Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Chicken in with Andy

My son is in Minnesota. I like to send him cards...well more accurately I make him cards but forget to send him them. I do send some, but make more than I actually get in the mail. I'm much better at emailing him, lol. Anyway, he took care of our chickens when he was in high school and didn't like it very much...OK already, he hated it. This chicken card will make him smile. I will remember to send this one!
I made it with the SU retired stamp set, Best of Cluck. I stamped the image on SU Whisper White, and layered it with Basic Grey Infuse Designer papers from a 6x6 pad. (print, red, brown) The base is SU Cranberry Crisp (retired). I used Roseart Colored Pencils to color the chicken, and Holtz Distress Ink to stamp the image. I then colored it, then sponged with Holtz tea dye, then Holtz walnut stain ink. I adhered the image to the red layer, then the brown and print layer together. I added the ribbon and brads to the print layer, the adhered that to the base. Added the image layer, and it was done! Simple, quick, fun. I hope I will be able to get back to stamping more often. I'm optimistic this is two original cards in one day! Well as original as I get anyway...Yippee...

Card for Mother, All About The Bow

My husband wanted a quick card for his mom to send with the gift we'd gotten her. So this is what I did, she likes these colors I think, and hope she likes the card. I used Basic Grey Infuse Papers on an SU Pretty in Pink Base. I layered the print, the brown with the pink for the sentiment over the top. I stamped the sentiment in SU Chocolate Chip. Added the brads, tied the bow, and finished adhering it all together. Trimmed the ribbon and it was done. Isn't this SU Satin Ribbon something?