Crab, Lobster, Seafood Oh MY! Today’s post is a belated birthday card for a friend of mine. I love all things nautical and the Stampin Up Sea Street stamp set #133988 is a fun set. I alternated the crab and lobsters on 1 ” punched #124094 squares matted on postage stamp #122344 squares. The perfect snappy sentiment came from the Hip Notes #133504 stampset. I stamped the sentiment and then punched it out with the Word Window #119857 punch and matted it on a Modern Label #119849.
Love this layout and how it works with a number of smaller images from different stamp sets.
I have been creating a lot of cards lately using the free Sweet Sorbet DSP from the Stampin Up Sale-a-bration catalog and that means there are a lot of scraps. So this card is one I made from all scraps. I textured the background using the Arrows textured impressions embossing folder #132187. I then used scraps to create the grid. I used the Heart framelits #125599 to create the heart in heart accent piece. The arrow was cut using the On Film framelits #132969 and stamped the sentiment from the Hip Notes #133504 from the Stampin Up occasions catalog.
I always feel good using up some scraps that normally would never be saved when I clean up my work surface. This is truly a trash to treasures type of card!
Well I used my yesterdays card as my inspiration to make this sympathy card for my aunt who lost her husband, my dear Uncle Rick, who my son referred to as “Barn Man”. To honor Barn Man I chose to make an old barn with 2 etched hearts symbolizing the 59 years of marriage and the love for their 7 boys and their families.
I used soft suede ink on 2 pieces of crumb cake cardstock using the direct to paper method. I then used the Hardwood Background stamp and espresso ink and stamped the barn on both pieces of cardstock. I then used the Hearts framelits #125599 to cut a heart in one of the pieces. I stamped the heart using the Hearts a Flutter #129252 stampset and colored it with pink pirouette marker until I got the desired color and was happy with the way it turned out. RIP Rick Matson. You were a good man and a legend in your own time!
So then I wanted to take it one step more and make it a little simpler so instead of stamping and coloring I just used the small heart framelit to cut another hole and reveal the pink heart. I then added the sentiment from the Hip Notes #133504 and now I love this card too. So my inspiration from yesterdays post was a double bonus!
For today’s card, I wanted to create the look of love etched in a tree so I punched out a Full Heart #119883 from a post it note and put it on a piece of crumb cake cardstock. I then inked up the woodgrain background #128763 and stamped the image onto the crumb cake cardstock. I removed the heart mask and added the sentiment from Hip Notes #133504 stampset and the arrow from the Geometrical stampset to give the etched look. I matted it on a double layer of pink pirouette and early espresso cardstock. I like it but don’t love it because it seems so flat but sometimes less really can be more!