I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d forgotten to photograph the cards I made for my own mother-in-law so, when she came to visit recently, I had her bring them back so I could snap them. This first one is from my husband and me, it was meant to be a Stepper Card like the previous one but somewhere along the line I forgot what I was doing and it came out like this! The letters were from sets of large alphabets and each was mounted onto a die cut heart. The base of the card was covered in some lovely hand-made paper with silver sparkles on and edged with a cute ribbon. The brads were to help hold them in place ‘cos they’re quite heavy.
The ’90’ was triple embossed with UTEE and the last layer of gold ep hid the fact that they started out orange striped!
I was commissioned to make the cards from both my sons too so one of them was an easel card using a Spellbinders die and Tim Holtz Alterations Butterfly and Rosette.I airbrushed colour onto the oval through a mask and cut the under-layer of the butterfly out of some ribbon. I used all the punched hearts from the large die to decorate around the oval. The gold ribbon on the base is on top of red glitter.
The other was made with a embossing board which I won as a door prize at a Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight. This one had photos of the one son and his fiancée, the new great-granddaughter and few other additions such as a very grungy flower complete with dewdrops!
My son enjoyed the sentiment I chose even if the recipient didn’t! – “Eventually you will reach the point where you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it” – we are indeed at that point!