Last week was Richard's birthday (Mum's husband) and I FORGOT!! I remembered the next day after my sister reminded me and got straight on the phone... but I did go and visit them yesterday and gave Richard his card and gift voucher (hope you enjoy it Richard!). I used one of Tim Holtz stamps (which reminds me of something else I want to share...will wait till the end of the post for that one!) Here's Richard's card:
And of course, every card needs an envelope... love how they turned out!The second birthday is Mum's which is tomorrow but she got her present and card when I visited yesterday so I can share it now... I told her I wasn't going to blog it until after I gave it to her and the cheeky woman sent me this email... 'You can blog it.. I won't look'... Yeah right!!! So here is Mum's card:And yes she got a one-of-a-kind envelope too:I love how it all turned out.. and there was a reason for trying out vintage! Mum has decided that she REALLY LIKES stamping and she REALLY LOVES the vintage style so I thought these cards might give her some ideas and inspiration. And now for the present... I've actually been working on this for 3 weeks decided what I was going to do and trying to incorporate lots of bits and pieces and Mum LOVES it.... in fact when I gave it to her she was actually 'speechless' for a couple of minutes and then WOW came out of her mouth... certainly made it all worth while and I'm thrilled you like it so much Mum :)I've taken a few detail shots too so here's the first one - the cameo and lace worked together so well... the cameo is from a jewellery kit at Spotlight and the lace got inked with Distress Ink:The dancing couple were a little photo on an embellishment sheet which I punched out, added the brass ring and stuck onto the 'E' and then I filled the ring with dimensional magic... the patina effect happened by accident... I edged the photo with Staz On and it reacted with the dimensional magic but I quite like the effect it gave:Then I made my very first memory slide and I have to say that it's my favourite part! I inked some paper, added the word 'Legacy' because Mum has been researching the family skeletons for years... added a little photo embellishment (because there's three girls in our family), then I cut out a bit of lace and added a crown. Finally I put it all together with some card backing and slid it into a memory frame and added some ribbon:I'm definitely going to be doing some more memory slides in the future!! And here's a couple of detail shots showing things from a different angle:
And now for something quite different. I watch Tim Holtz blog quite regularly and he often shares neat little tutorials... I tried out a few of his techniques on some ATC's I did recently and thought I would email him to share them.... and he emailed me back!!! How cool is that??? So here's what he said:
excellent work shell-
thanks so much for taking the time to share them...appreciate it.
Was I excited??? YOU BET!!!
I can't share the ATC's just yet because the swap has only just finished but hopefully in a couple of days you'll get to see them. In the meantime, have a great Sunday :)