Friday, June 29, 2012

Two More Cards for the Week

Here are my last two cards for this week, two birthday cards!

 The first is a card for a friend who is celebrating her golden birthday today and having a party tonight. I wanted to include some gold on the card, so I decided to go with gold paint.  I pulled out my Adirondack acrylic paint dabber. While I was trying to get the paint to flow, the top popped off so I ended up with a big pile of paint on my scratch paper.  (How are you supposed to get the paint to flow out of those things?? I press the tip on paper over and over and nothing comes out, so then I squeeze the bottle and the top pops off!  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!)  Since I had a pile of paint and no brush (I was upstairs in my dining room so I could hang out with my kids) I decided to spread it with my finger.  The paint got kind of blobby (totally not a word, but I'm using it anyway) around the edges of the paper, but I do like how it turned out on the dry embossed paper on the bottom.  I stamped some swirls and flowers on the center piece with ink and then rubbed the paint dabber tip in the spilled paint to "ink up" the sentiment stamp.  A couple of stickers popped up with foam adhesive and the card was done!

I used this week's Card Pattern for this card.  Sadly, this is the last one as the site owner has decided to stop.  :(  I will miss those sketches!

Finally, I have a birthday card for my father-in-law whose birthday was yesterday.  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I played again with heat embossing over dry embossing and I am really happy with how this one turned out!  For the background of my card I used a Crafter's Workshop mask, my foam blending tool and Walnut Stain Distress ink.  For the leaf, I stamped it and then poured embossing powder over only part of it to made a more distressed look.


  1. Both are very cool! (I follow those same sketch blogs.)

  2. The card was beautiful! Thank you for all your work and experimenting on it! : )