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, August 2, 2014

Masculine "Missing you from Church" card

Our Preacher, Art, and his lovely wife, Sylvia, had the awesome idea for me to make up some "Missing you at church" cards to send out to people whose attendance at church may have just kinda fallen off lately.  It's nothing pushy or anything to make the person receiving the card feel bad for not coming to church.  It's just meant to be a nice gesture to make them feel like they are truly missed and convey how much we would love to have them back at church.  It's really meant to make them feel how truly special we feel they are and to let them know that they are missed and yeah, we notice when they are not around.  I thought it was a lovely idea and I was totally on board to make those kinds of cards.  I've never seen a card that says anything like that so I was just winging it and I didn't have any stamps that say anything like that, of course, so I just improvised and used my computer and printer to make the sentiment.  I think that's a great look and I really like using that technique.  Not as much as I enjoy stamping lol, but I think its fun and it looks professional.

Art told me that he wanted one card to be for a male and one for a female so this post is for the male card and I'll follow up with a post featuring the female version.  For this card I used patterned paper by Authentic and a die cut from Anna Griffin and the note paper die is from Papertray ink. I had to cut that die cut down a bit to make it fit nicely on the card but I don't think it looks bad that short.  I added some washi tape in a silver pattern on the note page die and that tab die is also from Papertray Ink. On the corner die cut from Anna G. I used some silver rub and buff to highlight the embossed areas.  I pulled out an old boarder punch from Fiskars with the diamond shape edge and used it along the bottom piece of paper and distressed all the edges with Black Soot distress ink from Tim Holtz to tie in all the black and then added the panel to a piece of black card stock then mounted it to the front of a 5.5 x 5.5" corrugated card base (you know, the ones that I love) from Micheals. I just added a bow layered with some mesh bling that I got from Hobby Lobby to finish off the card.   

That's all for this post, I hope you enjoyed it.  I try not to make them too long. Tee Hee.  I talk alot. lol. I'll be right back with the follow up post to show you the female version of this card.  Hope everyone is off to a great start on their weekend.  Brian and I are possibly going to visit some of our friends today so that will be lots of fun.  She wants to show me all her crafty collections.  I can't wait.  She possibly has some goodies for me too.  The kind that I like, the antique paper and lace and trim and buttons, oh my.  I can't wait.  I'll come back and show you what I got If she wants to sell any of it. Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day and I'll talk to you soon.  Till then, much love and hugs, Amy K.