Stayed up until 3 am to make cards…. When the inspiration strikes……

Yes.. Yes I did stay up until 3 am to make cards. I made 5 of them.  Not sure what came over me. I needed to make a Thank you card for a special happy mail I received from Tracie Pond last week and because of my exam I was unable to make one to send to her.  Tracie sent me this gorgeous card with a beautiful little note inside about Creations for Kindness.

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Yes Tracie, your card brought a huge smile to my face. In response, I sent her a card that I am praying will bring a smile to her face.  2015-11-14 01.05.06-2

Friends truly are blessings in our lives.  For this card I used printed Vellum sheets and added it to a piece of brown card stock so that the print is just subtle enough for her to see.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps November Card kit set in Memento Tuxedo Black Luxe ink with clear embossing powder from Whispers. The Hijabi Girl I printed on card stock and fussy cut her out (cannot wait to get my Brother Scan N Cut2). I gave her a little lift by putting her up on pop up squares.  This focal piece was attached to an A2 white card base of Bazzill Marshmallow card stock.  Wink of Stella clear glitter gel pen was used to add some sparkle to the scarf and skirt and Crystal Effects added to her glasses.  Ready to be mailed (which I did today).

For my next card, I viewed a video in which it taught how to make a faux wood grain background.  I was intrigued enough to actually try.

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Craft card stock from Stampin Up was used as the card front.  The video stated to gently run the ink pad along the card in lines.  I used two different color inks.  Firstly I ran Simon Says Stamp’s Slate ink pad along the card and then I used Tim Holtz’ Vintage Photo.  I then used So Suzy Stamps’ two stamps to complete the card.  One is the Blowing Tree Stamp and Fallen Leaf Sentiment Stamp. These two were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Ranger Queen’s Gold.  I used some embroidery thread in a golden brown color.  This was backed on black card stock and then attached to a Craft card base. I still have mixed feelings about this one.  Continued in next post…..

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