Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Birthdays

I'm sure it seems like an April Fool's joke considering how long it's been, but I actually have a few cards to share. First up is my attempt at a manly card (sort of). I wanted to keep it relatively simple, but I also wanted to play with some stamps that needed to see ink. I made a background using distress inks (broken china, tumbled glass, brushed corduroy) and stamps from American Crafts Majestic set. I used stickers for the 40 and on the inside just kept it simple again with a plain ol' Happy Birthday sentiment. Next up is a card for my niece. I used the set Toadily by Penny Black and colored with my Copics. You can't tell from the pic, but I used Stickles on the stamped daisy to add a little extra sparkle. The sentiment is a combo of my handwriting and another stamp from the set. I was going to try to piece it together from other sentiments from my collection, but it was taking too long to find the right one--I decided to just wing it instead!

I'm starting to slowly get my stamps unpacked and I hope to be "toadily" up and running in my craft area soon. :-)