Welcome to another 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday, this week's sketch inspired me to make a Christmas card (something I do not feel inspired to do often). Part of the inspiration was all those amazing cards over at the Cards that Care blog hop. Does anyone else have a blog hop hangover? I tried, I really tried, but between the Young Crafters Unite, the Cards that Care and the Handmade Holidays Hop I ran out of steam. But back to today's projects... The first take on the sketch uses more traditional Christmas cards, so I'll send it to Jennifer for her Cards that Care drive and ABC Toys and Craft Christmas card challenge. The second take on the sketch was my attempt at this week's Play Date Cafe colors, it's the Tim Holtz Distress ink worn lipstick, which should've looked a bit more pink, but looks pretty red in this photo. I tried ladies.
I went to a 40th birthday party last night for a friend and about half an hour before we were set to go I realized that I didn't have the right card, so based on the success on this wine label for Karen's birthday, I quickly made up another one. Being a birthday boy, it works well for the Young Crafters Unite "create a masculine project" and the Wee Memories "Handmade Gifts, tags and Wrap", I think wine tags are going to be my go to birthday project from here on out. And to think these have been inspired by the PTI wine label die, which is still on back order! Perhaps I don't need the die after all?
Next up is an oldie but a goodie... The talented Amy is celebrated her 4th blog birthday and wants everyone to link up to her Flashback Friday challenge of post your first banner. I don't think I've ever made an actual banner, but this background banner was on this birthday card from May 2010. And the card was so lonely without a single comment, that Ms. Amy left some love this morning, ah... what a fabulous friend.
Materials: Peace/Love/Joy One Layer: PTI Mehndi Medallion, PTI Thing Big Favorites #9, Tim Holtz distress ink shabby shutters, Brillance Rocket Red ink, Versafine black ink Fiskars corner rounder punch
Peace/Love/Joy: PTI Mehndi Medallion, PTI Thing Big Favorites #9, Tim Holtz distress ink shabby shutters and worn lipstick, Versafine black ink Fiskars corner rounder punch, grey embroidery floss
Wine tag: Skipping Stones Grunge background, PTI Big Birthday Wishes, PTI By the Numbers die, PTI Mat Stack 1 dies, spellbinders circle scallop die, Fiskars corner rounder punch, PTI kraft card stock, Core'dinations card stock, Smooch Navy Twinkle, Stampendous clear embossing power, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered twigs
Owl card: Hero Arts digital owl, ribbon, colored pencils, ribbon and paper from my stash