April, May and June were all filled with many special occasions and my crafting supplies were being put to good use. Birthdays, Mother's Day and Father's Day... but I didn't share with you three other cards I made in the past few weeks.
For our 34th anniversary (!), I wanted to make hubby a masculine "time-themed" card. So I got out my Tim Holtz clock stencil, some gesso, inks, rub-ons and metal hardware.
This was my first attempt at using gesso, and I am very pleased at how it turned out! It was a lot of fun to add texture to the inked cardstock I had created in Tim's Creative Chemistry class a few months back.
No bows or flowers for this one! Just clocks, gears, metals and twine.
This next card was created for a co-worker's son who graduated this week. The tie is actually a white ribbon (I didn't have black!), dyed with black alcohol ink and covered with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Matte. I love the way it turned out! The cap is simply a piece of cardboard covered with black cardstock and popped up with black foam dimensionals. The tassel I found at the Dollar Store (a pack of six for a buck!) and was attached with a gold brad.
I was also called upon to provide for a not-so-special occasion... a co-worker tragically lost both her mother (expected) and a few days later, her husband (totally unexpected and sudden). Spellbinder's dies make it simple to create a distinguished card in black and white.
It seems like there is always a need for a card... the next one up on my "To Do" list will be for a niece's wedding in two weeks!
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