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, March 16, 2011

Birthday Card for the Hubby

Brian's birthday was last week and true to form, I was late getting his card made. lol. I love my Husband very much, He is wonderful in so many ways and I love to make paper crafted tokens of my affection for him but, bless his heart, he told me that he was running out of room to store all the little cards and such that I was making for him and he couldn't bare to throw any of them out. His solution to this problem was to ask me to simply stop making so much stuff for him. lol. God Love Him.... He makes me laugh.
I made this card with a die cut from Tim Holtz; its one of the labels but I don't know the name as I don't own the die, I had a wonderful friend cut these out for me. Lucky me, right? I painted it with gesso and then stamped it with the Masculine Collage stamp set from Hot off the Press. It's got some good images that incorporate the gears. I used some colorbox chalk ink in charcoal for the sentiment and the image under it. I used the heat gun to dry it then sprayed it with Juniper glimmer mist. I added it to a piece of card stock that I embossed with the gears cuttlebug folder that I went over with some distress ink to highlight the raised areas. I added that to a piece of silver glimmer paper. The washers are some I got out of the Hubby's tool box and just used glossy accents to glue them to one another all stacked up and then to glue them to the card front. I added the ribbon and stacked a couple of Tim Holtz's gears and sprockets together with a game spinner and left it to spin freely. Brian likes that kind of interactive stuff on his projects. I think that's it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.
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