I'll share my new cards here first.
This is a card I made for a friend who isn't feeling so well:
This is a Happy Hoppers image that was sent to me by my very sweet blogging buddy America. I colored it with colored pencils and OMS, matted it up with Bazzill card stock, and then attached it to DP from The Paper Company. I thought the basket weave paper was perfect for this image. The sentiment is from Artful Inkables and I stamped it out and cut it out with my Nesties. I sponged around the image and the tag with Tim Holtz distress ink. I attached the sentiment tag to the ribbon with a gold jump ring. Below is a close up of the thermometer to show how I made it look like glass with Diamond Glaze.
The next card is the card that went with the card set I showed you in the last post. Don't know how I forgot to include it in that post. Here it is:
How cute is that bunny??? Again, another Happy Hopper image, and again, colored with colored pencils and OMS. The background paper is from the "Summer Stack" from DCWV which is an actual photo of water in a pool. I added glitter to the ripples in the water of the image which you can see better in the close up below:
The next is my project to share. I did another tile coaster set. This time I did it for another neighbor who also brought us over food. I made this one a little different from the first one by using the DIY Topiary set from Flourishes. I chose this set because the neighbor this is for is way into gardening. Here is the box I made to gift them in:
This is an origami box. Bottom was made from an 11 3/4 X 11 3/4 piece of card stock, and the lid card stock was 12 X 12. I forgot to look who the paper was made by before I finished folding it. But it is very thick paper.
Here is the box open:
And here is the full set:
The background stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used Staz-On ink for the whole project because it is totally waterproof. I found these cool sponge daubers at Achievers that come in about 12 different sizes. They are attached to long skinny wood pieces and are perfect for daubing in different color to smaller areas. I don't know what set the small butterfly came from.
She really loved them and was just amazed that I had made them and the box. LOL It was so fun to give.
Here is the card I made to go with the coaster set:
Again, a Flourishes image from the DIY set. I cut out the image and did the embossed edge with my Nesties as well as the scalloped part. I did something a little different on this one. I used a colored pencil and OMS to also color around the embossed edge. I kind of like how it turned out. I created the background paper by using a small leaf stamp with Versamark ink to create a tone on tone look.
The final card I made was for the 4Th of July. I wanted something fairly simple because I wanted to make 5 of them to send to a few friends for the 4Th. Here is the card I made multiples of:
The image is from Stampendous. I created the background by embossing the fireworks with red and silver embossing tinsel. It is so sparkly. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
OK, now for the cards from all of you who sent Jay a card:
Shirley Ross (card for me - so sweet of you!)
Shirley Ross #2
Lauri Ingram (and a sweet little summer stamp set tucked in for me! Thank you so much!)
Susan Roberts "Rainy"
The cards below were sent to me for my Birthday (Thanks so much!)
Jen Young (LOVE this sentiment!)
Wow! Such gorgeous cards from such wonderful, talented people. I am so lucky to know all of you! Cards or not, I have so appreciated the cards, the well wishes, the thoughts and prayers, emails, and touching comments from all of you in regards to Jay. I know that you certainly helped in his recovery, because every time I would bring in the mail, he would smile seeing that he had cards. You guys are the best, truly you are!
Well, that's it (if that isn't enough! LOL) I hope all is well in your worlds! I wish you all a happy 4Th of July. May it be safe for all of you, and may you be surrounded by those you love most. Remember our Service men and women who fight hard and sacrifice so much for us to be here safe and able to celebrate this day!
Don't forget the "Pic of the Week" below! Take good care of yourselves!
"God help me be the person that my dogs think I am."