Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Belated Birthday Card

A few months ago, my family and I went back east for a family wedding and while there we got to visit my family.  Sometimes in the past when I was on vacation I would think about work and it was difficult.  Work and the people seemed a world away.  That is sort of what it was like for me.  But life still went on for my friends here.  Especially for one friend who turned a significant number this year.  Since we got home, I helped out with school parties, MOPS at church got ready for both Hanukkah and Christmas and geared up for having the children home with me for over 14 days.  I thought once they went back things would slow down but things have been in full gear.  Anyway, in the midst of all of my chaos I have desperately trying to finish up a birthday gift for my friend.  If she gives me permission, I will share it with you next week.  I took childhood pictures and decorated around them.  I at least made copies so that my friend's mom would have the originals and then I happily painted, stickled and had all sorts of fun with her baby pictures. 

Anyway, this is the card that I am giving my friend.  The sentiment "I wanted to give you a reason to celebrate your birthday a little longer.  Happy Belated Birthday" and it was stamped in ink that can be used to emboss gold embossing powder. I made the one flower by painting Tatter Rose Crackled Paint and the middle I used Crackle glue.  The other flower I "painted" with my liquid gold pearl ink.  As I have mentioned a few times before that is a favorite of mine. 

Also, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my sister, Barbara. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Two Challenges in One

Snow/Glitter from Created By Hand Challenge and Sunday Stamper's Challenge Blue.

I started with Distress Ink Broken China (Blue) and sponged around.  I stamped snowflake stamps using Resistance Ink and then used snowflake glitter embossing powder.  For the scallop punch piece I stamped with both Craft White Ink and Blue Ink.  I then used Distressed Stickles Rocky Candy and Diamond Stickles and Icicle Stickles.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thank You

I started this card with sponging Ranger's Distressed Ink Victorian Velvet on a 4 x 3 rectangle.  I then inked up one of my rose stamps with Embossing Distress Ink.  I then sprinkled Vintage Photo Embossing Powder over the image and shook off excess and then used my heating tool to dry the powder.  I added golden rod stickles on each corner.  I matted this image on 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 rectangle which I distressed in both Mustard Seed and Tumbled Glass.  For the main part of the card I stamped the rose stamp in Victorian Velvet and stamped each of the corner of the main card and sponge distressed in Mustard Seed.  

The "Thank You" was stamped in Watermark Resist Ink and then Roman Embossing Powder was sprinkled on and melted.  I stained it with Mustard Seed and Victorian Velvet and added a dot of Golden Rod Stickles to each scallop.