Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our Daily Bread 13

This card is for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for the week to use flowers. Usually I would try to use more flowers than I did, but I came across these tutorials by Michelle Zindorf (can't remember where I linked to her from) and really, really, really wanted to do a card like this tutorial for my cousin and his wife. Michelle's work is awesome I could just look at her tutorials and inspiration for hours. My card is very similar to the one shown, but everything is different from what she called for. Looking at it now, maybe too similar, but I give all the creative credit to Michelle.

Red White and Blue birthday

Today I combined the JUGS33 challenge to use red, white, and blue (with kraft optional), with the Sweet Stop 56 sketch with a twist (masculine). I made a birthday card for my father-in-law. Masculine cards always seem difficult, but this color scheme is perfect for a man. Stamps, ribbon and red and blue card stock are from SU! Oh, I'm so excited about this: I finally found a use for the patterned paper that I bought in big packages and don't really like. I don't want to get rid of it, obviously, but not really my style. So . . . I figured out you can use it to "line" your homemade envelopes! Use the white side for the envelope and the "liner" is built in. Custom envelope!