Saturday, August 1, 2015

Background Check Two last two lessons and design day have now passed. I always have a bit o melancholy when an online card class ends.

I enjoyed the new format on this one. Two days to make backgrounds trying out various techniques then a day to turn them into cards. 

Two parts in one class.  I tried several of the techniques, but make only 4 cards.  Again these are mini cards for me to keep with my lessons.

It was a fun class, I'll definitely think more about my backgrounds when composing cards.

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July Card Chain Challenge

I was in such a hurry to make my card to ship it off to Jo in England, that I used the colors for the August challenge by mistake. Fortunately, my card can slide into the category of Friendship.  Upside, I love the colors of mustard, coral and I get to use them again this month!

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Supplies: Copic Markers (C1,3,5,7; R20,22,29,32; Y15,17,19;Yg63,67; G40,43)
Memento Ink, Taylored Expressions Stamp And Die For Zinnia Bouquet, Random Scraps

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get Well Soon

Today, I made a card for a young man in our neighborhood.  He was assaulted recently and just made it home from the hospital.  He helps hubs out occasionally. We have known him for several years, and he is a good kid, not so much a kid now (20).  So I needed convalescent card and a masculine one as well!

In June I had promised to make him a throw blanket with his favorite NFL team fleece in time for football season. Since I just finished it a week ago, I decided it was a good time to give it to him and maybe cheer him a little -- along with a cute but definitely masculine card to let him know we are thinking of him and wishing him a speedy recovery.

Fortunately two challenges have themes that can easily be maculinized (is that a word?).  I used the theme from Addicted to CAS - Chevron, and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches-197.

I chose masculine colors and I think it turned out quite well. 


Supplies: MFT Chevrons, scraps color card, Paper Smooches Get Well Soon stamp set, Copics, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo.