Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy and Sad Cards

Two quick cards today.  One happy for a coworker’s birthday tomorrow.  The other sad for a death in the family for another coworker.

Happy Birthday (1)

Red card base with watercolor paper, sprayed with water and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  A swatch of watercolor also sprayed with water, inked with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, with a couple buttons to finish.

Sorry For Your Loss

This was a flat purple card base, inked with Hero Arts Soft Purple Shadow Ink in a background by Stampers Anonymous.  I adhered a strip of cardstock with a Hero Arts sentiment.  The butterflies are also by Stampers Anonymous, embossed in a yellow Zing! powder.  I trimmed the side with a Fiskars decorative scissor called Majestic.  Some Prima flowers to finish with Yellow Stickles and Grape Glitz Stickles.

I find birthday cards much easier to make than sympathy cards, is that the case for you too?  I always worry that I might say the wrong thing or upset the receiver of the card.  But maybe they appreciate the thought, I’m not sure.  Birthday cards are much easier!  Although, I suppose you could upset the receiver with a birthday card also – reminding them that they’re old! Ha!  As my mom says, “One foot in the grave, another on the banana peel!”