A place where I can show my creative side. I love to be artsy and crafty... Things I enjoy: scrapbooking, making cards, stamping, painting, sewing, playing the piano and singing. I've posted photos of some of my past creations and will continue to post more as I make them. Put your feet up and stay awhile.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Happy Belated Easter Blessings. I apologize for not posting this before Easter... instead of posting the Easter card that I made for my in-laws, I went with my husband and sons to their house and spent some quality time with them. I took a long weekend off from blogging and blog-hopping in order to spend time with family, go to church and express my gratitude to the Lord for his sacrifices for me. I'm so very thankful for the opportunity I will have of seeing my daughter and living with her again someday. We went to the cemetery to honor her. We sure miss her sweet smiles and laughter.
Keep it simple with out any or very few embellishments
And here is what I came up with:
I used the Textile cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom part of the card. I scored two lines on the back of the card just above the folder embossing and just below the top of the card. I hope you can see it in the close-up. I used "super fine detail" gold embossing powder for both the sentiment and the frame. Around the edge of the oval I used a Gold Leafing pen... I tried to get it as even as I could but it has been a long time since I used it and the tip had dried paint in it... I'm not sure if I could safely rinse it out? I don't have much experience using it. I was surprised to find that the tip is more like a brush than a marker like I was expecting.
See how shiny the gold is in the light? ooohhh, shiny! (That sure doesn't help those of us with ADOS syndrome = Attention Deficit OOOOHHHH, SHINY!!!) And trust me - I have it BAD!
I made the bow out of white seam binding... it was a little wrinkled but not like the antique stuff I've been using. I felt that this card needed a more crisp look. The plastic flower center is a button! I love buttons! I will usually stock up on them when I see them on sale so I'll have them on hand when I'm crafting in the middle of the night.