March 2, 2014

Sunday Morning Card Share

Worked up a few more cards to share....these were done back in the fall last year and just now getting around to posting them...after these I've got last years Halloween cards to post and then I think I'll be back up to date...well, almost!  LOL

I made this card for my newest sister in law...she is a bit younger then me but still from the Rock n roll era and I thought she'd like this.  She is also big on collecting antiques.

This was all from a kit I bought from Robin Sampson called Retro Diner.  I took all the images into Silhouette Designer Edition and traced them to be used with the Print n Cut feature.  After cutting, I layered it all up with pop dots and added some black buttons from my stash and some twine.  I added Crystal Laquer to the records and the malt glass to give it the shine it really deserves and also a bit around the juke box player and I used a dark pink colored marker to add layers to the poodle skirt.  I thought it turned out extremely cute and was easy to do....I like bright colors so this was right up my alley.

Next up was my sisters birthday card...nothing fancy, just flowers, a fence and a butterfly I had picked up the last time I was in Michaels. 

The ribbon was from Wal-Mart, the butterfly was by Martha Stewart and the flowers were drawn by me and cut on the Cameo.  I drew the leaves in the Silhouette Design Edition program and just left them as printable and not cutable...they printed out with my greeting when I printed the card layer and then I added a bit of white gel pen to highlight the tops of the leaves.  The flower centers are wiggly eyes that I painted with pearl white fingernail polish and attached with glue dots.  The paper is all AC cardstock. The fence was a cut file I downloaded from the online store.

Ok...last one for this session...another birthday card I created in SDE.

I have lots of embossing folders and never think to use them as much as I should. You would think I would because I love the look...something else I don't think about often enough is rounding my corners.
The embossing folder is a Darice.  The paper and butterfly came from Robin Sampson too and the kit is called Pleasure.  I just filled my shapes, traced the butterfly and used the Print n Cut feature in SDE. I do not remember where I got the Happy Birthday sentiment...I'm thinking it came from Miss Kate Kutables but not sure.  Added some music to the background before I embossed it and rounded the corners...pretty easy.  You can't see it in this picture, but I added glitter to the butterfly. I thought the sentiment tag would look good with turquoise on the edge but it didn't turn out too good...looks pretty sloppy to me but as usual, was running late and didn't have the time for a re-do...I'll fix it the next time I make this card..LOL

UPDATE:  I figured out the music background on this card, as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment. The paper was by LaurieAnnHGD and came in the After Five Designs Birthday Celebration Digital kit. I originally thought the greeting came from Miss Kate Kutables but it didn't.  It was from this same kit, Birthday Celebration, and it was designed by tborges.  This collection was made by 11 different designers.  It's hard to keep track this way...

This isn't a card but we got to enjoy some color in our landscape right after fact, we were taking down Christmas lights on a fairly warm winter day when this fellow decided to bless us with some beautiful sky color....too bad he was moving so fast and I didn't have time to change the lens on my camera.

Spring will be here some day!


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  1. I like the rock and roll one just because it's cute and fits me.
    I like the flower one because of it not being fancy.
    I like the butterfly one because of the butterfly and the teal color.

    Nice work!!!

    Wish one of those balloons would fly over me I love to see them and would have fun snapping a few shot.
    Have thought about going to a show.

    1. Thanks! More to come!

      We have balloon races in Indianola, Iowa and Bill and I discuss going to see them every time we drive through there but it hasn't happened yet. On our Missouri Days, they used to do balloons but they haven't done them for years now...I miss them..loved the bright colors! I just wish I had been more prepared for this balloon but I had my wide angle lens on and didn't really have time to switch them out. I had to run from the shop to the house just to grab the camera....and he was moving away from me, not toward me..that would have been better!



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