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!!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Memorial Day card for Brian
I made this card from a napkin that I collected one year that Brian and I went to the Marine corp Ball. The card base is watercolor paper that I stained with coffee. I then used modge podge to adhere the napkin to the watercolor paper and then added a coat on top. I had never tried this myself before altho I have seen it done with tissue paper. I like the effect it gave. It had a texture to it that felt like masking tape does on the surface. The "Thank You" stamp was one from Making Memories; the cardmaker clear stamp set. I stamped it with Versa mark and then heat embossed it with gold and I also used the versa mark to emboss the gold around the edges of the piece. I also used just regular old pigment ink to color the back ground. the red and blue and I used distress inks in Antique Linen for the middle color. Finally, the America quote is a stamp from Inkadinkado. I also used Walnut Stain distress ink all around the outer edge. I think this card turned out great and had a great classic look to it. Hope you enjoyed it!!!