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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Birthday Husband!

Hi Friends,

Today I have a special post to share with all of you. It's my husband's birthday and I have designed a card to commemorate his 50th Birthday. Lets take a look....

For this card I have used all Crafter's Companion Products including the following items:

Sara Signature Vintage Lace 12x12" Paper Pad
Sara Signature A4 Luxury Linen Card
Sara Signature A4 Luxury Pearl Card
Silver Foil Luxury Card
Gemini Cut & Emboss Folder Vichy Frame
Pebeo Gilding Wax in Silver 
"Happy Birthday" Die from the Victorian Collection.
Die'sire 1" Numbers & Punctuation Dies Set
Crafter's Companion Special Someone Sentiment Set (for the inside)

Randy's favorite color is purple and I was really wanting to design with the Victorian Lace collection so this is what came from that. It killed me not to embellish with flowers and ribbon but I was trying to keep it more masculine if at all possible. (I know what your thinking...."This is far from masculine") I know I know but I tried! 


As you can see with this close up photo, after embossing the Cut & Emboss Folder Vichy Frame, I cut 3 frames and glued them together to give depth and dimension. I then added some silver Gilding Wax to give the embossing a metal look. (my attempt at masculine ~ LOL)


 
For the inside here I have used two separate stamps from the Special Someone Stamp Set. I have called Randy "husband" since out wedding night and it is something I still do today. I will of course add a personal message at the bottom before I put it in it's envelope.

Randy, I hope you know how much I love you. Happy Birthday Baby! God has brought us together and strengthens out marriage each and ever day. I am proud to call you HUSBAND! 

Love Always, Wife









Crafter's Companion Craft Along

Hi Friends,

I have been really sick over the past few weeks, but just had to get back into the craft room so when I saw that Crafter's Companion had posted a little "playing along" I decided to give it a try. The idea is to get our minds off of the current Global Pandemic and to refocus on what we love.... crafting. So for this #CCplayalong Crafter's Companion showed the following photo and asked us to create something from as many of these items that we own. I had all but one of them which I substituted for a similar CC product.


So here it is..... My card featuring all of the above products minus the cut & emboss folder. Instead I stayed true to the Vintage Lace Collection and used the cut & emboss folder that came with that.



 

 This is a 5 x 7" sized card and I have used the following Crafter's Companion's Supplies:


- Vintage Lace Cut and Emboss Folder
- Stitch Edge Oval Nesting Dies
- Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Pigment Inkpad - Rose Satin
- Peony Foam Flower Die
- Luxury Precious Metals Card Stock
- Vintage Lace Paper Pad
- Vintage Lace Flower Forming Foam
- Vintage Lace Vintage Vines Die Set
- Vintage Lace Botanicals Die Set
Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Die set
- Vintage Lace Heartfelt Sentiments
- Vintage Lace Stamen
- Crafter's Companion 5 x 7" Card Blank
 
Extras:
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Silver Pearls 
 
Here is a close up of the handmade flowers I have created. 
 
 
I really had fun with this project. My thanks goes out the to the Crafting community. As for today's uncertainty please be proactive and keep yourself busy at home and follow the local and global recommendations for practicing social distance. If your in an area of the world that limits your outings do your best to stay safe and stay home unless absolutely necessary.  At least we can lean on our craft to stay busy. Now back to bed for me. This took me two evenings to make as I am still trying to recover from an upper respiratory infection. Prayers for everyone! Melanie
 
P.S. One last look ;-)




 
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