Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Damon

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 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.  
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. That is a fab card. Would love to see the reaction to the back:)

    Hope you caught the dust bunnies. Sue

  2. Oh wow this is again another one of your stunning creations truly beautiful l love it!!

  3. WOW Mary . . . I love a shaped card and this is one is terrific. Love how you decorated it too (front, inside AND the back!).

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. What a beautiful card!!! I think this is something you could also send to women who love lighthouses and the sea (you know, women like me...). It is exquisitely made. First time visiting your blog (I "discovered" you on Stamping Ground) and now your newest follower.


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