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, October 14, 2013

Happy Birthday card for Father inlaw

This is the card that I made for my Father inlaw, Dale this year for his birthday.  Sorry that this isn't the best picture but I was in a rush to get it into the mail (anyone who gets cards from me will tell you they are always late.lol) so I didn't have time to get out my big camera and set up a back drop so I just grabbed the camera on my phone and snapped a quick pic.  For the background I used a burgundy coordination's card stock and distressed the edges with my Prima distressing tool. I cut the designer paper just a bit smaller and then did the same thing to the edges.  I can't recall what brand of designer paper that I used tho. Sorry.  If someone really wants to know they can just email me or leave a comment letting me know and I will try my very best to find out for you.  The Polaroid frame with the arrow cut out is a die cut that I designed on my gypsy  handheld device using a couple of cricut cartridges.  I just used green patterned washi tape on a strip of white card stock and layered it behind the cut out of the arrow. For the #1 Dad die cut I used the Phrases cartridge for the cricut and used some of the same Coordination's paper on it.  I distressed all the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink from Tim Holtz for Ranger. I think that is becoming my go to color for distress ink lately. lol.  I stamped the sentiment using a Close to my Heart stamp in onyx black versa fine ink.  Then, finally, I added the thin rick rack trim.  It's from my vintage stash so I have no man. for you.  Well, that's it for this post, hope you liked my card. Next time I will try and do better with the picture taking. hehe. I hope you all are having a great Columbus Day. And those of you with the day off are enjoying it.  I'll be back soon with another card as I am still behind on my post and have plenty to share. Talk to you all soon. Hugs, amy k