as well or better.

Unity Stamp Co. stamps
Ranger Distress and PTI tea dye ink
Cosmo Cricket dp
PTI  and Paperstudio cardstock
Prima flowers

I hope everyone has a great weekend- we are off to have some more fun!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sophia Michelle

Thanks to Facebook, I have recently learned that my niece, who lives 3 hours away and who we don't get to see nearly enough, is a fabulous artist. She's been posting examples of her work and it turns out she has the drawing gene that skipped my branch of the family. She drew this patterned paper and  I pestered her until she sent it to me. I used it to make this birthday card for my dad/her Poppy, which I think he will especially like.

Papertrey Ink cardstock
Sophia Michelle paper
Unity Stamp Co stamps
Memento Ink

Have a great Friday and an even better Fourth of July!

Ahhh... embossing

Papertrey Ink cardstock, Making Memory mist, sentiment
Glimmer mist
Close to My Heart stamps

I made this for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday for the two step Polaroid technique. I used a deckled rectangle nestability to make the frame and went crazy with the Glimmer Mist and Memory mist. And since sometimes more is more, I got out the embossing powders for the paint splashes and the sparkle on the guitar. It seems ironic to me that I had to use a stamp to create random paint splashes. I liked the texture and shine, so I embossed the sentiment while I was at it. And it ought to fit in an envelope, which seems to be a challenge for me these days!

This is for my nephew who seems to be entering the age where it's hard to make a masculine card that is not too babyish. I hope he likes it!