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Catch Up Crafting

My boyfriend is in his final year in college and has been doing his final exams. Since we live in a small apartment I essentially moved back in with the parents for three weeks to give him space and quietness to study and to work on his dissertation. This meant I was away from my craft desk. And I totally underestimated how much I would miss it! I was miserable without being able to craft! I crocheted a fair bit which took the edge off, but I was craving a paper project!

So, I’m finally finally back home now and able to get back to crafting! I have made several cards since I’ve been back – a Fathers Day one for my Dad, which I’ll give him on the 19th and two custom orders on my Etsy shop. One I cannot show since the bride is very private but the other I can and I love how it turned out. They requested a vintage style wedding card. Here they are:

Fathers Day Card

For the Fathers Day card I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Beep Boop Birthday stamp set. I often joke around with my parents saying ‘Hi Parental units or Maternal/Paternal unit!’ so I thought a robot card would be really fun.

I used the balloon in the set side by side to make larger balloons which I coloured green. I then clear embossed the sentiment and coloured over it in black to give the impression of those old computer screens which used green font on black backgrounds.

I watercoloured the background and I sprinkled a small amount of copper and verdigris embossing powder on robot me to give the impression of wear. All in all I think it came out super cute and I know my Dad will love it 🙂

Vintage Wedding Card

For the wedding card I chose mostly Prima papers from various paper packs. I fussy cut out the images and put together a layout. I added jute ribbon for texture (and because I love jute!) and I very lightly inked the edges of some of the papers with Tim Holtz distress ink in Brushed Corduroy.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Copper embossing powder and used Tim Holtz mini screw style brads on each side.

Its fairly rare that I make a card with no colouring and stamping (apart from sentiment) and I’m really happy with the outcome. I definitely want to try more cards like this.

Well I’m off to play with my craft supplies again. I’d love to here any comments or thoughts! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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