Saturday, November 10, 2012

More Cards!

I have been working on layouts too, but they have been for calendars, so I can't share them quite yet.  I have them completed through August though, woo hoo!

I have two cards to share today, a masculine birthday card and an anniversary card.  The first is a birthday card for one of our friends who celebrated his 30th birthday tonight.  I used the new Unscripted Sketch and the papers I had laying on my desk from the calendar pages I was working on.

For the bottom part of the card, I used an embossing folder and ran it through my Texture Boutique. I rubbed some Distress ink over the embossing to make it stand out more.  I used another of the stamps from the Autumn Leaf prints stamps set and heat embossed that in gold.  For the number, I used some grungeboard letters, ink them in blue, rubbed a little Versamark over them, and heat embossed with gold.  I taped one end of the twine to the back of the middle piece of paper, wrapped in around the piece three times and then taped the other piece to the back.  To finish off the card I used a dot stamp to stamp the border.

Cardstock- Bazzill, American Crafts
Patterned Paper- Fancy Pants Designs, Paper Salon
Ink- Ranger, Tsukineko
Stamps- Stampin Up, Hampton Arts
Embossing Folder- Spellbinders
Embossing Powder- JoAnn Crafts
Grungeboard- Ranger
Twine- Queen and Co.

My next card I made earlier in the week, but forgot to post.  I used last week's sketch from Sketch Saturday.

This was a card for my parents for their 31st anniversary. The flower frame I cut out using the Botanicals Cricut Lite cartridge. I colored it by rubbing Distress Inks over it.  I stamped the word love inside the from and the sentiment where it was suggested in the sketch.  To frame the circle, I used Liquid Pearls.

Cardstock- American Crafts
Patterned Paper- Robin's Nest, Crate Paper
Punch- Martha Stewart Crafts
Ink- Ranger
Liquid Pearls- Ranger
Stamps- Hampton Arts, Stampendous
Eyelets- Making Memories
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Botanicals


  1. Love the combination of textures & embossing ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  2. I love the effect of the embossing, very effective. Thanks for playing along at Unscripted Sketches

  3. Both your cards are just lovely - love the embossing! Thanks for playing at US!

  4. beautiful all the details. Great take on this week's sketch. Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

  5. Great colours for a masculine card and I love all the dimension! Anita in France

  6. Beautiful! Great attention to the wee details on your cards. I would love to know what process you used for inking the embossed panel on the top card - it looks fabulous! Your pearls are absolutely perfectly placed on the second card. Thanks for sharing your craftiness with us this week at Unscripted Sketches :)

  7. Loving all the textures! Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches!

  8. I really like how you cut the flower and then colored it!!