Hello and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Card Catch-up post. When I first started blogging, I did not have a regular posting schedule like I do now. Because of that, I would find myself surrounded by finished cards that were never shared. When that happened I would create a Card Catch-up post and share them all at once. Keep reading to see what I created and neglected to share right away.
After looking over the blog this morning, I noticed I have missed posting a few card that I’ve made, so thought I would add them today.
Color Challenge – Happy Birthday
This one I made about a week ago for the StampTV color challenge – green and purple. The rose is colored with Distress Ink Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint. I used the water color technique by applying some of the Distress Ink to my non-stick mat and picked up the color with my Aqua pen. I also added a little bit of shine to the roses with my Stardust pen.
Embossed Vellum – Thank You
I think this next card is one of my favorites of all time. I believe it was for the Try Any New Technique challenge a few months ago over on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to emboss with vellum. I added a little twist to it by coloring on the debossed side of the image with a colored pencil. The resulting look is very soft. I gave this card to one of my favorite instructors at the college before graduation.
Embossed Foil – Graduation
Here is a card I made for a fellow classmate that graduated with me in May. The silver background is embossed aluminum foil with a touch of Black Soot Distress Ink to cut down the shine a bit. The stamps are from Asela Hopkins Botanical Dreams set from StampTV.
Left overs – Just a Note
This little note card was made after I made the Acrylic Butterfly Bookmark. I cut the center oval in the wrong direction, so I used it on this card. My son suggested the bright green paper, which looks better in person than it does here.
Heat Embossed Acetate – Anniversary
This was an anniversary card for my sister and her hubby last November. The rose is stamped and embossed on a piece of acetate and colored in on the back side with Bic Markers. It was a bit tricky to heat emboss the rose because the acetate could melt if it gets too hot. If I remember correctly, it took about 5 full minutes to emboss the image.
Pretty in Pink – Birthday
I love this card, it’s so pink and girly and made for my great-niece Jacklyn for her 2nd birthday. We had a Diva Party for her in pink and black so I had to create a card in the same colors. I used Theresa Momber’s sketch from the May Release Party at StampTV along with stamps from her set, Sending Sunshine and some flourish stamps.
Here’s the sketch if you want to give it a try yourself:
Photoshop Fun – Summer Ride
This card, Summer Ride, was created using a photo I took of my son’s bike a couple of years ago. I added some masks and a frame in Photoshop Elements and printed it out on cardstock.
Clean & Simple – You Did It
Finally, here’s the card I made for my son at the end of the year. I used papers from 7Gypsies and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Thanks for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Card Catch-up post. Even though I have a posting schedule for the blog, I still find myself creating and not sharing. I do need to figure out a better way to go about this. Do you have any suggestions? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will see you back in the craft room real soon!