Offspring2 cleaned out a few drawers last weekend, and I got to sort through cards from the last 15 years. This viewfinder card was made in 2009.
Here are the other views:
Supplies (that I remember!!!): Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Inkadinkado, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (textured), not sure about rust layer (too light for Really Rust, too dark for Pumpkin Pie!) or DSP, inks – Encore Gold, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, hole punch – Fiskars, metal hardware – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! clear.
I read about a card drive on Facebook (and one of the stamp company blogs, maybe…I went looking, I can’t find the post). Jacob Thompson is 9, has a late stage cancer, is not expected to make it to Christmas. He wants Christmas cards, and he likes penguins.
This is one of the cards I made for my Dad. I was so excited when this idea popped into my head, and that I was able to execute the design.
My Dad is not really represented by the images available from the stamp industry. He is not into nautical, the great outdoors, cars, jets or trains. He LOVES sports (baseball being #1), he loves jokes, he loves chocolate, AND he loves his family. He still plays softball and basketball at 83.
I thought about what he would be doing on Father’s Day…watching baseball.
I found a Baltimore Oriole logo online (hey, for personal use here, to make an old guy smile), and printed it on white cardstock. I then stamped the TV over the logo, and on a separate piece of woodgrain paper. I cut the woodgrain image to use the cabinet part of the TV for paper piecing. The white cardstock with the TV got die cut with a large tag die, and I colored the wall a light blue/green, and added a piece of background paper for the flooring. And I just kept adding layers of Baltimore Oriole team colors.
I went looking early (6:00 am, EST) for challenges, and nothing had been posted yet. Then, I got working on my own things. I need to go back and look at company blogs for challenges.
It is rainy and gray here this morning, so I went with that theme. I blended a circle of blue onto gray cardstock, then used a stencil to add falling hearts (rain) with translucent embossing paste. Once that was dry, I mounted the log, the fox, and the sentiment.
Here is a close up of the stenciled hearts:
(click on any photo to enlarge)
Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic E19, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing paste – Dreamweaver.