Monday, February 17, 2014

CARDZ TV Birthday Card Challenge

Yay!!!  I'm finally getting back to participating in challenges!  I had a request from a lady to make a birthday card for a boy....with a game controller on it.  WOW!  So I went out to the Silhouette Online Store and found one and bought it, then had a brain freeze on what to do.  I decided to get some inspiration from others, so logged in to Youtube and searched "Birthday card ideas for game controller"....found this neat shaped card....and the BEST part, it had the site where to get a free download!  The site is, I looked through the free downloads and found it.  I downloaded it into Silhouette and it was a breeze to cut! I decided to make two different cards so she could have a choice, so I made one with the shape card and one with the Silhouette file.  The shaped card has the "buttons" raised up on foam tape so they actually push down.  Below is the shaped card:

 I recently got some CardzTV Stamps and used them on this....I LOVE these stamps!  The quality is so wonderful!  I was amazed at how nice the stamp came out!!  The second card I made I tried a homemade action wobble thing (found the instructions on Youtube) for the controller and it turned out really cute....I'm anxious to see which card she likes the best!  Here is the second card:
These were fun to make!  Hope you like them, too!  God Bless!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Miss Terry's Card

Yesterday I found out that a friend's sister had passed away.  She was 90 years old, was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II.  Miss Terry (as we affectionately call her) called me about some business things, she retired several years ago but we all still stay in touch.  I knew her sister had not been well for some time, and Miss Terry told me that she had passed away last Friday, January 31st.   I wanted to send her a card, so this is what I made for her.  I used a dark gray for the card base, then black and a lighter gray that I put through an embossing folder.  I found some gray ribbon with white dots, so I put that near the bottom, made a bow and placed in the center.  Then I cut white cardstock  2 1/2 x 2 1/2 then dark gray 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 put it together and stamped a butterfly and the sentiment "Deepest Sympathy" underneath using silver ink pad.  I thought it was a little plain, so I added tiny white pearls down the body of the butterfly.  I like how it turned out.  I hope she likes it.