Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May Greetings

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend and had a chance to participate in some of the festivities for National Scrapbook Day if that was on the agenda. I was pretty productive considering the weather was gorgeous and the hubs and I wanted to enjoy that as well. I had almost forgotten that I needed to make cards for my dad's birthday and for Mother's Day, so that was first on my list.


For my Mother's Day card, I cut the patterns from 2 Project Life cards in my April Studio Calico kit and then used washi tape to adhere them together. From there it was just a matter of stamping my sentiment and punching out a couple of shapes. I felt it needed a little more stamping so added the little row of hearts at the top and put an enamel dot on the butterfly to finish it off.


I only had a few Project Life cards left from my March kit and this one was a favorite. Turning it into a birthday card for my dad wound up being the perfect way to showcase it. I used watercolors for the stamped sentiment as well on the wood veneer pieces. I had forgotten that I wanted to sprinkle some mist droplets before adhering everything and went ahead and did it after the fact. You can see that I didn't do a good job of covering up everything and got some on the yellow star. oops!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE those cards- my fave is the birthday one- very cool and awesome! great for anyone!

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  2. Such a great way to stretch your PL cards, Elise! I'll have to remember this. Love how your cards turned out, especially the trail of stars on the birthday card.

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  3. Such cute cards. I love the birthday one!

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  4. Love repurposing PL cards since we all seem to have our fill of them. The cards turned out beautiful Elise. I love the Yellow/Green color combo and the birthday card is so festive looking, both sure to be a hit I am sure.

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  5. Your Mother's Day card is very pretty. I really like the small hearts peeking from behind the leaves :)
    Great father's day card as well.
    Great use of those PL cards.

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  6. Love the mother's day card! I like the touch of washi tape on it.

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  7. Great cards!!
    And I really love the card with the falling stars!

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  8. Beautiful cards with great color palettes !

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  9. These are both fantastic! Great use of colors!!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!