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!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Masculine birthday card for Brother

 Here's what the front of the card I made for my Brother's birthday looks like.  I used my Bobunny, "Timepiece" collection for the paper line.  I used a bottle cap for embellishment on this card and it was my first time using anything like that.  I have to say I enjoyed it.  I was using a time/clock theme for the card so I went with that in designing the bottle cap, I cut a 1" circle of card stock to match the patterned paper and then I had some watch parts (the actual inter workings of watches) that my good friend, Robin had sent down to me so I used some glossy accents to fill in the bottle cap then sprinkled on some of the watch parts.  They got embedded in the glossy accents and some of them were completely covered and some were still sticking out.  It made for a cool effect, I thought. For the rest of the card; I  used a stamp from Close to my Heart for the tag shape called "Vintage Type".  I also used the coordinating die cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge for the cricut to cut it out.  For the circle die cut behind the Tim Holtz watch face is a Die-namics die called "Dizzy Dolly Duo" (there's two dies in that set, thus the name) and the flourish die cut is also a Die-namics die called "Fancy Flourish". Other than that, I used some braided trim and a metal buckle to go along the center and backed it all on some brown Bazzill Basics card stock.
This is just a look at the inside.  As you can see I used a piece of white card stock (i use the Ga. pacific white from Wal Mart) and backed it with another piece of that brown Bazzill card stock and then just stamped it with a dollar stamp from Micheal's using some archival ink.
That's all for this card, thanks for stopping by to take a look, Hope you all had a wonderful Mothers day and look for  me to have my Mother's day cards up here soon.  I'm running just a little bit behind after the surgery.  Hope all is well with you.