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!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Young man birthday card for the church

I made this card for a young man named Eythan.  His grandma is a member of our church and he comes with her a great deal of the time and when he does he always joins in with our band playing the guitar.  He's such a talented young man and we are always happy to have him there.  I used distress ink to color the backgrounds and the blue is embossed with a corrugated looking embossing folder.  To get the variation in the blue ink I waited until after embossing it to add the ink that way the darker ink stuck more to the raised surfaces.  I die cut the guitar and the frame with the cricut.  The flowers were all made by me and just a little side note: when I hand make flowers like this I start with a flower that is a cricut cut and that way I can get different sized flowers and I don't have to spend money on all those punches.  I just use any five petal die cut to make them.  If you would like to see how I make them just leave me a comment and I'll see about putting together a video tutorial for you. The smaller leaves are a cricut cut and the larger ones are from my Martha Stewart punch.  I just tied the knot at the top with that wonderful tie die ribbon to finish it off. 
That's all for today, I'll be back soon with another card.  Hope you enjoyed this card.  Have a great Friday, it's time for the weekend! Have a great day and Ill see you again soon, Hugs, amyk