This is a birthday card for my friend, Therese, who happens to be born on Halloween. I usually make her a Witch card for her birthday, because witches are her thing. However, when I saw the card for the case this week over at the Case Study challenge blog I used the card shape for my card. Not sure how I came up with this for the case, but I did and here it is:
I used Memory Box paper from last year's Halloween paper pack as the background for my card. The sentiment is a generic stamp I picked up somewhere? I added a few gems and a rick rack ribbon too.
As time goes on I am becoming much more comfortable making one-layer cards and this is thanks in part to Chrissie and Mandi and the Less is More challenges. Well, this week's challenge is simply that, make a one-layer card with a "wing" theme. I chose to use an airplane for my winged object:
But OH NO!! After uploading this photo I realized my card is not in fact one-layer, OH for Heaven's sake. Well, I'm going to put it into the challenge anyway hoping that someone can get a little inspiration from it.
I used Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage stamps, watercolor pencils and a little bit of gold stickles for the engine lights.
I work with a group of great people, really, I like every one of the people I work with. And, every time one of these lovely people celebrate's a birthday I make them a special birthday card. It's one of the guy's birthday's tomorrow and here is the card I made for him:
The man is one of the pictures from Graphic's 45 "A ladies diary", the embossing is a Sizzix folder. I added some gems and ribbon too. I'm pretty sure he's going to like this card, I sure hope so :)
Not sure how many thinking of you cards I have made over the years; I'm sure everyone appreciates getting one of these cards though, I know I would be happy to know someone is thinking of me :) I made this card for the October Hero Arts challenge and will be posting it to the HA Flickr group later today.
I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Stampin up flowers and My Mind's Eye Stella Rose paper for this card.
I have not used embossing power in a very long time. I love embosing, was so amazed when I first learned this technique. I finally re-did my craft room and now have the space to emboss, so this week's challenge at Less is More was welcome, it's a color challenge and the color is Silver. Here's my card:
I haven't found a real good way to photograph my cards, need to work on that. The feather and background are Hero Arts stamps, the sentiment is Stampin' Up.
This cute little ballerina girl is a Lily of the Valley stamp. I received her from another stamper who I exchanged cards with by the name of Deborah. I'm going to give her to my cousin, Cynthia as a thank you for the birthday presents she sent me. Cyn loves ballerinas and I'm pretty sure she will like this card:
I used watercolor pencils, markers, stickles, gems, Memory Box paper, ribbon and Viola!
This week's challenge at Less is More is a Lucky Dip - Love and Marriage. I know a little bit about this subject as I have been married to Mike, my wonderful husband, 28 years. The sentiment on this card is special and is fitting for the challenge.
I used Stampin' Up stamps, 2 ribbons, a lacey punch, stickles and pop dots.