Monday, March 17, 2008

Rejoice!

Yep, you guessed it -- it's another Easter card. lol I've got a few more to show you, but not quite yet (I need to make sure my parents receive theirs before I post it, and I'm having trouble finding time to post the two I made for my younger kids since they're with me pretty much all day every day...I may have to resort to locking myself in my bedroom for a little while one afternoon -lol). I don't think I've ever made this many Easter cards before, and it was fun, but at the same time I'm really happy to be finished with them...which, BTW, is quite an accomplishment for me to be done a whole week ahead of time (and they even made it into the mail today -- Yay!).

My youngest son will be turning 10 in a few days (time just goes by so quickly!), so I need to get his card made. And then I also need to make a few thank-you cards...and since I pretty much only have time to stamp on the weekends, this should be interesting. I wish I had a supply of cards just waiting to be given away, but it seems I'm destined to always be runnin' a bit behind schedule and have to put a rush on them. How 'bout you? Are you done with all your Easter cards yet? Do you have a stash of cards waiting to be needed? I hope you're not like me in that respect, but then again, I hope I'm not the only one who's usually running late. lol

Okay, enough of the rambling....
This card is for my sweet hubby. I used my new (to me) LilyKate 6x6 patterned paper pack by BasicGrey -- lots of yummy papers in there! -- and Jen del Muro's latest Sketch For You To Try. As you can see, my focal image is quite a bit larger than the one depicted in the sketch, so I had to adjust the design to accommodate it. I like Jen's original idea better, but because I really wanted to use that stamp (which also doubled as the sentiment), so I think it worked and turned out okay.
I used another Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, Rejoice Circle; stamping it in StazOn's Timber Brown on Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (yes, I'm lovin' that paper...and thinkin' I'm gonna be seeing a LOT of it from now on -- I love how it shimmers and it's a dream to color on -- possibly even for use on my daughter's wedding invitations). Okay, okay...back to the card. lol I cut out the image using my circlel Nestabilities, stippled some Indian Corn Blue ink over the Rejoice 'inner' circle, matted the piece on another piece of the LilyKate patterned paper, then attached it to the card using pop dots.

The outer mat for the card is the same green patterned paper I used for the matting of the focal image; the main paper used here is a luscious brown striped filigree-type design from the same paper pack. I also used another complementing piece from the paper pack for the three horizontal strips. I stitched around the outer edges of the brown patterned paper and the horizontal strips too. To accent the horizontal strips, I used the green patterned paper again, punching a 3/4" circle to use behind each of the brown buttons from the Jolie Chocolat button pack from S.E.I., and I tied some white DMC floss through the buttonholes.

Well, that's it for now. Fast and simple. I hope you enjoy it. ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope to see you again soon! Until then, many blessings!

Supplies: Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH), Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo Wiggins); Patterned Paper: LilyKate (BasicGrey); Stamps: Rejoice Circle (Cornish Heritage Farms); Inks: Timber Brown (Staz-On), Indian Corn Blue (CTMH); Other: buttons (S.E.I.), embroidery floss (DMC), stipple brush (CTMH), pop dots, sewing machine, white thread

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really like the masculine feel to this card, and your choice of Lilykate paper with the "budding tree" gives the essence of new life. Love your work. Desertrose in AZ.