This was a fun card. Skidding in to wish you a Happy Birthday! I was missing some inspiration until I looked over at the Freshly Made Sketch
that was going on. So I squealed my tires on over to the card corner and went at it. I usually pick the fire trucks, but I thought it should be the police delivering the news on this one.
So here is one of my last Thanksgiving invitations… I really need to get these in the mail this weekend.
I was playing with Freshly Made Sketches #112 for this one.
Love, love, love these sites!
Sketch sites like FMS give makers a great starting point, whether you’re feeling totally uninspired or you just want to start with a little direction to go in.
The sites aren’t only a stellar resource, but they really are an extremely helpful place to see work of other makers. I may never win any of the challenges, but I will always enjoy them as much as humanly possible. May Mr. Gobbles live in infamy! Have a great Pre-turkey week week!
Recently I was shopping and really wanted a new die that would make trees. I’m really pleased with the one I got and used it to make a birthday card using it.
I was going to make some Christmas cards with it, but this is what came out. I definitely think it’ll look great with some snow too though!
So since I’m on a mission to force myself to use more Crushed Curry paper, I decided I needed to make another version of the Turkey day invitation. This one was based off the CAS(E) this Sketch #53.
When I looked at it I almost immediately thought of the cards that have folding sides, and so viola, my “gated turkey day” card was formed. I think I like the patterns on the card better this time and I’m getting a little more mileage out of that crushed curry. Yes I did use some of the same components as the last turkey day card, but that seemed like a good idea lest my family think that someone got a more special card than the other. That just is not an option. So I’m sticking it out with Sweater Weather and Crushed Curry for my Turkey day invitations, just in different and happily funky ways!
Here’s a view of it open. Right now Mr. Gobbles is just sitting in mid-air, but we’ll fix that when I work on the insides later.
I finally got around to making the invitations for the thanksgiving day festivities. I used the Freshly Made Sketches #111 as my inspiration for the layout. They’ll be in the mail soon! If I don’t forget anyway… I’m finding it super hard to use the crushed curry paper and I think I may have gone a little overboard with the colors, but hey. Where is the fun in not going over the top.
I was trying to come up with something with the peek-a-boo frames with this card, because I just don’t feel like I use them enough. I didn’t take into account the size of the card and that I was going to have to put on 3 of these suckers, so I ended up using the smallest one and then had to find stamps that fit in them. That part actually wasn’t too hard. I apparently have a plethora. I did however forget that I kindda need to stamp the images and then put the frames on. Oops. It still worked out, but I could have done it better.
I think I’ll try this again, either on a smaller card with less and bigger frames or maybe make a MEGA card. It should be interesting either way. I’m not sure if I’m down with the sheer minimalist look of it either, but some of my cards lately have been waaaaaay too clustered feeling. Anyway, I had fun making it and playing. Yay cards!
I liked enough to enter it in the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #48. There were a LOT of great cards, but hey I can try. I keep waiting for the day when I make the Ultimate card.
I was playing with some of my older dies and found one of my pumpkins and in another one had some vines. I wasn’t quite sure what else I was going to do with it, but I thought I’d try out some of the embossing folders and new framelits I got recently. I think it turned out pretty good and I could use it as just a fall card or a Thanksgiving card or something else. I like it.
I started making cards again recently and decided to go ahead and attempt to do a couple of web challenges. One was from Fab Friday where you needed to use specific colors for the palette.
The colors were a little difficult for me to work with since I wanted a birthday card and not a Halloween card, but I think it came out alright.
I was trying to make it a masculine card, so again I went for a muted look. I still got to have fun with embossing though. I added some sparkle to the base card with some iridescent ice embossing powder. I thought about white and clear, but I think this was the right way to go. In retrospect, if I was
going to do it again I would probably go with stripes and not the polka dots, but hindsight is 20/20.
After I was done, I was thinking that this would have made a great card to use the wetlands stamp set with. The top circle could have been the setting sun and then the bottom half the reflection in the water. I’ll try that another day I think.
It could also lend itself well to a Sympathy card too or something along those line, like life changes graduations and the whole this is a new chapter in your life. Anyway there were a lot of ways to go with it and I’ll probably have to explore it later.The other challenge was one from over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was enjoying the thought of this one. It’s simple enough that you don’t have to go overboard wit items that would clutter up the card, well unless you really wanted to.
It’s quiet now, i hear the wind. The crickets sing, the birds chirping. The cars still drive by, but it’s more of a restful sort of hum. Low and soothing, rumbling on. Finding center, coming back. Breathing deep and settling in. It’s quiet now, beyond the din.