A co-workers 60th birthday, and I was asked to make a card from us at work. And it would be nice if it was not so very feminine thank you.
So as it is autumn and the huntings season starts on sunday, I made a card with an elk on it. The leafs are my favourite die from Boss Kut. I have used this die for so many cards!!! All the paper and flowers are leftovers. The cardstock is pumpkin orange! I finaly found a use for it!. I have inked all the leafs and the paper behind with rusty hinges distress ink. on the leafs I also used some green distress ink.
A co-workers niece became a mother a few weeks ago, and I was asked to make a baby card. The new mother does not like pink, so I was asked to make a baby card that was not pink.
So this is what I ended up with. I tried to go for vintage instead of pink. The colours are more burgundy and dark. I actuallay used worn lipstick distress ink on the letters and frame to make them stand out. All the paper is from the same sheet of paper, only looks darker because of the inking. The carnation flower are Ivory, and also got a swipe of distress ink. The stamp is one of my favourites from Joanna Sheen! These stams are just gorgeous!!!
The new mother called my co-worker the same day she got the card and gift in the mail, and she was extremely happy with the card. Apparently she want to frame it and have in the nursery. Wow
For some strange reason I thought about these little ducklings for days and wanted to make a card with them. I have not used any of my Quickutz for a very long time, but I dusted the dies and located my duck. The idea is that this is a great card for a boy or girl turning 1 year old. They do not need more than they recognice.
I hand tore my blue paper to make it a little wave like and coloured the wings a little orange and black for the eyes. Then I just could not think of a single ting more to put on the card, as all just crowded it. Odd!
But I'm satisfied with it, and it proves to me that sometimes more is less.
My cardmaking have been sadly neglected during my 4 years at school. But now that I can titulate myself as Prosject Engineer I have time to make cards again without feeling bad about doing so!
I made this card with leftover paper that was in my growing pile. I also used a cornations stamp that I bought the first time I went to Gjøvik for school, so this was part of celebrating that I'm not a school girl anymore. The sentiment say" Happy birhtday" in Norwegian.
So second part of the gift for my friend. A matchbox that match the card and candlewrapping that I have made. On the Cropstop Summer Blog hop challenge that Dalis have you have to make something with a sun on. So I have put a favourite sun stamp on the matchbox.