Sunday, October 26, 2014

Two Simple Birthday Cards

I recently had occasion to need a couple of birthday cards.  When making cards I usually do two at a time, so I'll have an extra to use or put up in my Etsy shop–Mommy Moon Designs.  This time, however, I needed both a masculine and a feminine card.  So I decided to look through some of the patterned paper that I have stored up to see what I could come up with.

I decided to use this lovely striped paper from a pack of glittered cardstock for my masculine card and found a nice green to coordinate with it.  The Mowed Lawn Distress Ink that I used for the Hero Arts greeting matched almost perfectly.

For the feminine card I used this great flower paper from the same paper pack.  I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink for the greeting, also from Hero Arts.

I really did just keep these cards simple.  They were quick and easy to put together.  I just layered all the elements onto 4.25" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored to fold at 5.5".  

I hope you enjoyed these two cards.  Have a great week!
-Jennifer Gayle

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Hauntings

It's a bit early for a Happy Halloween, but I wanted to go ahead and share my Halloween cards.  Both of these were works in progress–I did a little work, set them aside, then went back and added a little bit more.  In the end I was quite pleased with how they turned out.

This first card came from the Tim Holtz Apothecary set.  I heat embossed the skull, then masked it to add the writing in the background using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  For the top embellishment I stamped the image onto white cardstock, applied Vintage Photo using my mini ink blender tool, cut it out and distressed the edges using a pair of scissors.  I ran it through my Xyron, then affixed it to the front of the card.  Similarly, I stamped the oval design onto white cardstock, applied Vintage Photo, then cut it out.  I used dimensional adhesive to attach it to the front of the card.

For this card I heat embossed the spider web (Hero Arts) onto the orange cardstock.  I heat embossed the message (Tim Holtz) onto black cardstock then attached it with dimensional adhesive.  Finally I stamped the spider (Hero Arts) on white cardstock, cut it out, matted it with black cardstock, and adhered it with dimensional adhesive.  I topped it off with some Glossy Accents on the eyes.

I hope you enjoy these cards.  If you're interested in purchasing either one, they are available in my Etsy shop, Mommy Moon Designs, along with other designs.

Happy Hauntings!
-Jennifer Gayle

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

Today is World Card Making Day and to celebrate I'm participating in the Operation Write Home WCMD 2014 Blog Hop.  And to show how much I love card making I've made a love card just for the occasion.

I started off by blending Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks onto white cardstock.  These three are my favorite combination because they remind me of a sunset.  I then added a piece of purple ribbon using red liner tape.  Finally I added the Love die cut using Multi Matte Medium.  I mounted all of this onto a teal card base.  I'm pleased with the overall result of the card.

Don't forget to head over to the Operation Write Home Blog to check out the WCMD 2014 Blog Hop.

-Jennifer Gayle