Every once in a while, I make a card I love. While it is nothing fancy (a different way of saying “simple”), it’s a pretty combination of paper, ink, stamps, ribbon, and a punched border and my take on Card Patterns Sketch 64.
The card base is 3-3/4 by 5-1/2 to accommodate the lace border. Everything else, I believe, you will understand from the following list of materials and tools. It’s a short one!
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, and Sweet Leaf cardstock; DCWV Latte Matstack; Cocoa and Sweet Leaf ink pads; Verve Stamps Serenity stamp set; Papertrey Ink Spring Moss grosgrain ribbon; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger punch.
This next card is my adaptation of CPS 67 as featured on the Card Positioning Systems blog. It also meets the criteria for this week’s theme, “Let’s Hear It for the Boys,” masculine birthday card challenge on the Our Creative Corner blog.
I used the Happy Birthday stamp from Close To My Heart’s Candlelight set to create a background for the candles. The candles and flames were stamped, cut out, and mounted to the card with foam tape. While I don’t usually use glitter on cards for guys, I didn’t think that adding Orange Peel Stickles to the flames would strip the card of its masculine appeal. The same goes for the not-so-feminine ribbon tied using a square knot.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, Barn Red, and Ocean cardstock; Sarsaparilla paper packet; Cocoa, Sunny Yellow, Orange, and Bamboo ink pads; Candlelight stamp set; Ribbon and brads from my stash; Orange Peel Stickles; 13/16-inch circle punch; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.
Another good day for me. How about you? I am tired, however, and by no fault of my own. The phone rang at 2:30 am – a very sweet 97-year-old tenant with breathing problems – which resulted in a 911 call. I don’t know about you, but I don’t sleep well when there are police cars and an ambulance outside my front door. It was a couple of hours before things settled down again. And the tenant? She was home again before I went to work this morning. Obviously, whatever was ailing her was not serious. I am glad she is OK.
We’ll try the sleep thing again tonight. But first, I’m going to slip over to see what I can come up with for tomorrow. Enjoy your evening!
P,S. About yesterday’s post, I didn’t mean for my wisecrack to sound sarcastic. I truly appreciate being appreciated by my sons. And, I am so very blessed to be their mother. With beautiful (inside and out) women in their lives and the precious grandsons Cameron has brought into my life, my blessings have multiplied. It’s all good … very good, and I’m grateful.