Friday, June 24, 2016

One Last Father's Day Card

I'm stopping in to share this last Father's Day card.  It's a simple design  and a bit of a lift from a Pinterest pin.  Still, I like the design and made a few elements my own, so I was pleased with how this turned out.

I hope your celebrations were enjoyable.  I'm keeping up the crafty ways despite our intense heat of summer has begun.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Making Christmas Cards

My cardmaking reputation caught up with me this year as my aunt requested handmade Christmas cards.  I was more than pleased to comply.  It gives me the opportuntity to create and give stuff away.  In this case, I made 75 of these bad boys - a copy of my Christmas card last year in red.  I'm pleased with how these turned out and hope that my aunt will enjoy sending them out.

I had fun getting these done at the CK Scrapbook convention with Brandy earlier this year.  I will try to deliver them next month with an in person visit.  We'll see how that works out for me :)

Have you started the Christmas card making yet?  I've seen some of my regular blog friends with just a few. That's a good tactic to be ready in time.   I actually completed my major card assembly at the same time, but will hold onto that one until Christmas time as a surprise.  That's how I usually do it, get a bit ahead because crafting at Christmas time can feel stressful.

Hoping this little Christmas in June post inspires you.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Watercolor Washes and White Embossed Images

No secret, I'm enjoying watercoloring.  It is such a simple tool and the results are fabulous.  For this card, I used this post as inspiration.  I decided to make multiples as i wanted to try different colors and intensity of color.  I followed the same technique - wet on wet watercoloring using my Mission Gold watercolors.

I super love how these cards turned out.  They were easy enough to make and fun to play with watercoloring.

I played a bit with coloring the leaves.  I found I didn't like this look nearly as well as I enjoyed the other card fronts.  It's a nice enough card, just like the monochromatic look of the others a bit better.

What card sets have you been making?  If you've never considered making multiples, let me encourage you.  Because all of the supplies were out and available, this set of 5 cards only took a couple of hours with drying time and assembly.  Go ahead, give it a try!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Another Father's Day Card

I promised this post today.  A paper piecing card with an image from the Silhouette store for Father's Day.  I was totally inspired by Eleven from the Dr. Who series.  Those that know Who know exactly what I'm refering to.  I'm missing the suspenders (they are tucked under the jacket, you just can't see them).  Oh well, I'm not sure my grandfather will get the reference, but I showed this card to my kids and they got it.

All pieces are edged with Vintage Photo and the sentiment is white embossed to create a bit of contrast.  I'm super touched with how well this turned out and hope that it sends just the right message to my dear grandfather - we love you and are grateful to you for all the support and fathering through the years.

What have you planned for tomorrow?  We'll have breakfast with the kids and then plan to drive to California where I have business during the week.  I'm hoping to keep up with all the business committments, that might be a bit tough.

Have a fantastic rest of your weekend.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Father's Day Card

I needed a couple of Father's Day card.  I decided to do a bit of paper piecing.  This card was made using a card on the Internet as inspiration.   I lost the url or I would have shared it.

I made scrap paper templates for each of these elements, just eyeballing the dimensions.  The point is that the pocket will hold a gift card - a simple gift, but perfectly appropriate for a dad to pick out exactly what he wants.

I super love how they turned out so I decided to get out the Silhouette to give another simple, but effective card design a go.

I'll be back tomorrow to share this second card. I hope you are ready for the big day - there's only a few more left before we get to celebrate the dads in our lives.