Monday, August 22, 2016

Just around the corner

September is just around the corner and I have so many cards to make I'm getting dizzy. Two of my Grandchildren have birthdays in September. Evelyn who is turning 7  and Mark who is turning 5, I can't believe how fast they're growing up. It feels like yesterday they were babies. I also have several birthdays for friends and there little ones and my Niece is getting married. So I've been very busy.

My first card is for my Beautiful Niece and her very handsome Hubby to be:

 Products used: Spellbinders die set  5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Altenew Peony Bouquet set
Ranger Queens Gold Embossing powder
Versa Mark
Paper Pizzazz Gold
White Card stock 110 lb.
Craft foam

I started by cutting out the frame with my Spellbinders die, I love this die and I have use t quite often when making cards. I also cut out the outside frame out of craft foam. I then carefully removed the backing of the foam, so it wouldn't stretch, and adhered it to my frame. I like to do this because it gives it better stability and it's easier than cutting foam tape strips for the small areas. I cut a piece of Gold paper to cover the whole front of the card, after sticking the gold paper down I added the frame to the front making sure to get it centered. I then glued the center piece to the front of the card and placed the whole card in my Misti. I centered my sentiment and stamped it. I'm not sure what company the sentiment is, I took it off the wood and didn't label it. Sorry, 
Then I stamped and embossed the peonies and fussy cut them out. I arranged then on the front of the card and adhered them using dimensional tape and my tape runner. My Nieces Wedding colors are White and Gold. 

I will be submitting this card to: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge"Make for the Border"
                                                    All sorts Challenge "Fabulous Florals"

My next card is a Birthday card I made for my wonderful husband Dale:

We love to go to the Ocean any chance we get our favorite place is Virginia Beach VA, so I went with that for his card.

Products used:
Inkadinkado  #97521 Coastal/ Maritime
Ranger inks
Wood Anchor

First I stamped the lighthouse and then colored in the beach, the fence, the vegetation and the lighthouse stripes, then fussy cut it out. I tore a sheet of white scrap to shape the beach and used my Ranger ink and a blending tool to give it the look of sand. I then took another piece of torn paper to make the waves, moving it up and down and back and forth using a blending tool and 2 different inks to get the wave effect. Then I punch out some circle punches, of different sizes, and glued them to a piece of paper along the edge: and using my blending tool I did the same as with the waves to create the clouds, on a piece of white card cut to 61/2 x41/2 . When I was done with the background I attached the sand and wave piece to a 5x7 card  and then using some dimensional tape added the Lighthouse. I drew the birds and the light coming from the lighthouse on then attached it to my card. I used the twine to frame the scene and added the anchor, which I used my Ranger markers to color black,  I also stamped the Happy Birthday and framed and popped it up, to finish the card.  

I will be submitting this card to:Little Red Wagon Surfs Up"
                                                   Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes"


  1. WOW! What a sensational scene you have created! Especially love the way your framed in the card with the rope! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

    1. Thank you Nancy, I thought it would give it a nautical look.

  2. Great masculine birthday card - Thanks for joining in at STB~

  3. Both of these are terrific! Especially love the nautical themed masculine card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  4. What a gorgeous combination of techniques! Love this sea side scene you've created! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon!

  5. Fabulous Wedding card and lovely papers and design.
    Thank you for joining our Fabulous Florals challenge this week at Allsorts.


  6. A really pretty floral creation for our theme this week Karen - I need to try that colourway with the Altenew stamps as it looks fab, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge again.

    B x

  7. Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

  8. beautiful cards! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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