HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAMON! My oldest is having a birthday. I won't give his age as he might comment with mine! I always have a problem creating cards for boys and men. I purchased this card stock quite some time ago. I loved it when I bought it, and then couldn't decide what to make with it. Recently, I was at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique and saw this anchor die (Spellbinder Inspire). Everything clicked....and I knew exactly what I would create for my son.
I die cut the Happy Birthday (Poppystamps) and the anchor. I cut them on a mirror silver card stock and I didn't like how shiny it was. It made the anchor look too new. So, I dabbed clear pigment ink on the dies and covered them with a thick silver embossing powder. Heated them and this is the result. I like it! I used a collection of Fabscraps papers and I love them. Sadly, I've looked everywhere and I can't find this collection. I think everyone must have liked it as much as I did. I used tiny jewels and some clear dots and the front of this card is finished.
I saw this format on Splitcoast Stampers. A very talented gal named Norma Lee created some cards using this format. This is what I made.
This is a time consuming card, but one I'm sure will be in my favorites for 2015. See the coin bits? I have no idea whose dies these are, but you emboss first and then die cut. I then inked the papers to get this coin color. The pieces I used for decoration are all from the paper collection. More tiny jewels, which my friend Brenda gifted me some time back....thank you Brenda.
Ok....I was gifted with three sons and a daughter. When I saw this paper, there was a graphic that I knew I had to use. Normally the back of my cards only have info about me and how to contact me. When I saw the graphic, I knew I needed to use it....here goes ladies...Meet my three sons!
I'm sure my sons will be pleased with this. Knowing that people don't always look at the back of cards, I added a raised clear dot so hopefully Damon will wonder what got stuck to the back and have a look.
Time to get busy chasing dust bunnies.....I've been a bit lax of late. My dust bunnies have multiplied and it's time to chase them down. So until next time.....
Happy Crafting, Hugs from my world to yours.
AKA: Glitter Grammy