Now what more could you ask for? My eldest turned 19 this month and Dang It! Do I feel old. There, I said it. I made these two cards for his birthday and wanted to share them with you. They are two different looking cards and while one took me the better part of two days to make, the other I did within the hour. The hour in fact, before we were due to go out for dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant down the road to celebrate his birthday and upcoming trip. I only mention the time difference between cards because the first card I made was the one with the natty Bug cruising along the vintage postcard and that one took the longest. This card has absolutely no Distress Ink to speak of. I don't think I have ever done a card, within recent times, that didn't have even the most discrete swipe or smudge. I actually have come to think of Distress Ink or the like as a bit of my crafting signature of sorts. I was really struggling not to ink up the edges, but boy did I want to. To be honest, I think that is why it took me all dang day and part of the next because it just didn't look right. That's it: the card was too darn clean. Who would of thunk it? All in all, it was nice to be stretched and I did, indeed, enjoy giving my son a card I was really proud of and that showed I could grow too whilst on my own papercrafting journey.
The second crafty offering was fun and quick to whip up. I love the Bingo card on the birthday card because my very youthful son is always complaining about feeling old. I know. I know. What chance have I got if he is feeling old? Pffft. So Bingo it had to be for my teenage senior citizen. I knew I had to give him a card totally vintaged up (like he is)and that makes mention of what should be his age appropriate pastime of preference. Aaah, the follies of youth. The third bit of this birthday bonanza involves going to India. He left yesterday for a month long galavant with his girlfriend before starting his second year of university. I feel the grey hairs (aka silver snipers) sprouting forth as I write this. Deep breath, deep breath. I miss him already.
Thanks for taking a peek and letting me share my joys(and angsts) as I move and also grow through this world as a parent and cardmaker, learning, gaining solace and peace of mind in my beloved papercraft.
Vintage Postcard With Bug
- Stamps: Unity Vintage Postcard, PTI Enjoy The Ride, Handwritten Notes, A Little Argyle, and Birthday Basics
- Paper: Misc. red, black and white cardstock and chinese print red Chinese New Year's Paper
- Ink: Memento Paris Dusk and London Fog, Versafine Crimson, Onyx, Signo Silver gel pen and Versamark
- Accessories: Papertrey Ink Enjoy The Ride Die, Vintage white buttons, Basic Grey brads, Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder, Zing! Glitter Black embossing powder and detail clear (on the red of the bug) embossing powder. PTI Baker's Twine in Pure Poppy, EK Sucess Heavy Duty Slot Punch
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink's It's Official and Birthday Bash Sentiments, Hero Arts Ledger Cling
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Vintage Cream, and .22 Chipboard
- Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Antique Linen and Tea Dye, Memento Rich Cocoa and Sprout
- Accessories: Papertry Ink Spiral Notebook Die, WRM Scallop Corner Chomper, Jasco Star brad, PTI Baker's Twine and Jute