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!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Just for being my friend card

Recently (and by that I mean like March lol) I was getting together a small package of a few crafty items that I wanted to share with Robin.  Robin is my very first and oldest online friend. and by oldest I mean she's been my online friend the longest.  I wouldn't dare hint as to her age. no,no, no. That would be bad, bad, bad for me lol. Any way I love her and we enjoy speaking to one another on the phone a few times a week and thru our crafty surprise mail.  I think in this package I had a few duplicates that I loved so much I accidentally bought them twice.  So I don't like to send a package without a card inside so this is the little card that I came up with to send along in this package.

I'm sorry, I'm not sure about the background paper.  I believe its from Hobby Lobby and then I distressed the edges and added gesso to better define the distressed edges. I used a spellbinders die for the cut at the top left with the two friends. It's called Labels 22, for the sentiment cut I  used a punch from Hobby Lobby by the Paper Studio for that.  The stamps that I used was a pair that come together, they are by Dawn Houser for Inkadinkado. After die cutting the image I left it in the die and sponged around the inside of the die but not around the image because I wanted to color it.  For the sentiment I just sponged around the punched piece.  For the image I just got out my Prisma color pencils and colored up the image. I thought it worked out great and I was glad I used the pencils.  I felt like the image was just too small for my coloring to use copics and do any shading. I used some flowers that I received in a gift package that I won from Lavish Laces over on the Little Scrap of Heaven ning site.  I also won some of her fabulous laces and bloomers trims.   I didn't use her ribbon for this card but I did use this fabulous one that I got from Hobby Lobby on a roll.  I Just loved this card and I sure hope that Robin did too.

That's all I've got for now so until tomorrow, have a great day and a blessed day.  May you be a special blessing to someone in need today. ttys, hugs, amy k