Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cards For David...Weeks 9 and 10

Just a quick post of the cards I made for my brother for the last 2 weeks. Last week I sent the cattail card. (Idea from Linda N.)I saw a similar card on another blog(sorry I don't remember where but when I find it I will post it in the comment section) but I changed it a bit. She had the main image at an angle on the page but I just couldn't seem to get mine to look right that way. I also used different colors and shaded the background and around the edges. I used old olive designer paper and stamped the sentiment(Hero Arts) directly on it with Early Espresso ink. Card stock used was Whisper White, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso. I used a reverse masking technique. You take a punch and use the punch out area(circle in this case) as a "stencil" to color in. After the moon was on I stamped the grass(Stampin Up) in Old Olive right over the moon. I used a punch(Stampin Up)to make the little "cattails" in Early Espresso cardstock. I sponged the main image with More Mustard and edged it with Early Espresso. Added the "cattails". I used mono adhesive and it dried tacky. OOPS! So I just punched out 12 more and added another layer and used a small amount of crystal effects to attach them. I liked it better because the cattails stand out more. So it's what I would call a happy accident. :0) I then layered the images used More Mustard brads and then used pop dots to lift up the main image.

The ice cream cards were so easy to make.(so sorry I don't know how to turn the pictures upright! ugh!) I followed a video on You Tube by "Chick N Scratch". She had some wonderful ideas. She used decorative paper for her "ice cream" but I used solid cardstock and highlighted it with ink around the edges. I also used the glitter red paper as a trim along the top of the cone. It just looked like something was missing without it. I made one for all the family. My nephews birthday is coming up this week so I thought I would take care of it all at once. I sent along a small ice cream maker, caramel and fudge topping, chocolate sprinkles, a brownie mix and a few dollars for ice cream and whip cream. I think it will hit the spot.

I wanted to thank you again for all of you who sent in ideas for the masculine cards. I also got a bit behind so I wasn't able to send the packages out on the 5th. But they are on there way! Hope you will love all the goodies. I had so much fun shopping for them!

As always, I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...


  1. Hi Shirley your card for David is very nice. It is a card that bring about a soothing feeling. I hope he likes it as much as I do I look forward to the next post and another idea to take to the crafting area.Thanks Mary

  2. Love the cattail card. You did a great job on that one. The ice cream cards are darling. Great idea. Thanks for sharing with us. Love your blog. Always something interesting here.


  3. The cat tails are beautiful really nice card. Very masculine like you wanted. DianeM

  4. Shirley,
    I LOve Love Love the cattail card!