Hey All! Happy Hump Day! It's Wednesday and time for another Wednesday Evening Post. I have a couple of cards to share with you tonight, along with the ANNOUNCEMENT of my upcoming BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!! So read on for all the details:
My first card is an original design born out of trying something that I'm not good at. That would be called a "NO LAYER CARD". Well, I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and try one. Well. . . . . . .I have to tell you I had to cheat! LOL I couldn't help it. I just didn't know what to do with the sentiment so I had to pop it up. Here it is:
See what I mean???? There was no room on the card to put it. Besides that, it was computer generated so what the heck! The tree is a huge background stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it directly onto Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury 120# card stock with forest green Staz-on ink. I then went over parts of the main trunk and some branches with a dark brown Sharpie. I used a MS punch for the little birds, punching each from a different colored scrap piece of card stock. I really like how this turned out. With the birds being just a punched out little blob, I had to draw beaks and eyes on them to make them look a little more like birds.
My second card is a case of a card I recently saw on Splitcoast. I cased this card: Here is my version:
I believe I followed the "rules of casing" by changing at least three things about the card. My first change is the orientation of the card from vertical to horizontal. I changed the colors from yellows and oranges to greens and whites, and I gave each leaf a pattern. I really do like this card and its theme can be used for so many things. The leaves are actually the "negative" of the punch. Once I punched the leaves out, I cut the negative into squares and then mounted the square onto the patterned paper. I like the effect it gives. The scalloped bottoms are done with an EK Success border punch. The sentiment is from a set that I have no idea who makes it.
OK, now for an announcement for my upcoming blog candy. I will start the blog candy on next Wednesday's Evening Post. I'm NOT going to make you jump through hoops to win it either. This is in celebration of my birthday this month and the fact that my blog turned 2 a couple of months ago and I missed it! So I'm combining both celebrations! So be sure that you come back on June 16th to enter. I'll be drawing a winner on my birthday, which is JUNE 19TH! So no long wait. It is going to be a really nice prize pack too!
OK, that's it. Thanks so much for coming by. I love that you visit me, and I can't wait to see what you have all been up to. I hope you are all well and having a wonderful week! Don't forget the "Pic of the Week". It is updated with every Wednesday Evening Post.
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."