MIL 92nd

MIL 92nd

Another birthday card for my Mother-in-Law – this time she’s 92!

I tried something a little different here by using a regular-sized embossing folder on an 8×8 card base. The card itself is a gorgeous shimmery stock – you might see that in some of the photos – and the embossing worked surprisingly well I thought.

I anchored the tree to the ground with ‘hills’ sponged-on using various green inks and lightly highlighted the tree in green. The butterfly trees are from the Essence of Nature set by Chocolate Baroque and I coloured all the little butterflies with ProMarkers and added some Stickles for sparkle here and there.

The foliage at the bottom is from the same stamp set – as is the sentiment – and the butterfly is cut out of a designer paper – I’m not sure I’d use one with lines if I do this again!

You can see the shine on the card here - and also a faint crease from the edge of the embossing folder. It really wasn't too noticeable on the finished card.

Pearlescent card

The base layer for the butterfly was cut from paper which had been underneath items I've been spraying with inks and mists - I drew around the die and fussy-cut it by hand.

Butterfly

David’s Birthday

My son has also had another birthday – he doesn’t really like cards but he commented favourably on this when he opened it. He was Skyping with us at the time he opened it so – instead of him being across the other side of the world (California!) – it seemed he was in the room with us :). Here’s a link to the stamp I used and also one for the embossing folder.

Always tough - got to have soccer/boats/cars on them it seems! David always has to have a bike on his as that is his vehicle of choice at all times.

Masculine cards!

Love this embossing folder - Tim Holtz® Alterations Texture Fades™ Embossing Folders Bricked & Woodgrain Set.

Brick Wall

I really like this stamp by Crafty Individuals. I cut it wiith a deckle-edged Nestie and layered onto a scalloped rectangle. Lightly coloured around the edges while it was still in the die.

Every Journey

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