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, March 3, 2015

Masculine birthday card made for a member of UMC

This card was made for a young man in our church named Mikey.  He's not a member that I know all that well personally, I'm sorry to say.  I do know he's a very nice and well mannered young man.  He's got a young wife and they have a small baby together.  They make a beautiful family.  We are happy to have them at Fishers Chapel.  I know his mother much more than him.  She's Dena Teems,  She got  her son and daughter to come to church with her.  I'm so happy for them all and for us to know them!  

To make this card I first made a card base out of some heavy weight cards stock that I get from Hobby Lobby.  I prefer the 110lb if available.  It just makes for a stronger card base and you can add more embellishments to the front of the card and not have it collapse on you.  The patterned paper that I used comes from a 6x6 stack from 7 Gypsies called Venice.  I forgot to mention I'm using a standard A2 sized card base of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The navy blue card comes from Bazzill Basics, I'm quite sure the light blue does too.  The cream card is just plain old card stock from Micheal's or Hobby Lobby.  I don't think the weight of that piece of card stock is terribly important for this application.  The only paper that I couldn't find the source for was the newsprint back ground piece of patterned paper.  I was sure it came from the DIY stack but It didn't so please for give me for not writing this all down when I made the card,  The background label shape and its shadow cut are both cricut cuts.   The smaller label and shadow and the cream label on top all come from a Sizzix  Framlets set by Lori Whitlock called Ornate Labels.   The sentiment stamp comes from a Close to My Heart set you've seen me use dozens of times, it's called Say it in Style.  To finish the card I just hand cut the two banners from the designer paper and inked the edges with distress ink.  I also used the same distress ink to ink over the sentiment to add some color and shading.

Well, that's all for today's card.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I've got plenty more to show you so stay tuned, as they say. lol.   I've got a swap to finish up and get off in the mail today.  I'm late with it this time and altho my partner is very very understanding and patient I just feel awful about it and want to get it off to her as quickly as possible.  I hope to be back soon with another card. Till then may all your days be Blessed.  Much Love and Hugs, Amy K.