Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthday and Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone,

I really haven’t had a lot of time this week to make many cards and that makes me sad. I have been trying to get organized for our upcoming trip to Ohio next week for our Family Christmas Holiday. Between buying gifts, wrapping them, having car problems, refrigerator problems and a vacuum cleaning that died is enough for everything for me to end up being very overwhelming. I am finally able to upload these cards that I made on Sunday of this week.

The Meadow Flowers card was made with the following stamps: Stamps used are Hero Arts: Silhouette Meadow Flowers K5340, Essential Messages CL371. The background paper is from Basic Grey and is called Porcelain. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique for painting the silhouette image with distress inks and white liquid pearls. To see how she did this technique, please check here.
My next card, Swirl Birthday, was made with the following stamps: Stamps used are Hero Arts: Swirl Frame K5355, Essential Messages CL371. I used the technique of stamping with versa mark ink and clear embossing powder. To see the technique by Kelly Rasmussen, please check here.

I am not sure if I will be posting anything on my blog between now and Christmas. So, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Take care and have a great day.


Pam W Merwin said...

I am so intimidated by these inking techniques. Guess I need to get over that. What a beautiful job you did with this stamp. I love the colors that you chose.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue! Shame, I feel your frustration when everything seems to challenge us at the same time!!! But, I love your cards! Your Meadow Flower card is spectacular, I will have to try it! Have the most wonderful festive season and cannot wait to see your creations when you are back. Hugs, Brenda

Anne said...

Hi there Sue- your cards are both just gorgeous! I'm so sorry that you have had so many things going on (don't you hate it when stuff breaks down)and hopefully you will get everything ready for your upcoming trip and your trip will be pleasant and relaxing!

Sue said...

Merry Christmas to you Sue, I also wish you a safe and happy journey to Ohio.
Both of your cards are so lovely.
I will be posting my last Christmas card today also, and I will look forward to catching up with you in the New Year where we can display our cards once more. So to 2011 let our friendship continue.
Smiles as always:)

Barb said...

Both cards are so elegant, Sue! You have really been making some beauties lately! Hope life slows down for you so you can enjoy the holidays now! I'll miss seeing your cards but hope you have a Merry, Merry Christmas! Hugs to you!

Nat said...

hi Sue, these cards are so elegant and beautiful. I love both designs. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the embossing! Merry Christmas to you and family!

Michelle said...

Hi Sue!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!
I just saw these cards on the flickr site...had to come visit you here!!!
I love them...the designs are beautiful!! I love the pattern papers you chose and your embossing!!
Hugs, Michelle