Saturday, February 12, 2011

You Make Me Smile!

PTI has a new challenge - Make it Mondays, which you can read about here. I finally had a chance to sit down today and finish my entry for this week's challenge - a "Go to Sentiment" card, that I have been pouring over each night this past week after work.

I chose the sentiment "You Make Me Smile Every Day" as this reflects the way I feel about my Sweetheart. And since we are coming upon Valentine's Day and yet another Wedding Anniversary (21!) - this card will work for either day. Or any day of the year, for that matter!

All Stamps, Cardstock, ink: PTI
Heart Prints Sentiment
Mega Mixed Message
Signature Greetings
Text Boxed Additions
Rhinestones: Kaiser

Thursday, February 3, 2011

With Sympathy

If you ask any stamp artist I think they would tell you Sympathy Cards are by far the most difficult to design. Considering this solemn occasion, we want to convey condolence without too much glitz. I feel less is definitely more when it comes to expressing condolence.

I ordered this Leafy Tree embossing folder from Crafts Too in the UK specifically for Sympathy cards. (You can access Crafts Too
here.) It is actually a large, full-size leafy tree folder, but I embossed only half of the tree off the edge of the card stock to make room for the sentiment. (I apologize for the photos - I need to work on a better method for photographing.)
Embossing folder: Leafy Tree
Sentiment: My Sentiments Exactly
Punch: Martha Stewart
Cardstock: Becket Expressions Candelight
Ink: Clearsnap