Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Two Card Hump Day

Greetings, folks! There was no spin class tonight, so I made the best use of my time by making a Valentine's Day card and a birthday card for my cousin AND finishing a book (more on that later in the post).

I went with a "love grows" theme with this Valentine's Day card, using the paper punched hearts as flowers and layering them. I was going to go with scalloped circles for flowers, but realized that my 2 inch punch was too big for what I needed. Anyway, the hearts looked like they needed a little something, so I added buttons to the center of two hearts.

Card Specs:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Bloom & Grow
Ink: VersaMark
Stamp: Studio G
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch

I realized that my cousin's birthday is coming up later month, so I figured I'd get on the ball and make a card for him. I find masculine cards rather difficult to do because I gravitate majorly towards rhinestones, glitter, and all things girly. There used to be ribbon with a knot where the striped paper used to be, but then my sister "helpfully" informed me that that would not be appropriate for a guy's card. Oook. Plan B. The ends of the ribbon were fraying anyway.

Card Specs:
Paper: Recollections
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Punch: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch and Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch

I finished "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein this evening, yay! I am so thankful for those people who recommended the book to me. I liked how the book was written from the dog's perspective. Who knew a dog could be so insightful and philosophical? Warning to those who plan to read it- I was definitely teary-eyed at the end. Even though the book centers around a dog, I think anyone who's ever had a pet will appreciate this book.

Song of the day: "Bye Bye Bye" - 'N SYNC. No laughing, ok? It's an oldie, but a goodie.


Christie Cottage said...

That's a great Valentine's Day card!

Ronalyn said...

I love the Valentines card...the buttons were a perfect addition.

I've never heard of the book you mentioned but it sounds like something I would like. I'm going to check my local library.

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love all of your designs!
Keep making girl!
Happy New Year,

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