Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Birthday

I made this card for my father-in-law (an avid golfer) for guessed it, his birthday. I used the November birthday circle and calender stamps from Bluebirdflats. She has also done the stamps in September and October so far and I have used both of those months to make special birthday cards also. The background paper is self-made with the Men's Golf stamp from Bee Cee Artistic. I re-seized the elements of the stamp separately and then staggered them to create the background I wanted. Then using the same stamp deleting the golf ball and copying the golf club to have a golf bag and two golf clubs to place on the front of the card. A quick text to my mother-in-law and I am able to make the golf bag the color of the one he owns and uses (it's all in the details...for me anyway). And the other details for this card are: images were colored with Copic markers, The black paper is Stampin' Up and the kraft paper is from the Paper Studio.   
Just a note: I created the backgrounds needed on the other cards I made using the Bluebirdflats stamps but unfortunately I did not get pictures before they were given away. It has been fun making my own back grounds using different elements. I'm sure it is something that I will continue to do. It's a challenge and I have enjoyed rising to. That's all for now so until next time take care.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall is Here

I am not a big fan of cooler weather for health reasons, but I do love the colors of fall and I think this card shows off some of the colors fairly well. Meet Laurel (Stand Out in the Crowd stamp set) from Tiddly Inks. She is sporting a very fallish outfit that was just screaming out to me to be put on a fall card. And I felt she was the perfect stamp for me to try out new-to-me technique. I have seen a number of different blogs where copics were used to give images a sepia I finally got brave and decided to try it...and I think Laurel turned out looking pretty good. At least for a first try anyway. I am still "practicing" because I love this technique...I love the look! To me, it just seemed a fitting technique on a fitting image to make up a nice fall card. The rest of the card came together pretty easily. The cardstock is my fav, PTI in Orange Zest, Lemon Tart and Dark Chocolate. The patterned paper is from a Debbie Mumm stack I purchased several years ago at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I used a Fiskers punch for the leaves, PTI ribbon, Stampin' Up's slit punch to put the ribbon through and buttons from my stash. 
I don't know for sure, but I think Laurel looks happy with the outcome...hehe. Anyway, I believe that is enough said for now... Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care.