Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time for Tea- Get Well Soon

Hello everyone. I think I told you that I make cards of encouragement for my church, well recently I was asked to take off the embellishments that "stick up" on the card because our post office was charging 20 extra cents to process the cards by hand. I didn't think I added too much stuff on these cards, but anyway I am now just making some CAS cards now. I chose the Time for Tea set from PTI. I had purchased this set with the teacup die and wow how easy was that. Die cut the teacup and stamp image on top of the die. It lines up beautifully. I used really rust and old olive ink, Stampin' Up!
Please let me know if you have experienced anything similar at your post office when sending your hand crafted creations. I know the above card is a bit bland without the embellishments, but I am sure that it will still encourage the recipient.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Musical Butterfly- Get Well card

I made this card for a sweet lady in our church who had just undergone emergency surgery. She is very musically talented, so I thought the image was cheery and appropriate.
I purchased the butterfly image at a local stamp store, not sure who the image is by. The store owner had taken large sheets of unmounted stamps and cut them apart and packaged them for individual retail. I liked the butterfly with the sheet music. My daughter plays the piano and we have occasions to give gifts to her piano teacher and I thought this image would be cute.
Stamp: butterly with sheet music, source unknown; sentiment, PTI
Ink: close to cocoa, Stampin Up!, antique linen, distress ink
Tools: Music embossing folder, Cuttlebug
Embellishments: turquoise and brown striped ribbon, Michael's
Techniques: distress inking. I purchased the sponge pads to go on the Tim Holtz' inking handle and I just love it.
Please let me know what you think. I appreciate the comments. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bandage -Feel Better Card

I saw this cute design in one of my Paper Crafts magazines and had to give it a go. I cut two rectangles out of tan cardstock, rounded the corners and stamped a dot background in close to cocoa (Stampin Up!) ink, I punched a 3/4 inch square and stamped the heart from (All about U, Stampin Up!) in real red (Stampin Up!) ink. I used a piece of olive green textured cardstock (DCWV) and faux stiched edge and outlined in white gel pen (Sakura). Stamped sentiment (Up, up, and away, PTI) in close to cocoa ink.
I thought it turned out very sweet and could be used for a male or female get well card. I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment. Have a great weekend.