I havent been posting much, for good and bad news. Good news - I"m expecting. Bad new- been sufferng pretty bad from hyperemesis, which is severe "morning" sickness.
So energy for crafting has been at an all time low - shopping for crafting has not though !! The new goodies were just too tempting to ignore so I took my bucket to my craft room and started creating my first things in MONTHS - it felt great ... until the nap I had to take from expending so much energy !
Heres a couple of cards I made for fathers day. First is a really fun discovery I had with my PTI woodgrain inpression plate - it works on CORK !!
I ran it through my big shot, and then because I wanted the grain visible upon potographing, I brushed it with my Cognac pallette pad to bring out the impression a bit more. Kind of draped some EE saddle stitch ribbon across the card, and used and EE cutout and fillable frames #5 dies and sentiment. Used some SUPER old ranger embossing powder, and trust me when I tell you embossing powder can get old. it didn't stick to the versamark very well, but I think the roughened look suits the card so i didn't do over.
Next card is one I made for my hubby - he's a teacher so I thought the ledger paper from Dawn's March color couture download would be great. Super sinple card, 3 stars from star prints, some Dark Chocolate Twill, and stamps from 3 sets make up the sentiment - Trajan Alphabet, Pond Life and Get to the point.
Decided this scholarly card looked great photographed in the clutter on my desk. ENJOY !!
The first gifts of Christmas are done!
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