Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Enjoy the Journey Birthday card

I just thought I was late mailing my birthday cards in the last year.... I am really off to a bad start for this new year. Infact, this card was supposed to be mailed last year. lol. What can I say? I have really understanding family and friends. lol.
This card is for my cousin, Ben. He's a really cool guy and I wanted to make a card for him that would kinda reflect his laid back manor. I did alot of stamping for this card using several different stamp sets. I used two different visual artistry stamp sets from Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous for the car, the bingo card, and the "enjoy...." sentiment. The "thinking of you..." stamp is from the paperwork greetings set from Inkadinkado. The journaling label in the background and the label around the sentiment are from the Basic Notes stamp set from Basic Grey. And last but not least, is the Happy birthday sentiment. It's one you've seen me use numerous times before, its from the Say it in style set by Close to My Heart. I used designer paper from My Minds Eye; Jen Wilson's LePaperie stack. I used three different green tinted Glimmer Mist on it to give it that color. I used one of those wonderful vintage printed paper bags that my good friend, Robin sent to me for the bottom portion of the card. I did a white wash over it with antique white paint and crinkled it up and then dried it out before adhearing it to the card front. I also used antique copper paint around the edges and a little copper glimmer mist in a few areas. I colored in some of the cut out stamped images with distress inks in scattered straw and barn door and peeled paint. For a finishing touch, I added a vintage piece of brown lace.
It took me a while to get this card in the mail but I think It came together well. I hope that Ben enjoys it. I've got to go get ready for the next birthday coming up later this month. I think Mom's is the next one. Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave me a comment as I always do enjoy hearing from you guys.
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