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!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Birthday card for my Mom

I wanted to make a pretty card for my beautiful Mother for her birthday.  She's such a wonderful lady who does so much for so many people around her.  I just wanted to let her know just how special she is to me and I do that best thru my craft. So here's the card.
For the card base I used a 5x7 pre-made card from K & co, for the background I used designer paper from Websters pages from the "life's portrait" line.  I used my Martha Stewart lace (I don't know what it's called) punch for the boarder strip and the distress inks I've used for this card are scattered straw and vintage photo.  I used that on the boarder punch piece and sentiment label and vintage photo all around the patterned paper and the card base.  I was really trying to highlight the yellow color from the patterned paper.  The flowers at the top left are layered primas and I've used glimmer mist on them to get that color.  I think they turned out pretty cool. the brown flower is from Wild orchid crafts and the yellow ones are from an unknown source.  I used some of my vintage buttons for this card.  The sentiment label die cut is from the Sentimentals cricut cartridge and I made it with my gypsy.  I used a stamp from Hot off the Press and archival ink in black.  Hope you enjoy this card and don't forget to leave a comment, I love hearing from you guys.
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