Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

This is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. A man of high brow tastes, one of his favourite foods is hot dogs :) I have to admit, I'm the same, I think top 3 meals would be seafood, a full roast dinner, and hot dogs (not all at the same time). I already had the green glitter glue (which doesn't show up too well in the photo, but it's above the mustard), and when I saw this image on the Simply Charmed cart, the card just started to come together in my mind. I did the edge of the bun with chalk and a blender of my first attempts with it, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's day

I'm going to have to come up with more ideas for more masculine cards...I couldn't think of anything for a father's day card for my father in law. So, two sided paper, with a stripe pattern on the one side, pinned back with brass brads, and a simple messge in the middle (though really think I need to start printing them on the computer).
Funny think about this? I chose the paper based on the stripe pattern, and the brown tones being more masculine...the name of the paper - Kitchen Spice!

Would you guess this is a napkin?

I got (stole) this idea from Terri at . It really is hard to believe that this is a napkin!
You take a napkin, remove any additional layers of paper so you only have the one sheet, the one with image on it. Take a piece of Saran wrap (plastic wrap, cling wrap, whatever you might call it...) and cut it just a little bigger than the image. Place the wrap under the napkin, and place both between 2 pieces of cardstock. Put a towel over the cardstock, and iron - the heat will make the wrap both shrink and become and adhesive, glueing the napkin to the bottom cardstock. Terri has a video with the steps on her blog.
That's it! You can't tell, but I went around the flowers, over the leaves, and around the chickadee in glitter glue. I didn't know when I would use the black glitter glue when I bought glad that I did! I used Opal around the flowers, green for the leaves, black around the bird, and on his eye, beak and legs)
I made his as a birthday card from my grandmother. One of her pasttimes is watching th birds that come to the feeder outside her window. She has been on bed rest a lot lately, and I (my whole family too) have been thankful that she has that window, and that simple joy is accessible.

So thanks to Terri...only thing is that that there were 10 napkins, and 4 images of chickadees on each....that's a lot of chickadee cards :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Birthday card

A birthday card, from Paperlace. The round card was from a pack I picked up at Michael's. Yes, it was a pain in the butt to poke out all the little pieces of paper, and frustrating trying to figure out which cuts were to stay in the image, and which were to be removed. But the end result is pretty.