Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cards

When I showed you the socks I recently finished for our friend, I forgot to share the birthday card I made for him. No stamping at all on this. I found the houndstooth pattern on the internet (free download) as well as the Alabama As. The black letters are stickers I have had since Truman was in office. Well, okay, maybe not quite that long - but a long, long time. The crimson cardstock has a really lovely sheen to it, maybe if you click on the picture to enlarge it you'll be able to see it. I was inspired by one of the sketches at OWH (Operation Write Home) but I'm afraid I can't tell you exactly which sketch! They have over 150 great sketches to choose from.

I've made a number of cards lately for family and friends, and I will be sharing them soon. I still need to mail some of them. One of the things that pleases me about them is that I am slowly making a dent in my well-aged stash of patterned papers. I would really love to buy new paper next summer when we visit the States, but I am bound and determined to use up as much as I can of what I have now first!

I have an idea for Christmas cards to send out to my friends; I just need to make up a sample and see if it looks the way I hope it will. I want it to look nice but not be so time-consuming that I'll only manage to make 3 before I run out of time to mail them.

1 comment:

Kepanie said...

My girls would love to dive into your stash of paper! Nice card, Amy. Glad you're safe with your ohana.