Saturday, December 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Owen!

Our second oldest grandson, Owen, turned seven on the 13th. This is the card that I made for him. He's been reading Harry Potter books and loves them. This is Hogwarts, where Harry Potter goes to training. Not much to it other than finding a picture on-line and adding a little bit of dimension to it. There is a picture of Harry on the inside with a little verse that Jim wrote:)

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Sparkly Anniversary Wishes

I had this matted piece of sparkly paper in my "card parts" box. I stamped and matted the sentiment - from Papertrey Ink. Then I stamped the flower image from Inkadinkado directly on the sparkly paper and colored it with Copic markers. Didn't turn out all that great, but it's all I've got for today:)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Life

I asked for this Papertrey Ink stamp set many years ago for Christmas, and I'm pretty sure it has never seen ink - until a few days ago, when I made these cards. I will probably never have a use for them, but at least I've used the stamp set! :) For both of them, I used only stamps from the set, except the speckles, which were done with a long-retired Stampin' Up! stamp. The matting on both of these were pieces that I already had left-over from other projects. I decided to use the scraps instead of fully matting the images. Both images are mounted on foam squares. Also on this first one, I stamped the flower lightly, so it wasn't fully inked on the stamped image, and then I filled in with a marker.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy Retirement, Gloria!

I just found out that an on-line friend of mine retired on November first. Happy Retirement, Gloria! Of course I had to make her a card:)

The die cut piece was in my card parts box from our group gathering in June. I don't know who makes it. I cut it out of blue foil cardstock. The patterned paper is from a Paper Studio matstack. The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions. I stamped it on ivory cardstock and cut it out to fit under the oval in the die cut.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I Used Sequins! :)

A friend mailed me some sequins a few years ago. They came on a string. I removed three of them and they have been sitting on the base of my lamp ever since. They even survived the move out of my stamping room and back in! They are finally on a card! I have tried other times and I just don't have the knack of placing them or making them look good. I think they work all right on this card, though. The die is one of my "unbranded" ones. I cut an oval out of ivory to place underneath it. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I have about a million sequins that my mom had leftover from her projects, so I should figure out something to do with them.

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