Didn't quite finish these cards last night, as I twisted my ankle & fell going down the small step from the kitchen to the living room. Talk about feeling dumb! We've lived in this house over 25 years & I take that step 100 times a day! I immediately iced it & am so fortunate it's already way better & only my ankle was hurt. Hubby says I need to stop walking so fast & I guess he's right. It's a lifelong trait which I blame on keeping up with my dad's long legs when I was a kid. Anyway, today I finished up cards using SSS products.
First is my 5th entry for the SSS Wednesday Challenge & it's a BD card for my cousin. He always answers the phone with "greetings" instead of saying hello.
My last SSS order included a free gift--the die set Trees and Trunks which must be retired. I immediately thought it'd be great for a masculine card. There are lots of dies in the set & I'm going to have fun using them. For this card I blended DI vintage photo & frayed burlap for the trunk and crushed olive & peeled paint for the top. I added splatters & then blended a bit more ink to soften the look. The background is faded jeans & tumbled glass blended onto the linen card with a brush. The sentiment from SSS Thoughtful Messages (one of my favorite sentiment sets) was stamped in Hero Arts Cup 'O Joe. Dug out a very old corner punch I bought specifically for masculine cards to finish it off. I'm also entering SSS Flickr Challenge #94 & Flickr Love Handmade Cards.
Next is my feminine friendship card using SSS Heart Mandala stencil with DO inks worn lipstick, picked raspberry & abandoned coral--blended from the center outward on glossy cardstock.
Pink & gray is one of my favorite color combos & I had a scrap of gray textured cardstock that was just the right shade for the mat & SSS Painted Hugs sentiment die. The word is stacked 3 high & covered with Nuvo Glaze. I didn't want to cover much of the beautiful stenciled image, but needed something else. One of my many paper flowers came to the rescue. It had the gem & was white--ready to color. I blended on the same 3 inks & added some white dots & Wink of Stella. Decided the circle needed to be mounted with foam tape. Can't make every card flat--haha! Speaking of friendship cards--check out the Card Chain Challenge. I've participated for years sending & receiving a card each month. You don't have to make a new card--send one that's in your stash if you want. There's even a gift certificate from Taylored Expressions up for grabs this time. I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge #94.