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Card 14 – Thank You with a Flower

4 Jun

Took another break from blogging, but fear not I have a bunch of cards just waiting to be photographed and uploaded sometime tomorrow. Like I said, I am a much more diligent card-maker than I am a blogger =)

So, here is a Thank You card for one of my bosses. I tried to branch out and try 2 new techniques. One is using random pattern papers together, the other is a DIY flower embellishment. I LOVE how the flower turned out. I used my nestabilities and an old law textbook to make it. Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. So yummily shabby! I hope my boss appreciates the use of the law textbook, since he is a dean at my old lawschool…muahahhah. OK, I’ll shut up now and show you the goods:


Honestly, I am not 100% happy with it. Either the button or the butterfly are extra, yet I refuse to get rid of either. =/ Alas, I promised to myself I’ll post every card I make, so I am posting this despite my desire for perfection. Hope you like it!

What I used:

Cardstock – Bazzill, A*Muse
DP – Basic Grey Lime Rickey; Law textbook
Other – MS punch; Recollections brad and rhinestone; button and twine from Michael’s; Fiscars scallop punch

Have a Craftastic Day!


Card 10 – Happy Mother’s Day!

16 May

This is the card I gave to my mom. She has been very supportive of my new hobby so I really wanted to impress her, and I did! She absolutely loved the card. The theme was sort of a lost treasure map. I think I have been playing Treasure Isle on Facebook too much…hehe. The middle was stamped with versamark, embossed with clear and then distressed with Tim Holtz’s inks. It was my first time trying the Distress Inks and I love the result…LOVE!


What I Used:

Cardstock – Bazzil, recollections
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Borken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo; Versamark
DP – Carolyn Gavin
Other – brads,buttons and string from Michael’s, MS butterfly punch