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!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Feminine Birthday card for Mother in law

This is the birthday card that I made for my mother in law, Judy.  I made it using the Kirby Teesdale Studio paper in the 4.5"x6.5" pad.  I usually buy the 6x6 paper pads for my card because the papers have the print on a smaller scale and the images fit the smaller size of cards much nicer but this paper is made by Hobby Lobby and I've never seen it in the 6x6 pads so this mat stack works great.  Most of the images are printed in the landscape style and fit just right on a card front with out having to do alot of trimming.  I matted the patterned paper on some bazzill purple card stock and also used it for the sentiment.  I cut out the rectangle shape with my Spellbinders die and I believe the sentiment is from Hot off the Press. For the vintage bottle I used a stamp set from Hampton Art and stamped it using hero arts shadow inks. I embossed the gold foil strip across the bottom using an Anna Griffin embossing folder then finished it off with some vintage green Chinese braid.

Here's a shot of the inside of the card.  I used that same bazzill card stock to mat the white layer and used my printer to print out the sentiment.  That's so easy to do and it looks very nice too.  To finish I stamped the butterfly image from one of the Micheals dollar spot stamps and used hero arts ink.

That's all for me today. I hope you liked the card. I'll be back soon with more cards as I have been very busy this month.  The church has a lot of birthdays in August and I try to stay as far ahead as I can so that no one receives their card late.  So I still have lots to share with you.  Till then I hope you have a wonderful day.  I've got a full day planned of mowing the grass (if it doesn't rain) and then shopping this evening. So I will be pooped by tonight. I hope you are having a very blessed day.  Talk to you again soon, lots of love and hugs, amy K