In the midst of the weekend here. My husband has finally been released to return to work! He has been off sick for 10 weeks and the doctor felt he was well enough now to go back to work. My husband has turned the corner and feels much better. If you remember, he had pneumonia and then that was complicated by hypothyroidism. So, he was really feeling rotten and so weak. We are both really glad that he is doing better now!
Now, let's look at a card! I made this feminine Congratulations card using a stamp from Hero Arts- Antique Keys. I did lots of distressing and added some fabric accents.
Stamps: Hero Arts – Antique Keys (CG178)
Congratulations – My Sentiments Exactly;
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry –Stampin’ Up; Coral and Pink –Bazzill;
Inks: Cherry Cobbler Pigment- Stampin’ Up
Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink from Ranger
Other: Sheer Creations Ribbon Celebrate It- Michaels
Kassies Brocade Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Clear Super fine Embossing Powder-Ranger
Zots 3-D Clear Adhesive Dots from Therm-o-Web
Thread and Needle
Fabri-Tac Glue from Beacon Adhesives.
- Make a card from Pink CS.
- Dry emboss a rectangle of Coral CS and distress with Victorian Velvet.
- Layer rectangle with Rich Razzleberry CS and add to the left side of card.
- Tie ribbon around card.
- Stamp Antique Keys with Cherry Cobbler pigment ink; heat emboss with clear powder.
- Apply Distress Inks starting with the lightest shade and ending with darkest.
- Layer stamped piece with Rich Razzleberry CS.
- To Make Fabric Poufs: Cut 2’’ circles from fabric scraps. Run small stitches along outside edge. Pull stitches tight and fabric will form into pouf. Try to flatten the pouf on the gathered end; knot the thread. Glue the poufs to the backside of the stamped piece with Fabri- Tac glue.
- When glue is dry add the piece to the card front with 3-D Zots.
- Stamp sentiment and color CS with Distress inks
- Cut out sentiment and layer with Rich Razzleberry CS
- Add to card front.
I use this design for Graduations cards (changing the color scheme for masculine cards), but it would be great for any kind of congratulation card - like retirement, house warming, anniversary, etc... Just add an appropriate sentiment to the inside.
********Challenges for My Feminine Congratulations Card:
Inspire Me Fridays: anything goes
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Allsorts: stitching--I stitched the little fabric poufs
Crafty Calendar: anything goes
One Stop Craft: use pastel colors
I hope you are enjoying the weekend. We are having a quiet weekend here. Don has to rest up a bit to meet the demands of his first day back to work on Monday. I did some sewing this week--mending mostly. But I still had time to make a bunch of owl and bird themed cards--using only scraps. I like to challenge myself to use only scraps once in awhile---it's fun!! I will have those for you later in the week. See you then! Love ya.