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, September 24, 2010

Birthday card for Sara - 2010

I made this card for my dear friend, Sara.  She is my oldest friend.  She and I met years ago when I lived in Calhoun, Ga and we have kept in touch all these years.  I was late with her birthday card, just like I have been with just about all my cards this year, but I hope she still enjoys it. 
I made this card using the Life's Journey paper from K and co.  It's one of my favorite all time paper lines.  I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for the Cricut to cut out the frame and the green vines.  I used bazzill card stock for the brown base, and the sentiment stamp is from Hampton Art.  I stamped it with Versa mark and then covered it with Pearl Ex in supper russet.  One thing  you should remember when working with Pearl Ex is that it doesn't have a binder in it.  One of the ways I solve this problem is to simply spray my project with a coat of hair spray.  That's what I've done here and you cant notice it on your project, not other than it smelling nice=>  The flowers on the top right are prima's in white that I've glimmer misted with Burnt Red and Sunflower.  I attached a pearl button to the center. I also added one of the stick pins I've been embellishing with beads lately to the flower.  The flower on the bottom left is from Recollections.  I used pearl paint for the little pearl drops along the frame corner and the vine is finished off with some self adhesive half pearls, no source, the pearl swirl up in the left corner is some Prima bling. I also distressed the edges of the paper and used some walnut stain distress ink from Tim Holtz and Ranger.  I was really happy with this card once I was finished with it.  I hope Sara enjoys it and that you do too.  Thanks for stopping by. Now go do something crafty today=>