Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Joy in card-making

Hello all!!!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  We actually got a LONG weekend and I am finding out it was out of the norm.  My son had Monday off from school as well as my husband was off from work.  It was a nice, kinda casual, busy weekend.  We have a lot of things we are trying to go through and get rid of.  Kinda like spring cleaning in the fall.
Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my husbands co-worker.  He is getting married next month and made a comment about a certain kind of invitation HE would like for the wedding.  It sounded like so much fun that I HAD to make one.  I finally got to it on Sunday night.

I started out with black cardstock and stamped polka dots with fresh snow ink.  The bottom half of the card is smokey shadow cardstock stamped in versamark with my scrappy cat flourish stamp.  The black ribbon is actually my fine linen ribbon that I colored black with my copic marker.
The sentiment was stamped with fillable frames #4 in fresh snow ink on enchanted evening cardstock (the wedding color is navy blue).
I also decided to do the inside.  I just used some simple rectangular cardstock in smokey shadow and enchanted evening and then wrote the sentiment with my white gel pen.  The coffin was had drawn using my gel pen on enchanted evening cardstock.  From what I hear it was a huge success  : )
This is sad to say but it was the most fun I have had creating a card in a LONG time.  Call me morbid if you want but it is what it is.  I am glad he like it so much.
Well, that is about it for now.  I do have another card to share so hopefully I will have that up in the next couple of days.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lorie said...

So cute...what a fun idea!

resmith said...

I actually like the front of the card! The inside is just too funny!! It sounds like something he would want after talking to him the few times that I have.
Great job!