Welcome to Cards by Amy K.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
These are the tags that I made for the August tag swap hosted by Carlene, pinkscrapper99 on you tube. Thanks to Mom for agreeing to let me use her image for my tags. I think they turned out lovely. I did forget to mention in the video, that all the pics, after being printed on cardstock in black and white, were then covered with a couple layers of modge podge. That's what gives it the glossy look. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for watching. hugs. amy k
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This is Penelope Ruth Milam. She was born on Aug. 9, 2010 to my brother, Derek, and his wife, Melissa Milam. I just wanted to show you guys our beautiful new additon to the family. She was born at 8:17 am, weighing 8lbs 12.9oz and 20 inches long. She's my niece and my God child. I cant wait till she's home and I can get to spoiling her. Tfw. Hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
To make this card I used the DCWV, punk, stack for the paper. The file card was cut with the cricut wth the Graphically speaking cartridge. For the back ground of the sentiment piece I used tumbled glass, victorian velvet, and shabby shutter distress inks by Tim Holtz. They seamed to most closely match the background paper. I used a Happy Birthday stamp by Rubber stampede by Delta. I also used a mini marks rub on by American Crafts for the You Rock. The black flower is by bazzill basics and the little pink flower is a cricut cut from the sweet treats cartridge, the bling brad in the center is by Heidi Swap. I think that about covers it. Hope you enjoy!!! hugs. amy k
I made this card for, you guessed it, my best friend, Wendy Brown. I wanted to come up with a card that had lots of texture on it. I started off with the brown paper that is very textured by a company called Canson. It's something I found at my local Micheals a while back. I think its especially made for card making, but I don't know. lol. I then used my sizzix texture boutique and a cuttle bug texture plate in textile to emboss white card stock that I ripped down the right hand side and sprayed with peach delight glimmer mist and then rubbed the top of the texture with walnut stain distress ink from Tim Holtz. I made the flower out of book pages that was cut out of the tattered florals die from sizzix and Tim Holtz and covered with the gold shimmer modge podge and layered together and an antique button, one of my very favorites in fact, was used for the center. I used green hand made paper for the back ground on the right hand side and the brown strip at the bottom is a border sticker from Anna Griffin's Flora collection. The sentiment is a stamp set from inkadinkado and it is heat embossed with Zing metallic finish embossing powder in copper. I also used it along the sides of the sentiment piece. I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and I was so happy to put the work into it, like I am with all the cards I do now days. Im not making cards to sell anymore and so I only make them for the people I love now. Im happier that way;) It brings me joy to know that the people I give them to actually have come to look forward to getting on of my cards on their birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions. I love to hear how much they look forward to them coming in the mail, even tho they are mostly late getting to them, and how they enjoy them and never throw them away. I would never be mad at anyone of them for throwing one of my cards away. I know how those kinds of things can accumulate. Wendy does have special instructions, however, to give that button back to me should she ever decide to discard of that card. lol Hope you enjoy!! Hugs. amy k