Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.
Today, I wanted to share a second card that was made for my Grandfather's birthday. My aunt lives very far away and can't be here for a lot of our family gatherings, so she asks me to create a card for the occasion.
We know it would be simple enough for her to find a card and mail it, but I think it's special (and super supportive) for her to still want a handmade card that the recipient can open during their dinner. He even asked where she was.
To begin, I prepped a piece of 110lb white cardstock with my powder tool and stamped this treeline image from Stampin' Up "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder from Recollections.
Once that cooled, I sponged Hickory Smoke Distress Ink very lightly over the whole panel, then went over the grassy area with Shabby Shutters and over the sky with Faded Jeans. Once that was dry, the colours were too bright for the look I was going for, so I did one more pass with the Hickory Smoke.
The greeting is stamped from CTMH's "Belated Birthday" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I mounted that piece to a piece of Kraft cardstock then adhered the whole thing to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.
This card is for:
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge
Crafting from the Heart