Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

Hi all! Back from the Rodanthe, NC (in the Outer Banks) and back in my craft room! :-) I need to send out some birthday RAKs, so I got to work mass producing the card below using some tips from Mish. She is the queen of mass producing cards and this is great when you have a lot of cards to make. Choose a simple design, cut and stamp all your parts and assemble in assembly line fashion. This is also great if you are working on a project over the course of several crafting sessions. Cut all at one session. Stamp at another. Color at the next. Assemble last! :-) This card uses an image from the July 09 Unity Kit of the Month. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. The image panels are edged in Papertrey Chamomile ink. I added a sentiment from PTI's Vintage Picnic and some stitched ribbon. These came together so quickly - I think I did like 10 in an hour and a half. :-)

I am working on editing some photos that my hubs took of Cape Hatteras this week. He likes to try and get artsy shots - he'll sit on the deck, camera ready on the ledge, just waiting for the perfect sunset moment. The one below was taken on the sound side of the island. He came inside and was like let's go. We drove over to the otherside of the block (our rental house was located between the ocean and the sound maybe a mile wide) and ran down this little pier. We only got one shot because it was kind of marshy in the particular spot we walked out to and the skeeters immediately attacked us. One photo and we ran back to the car! :-)
Thanks for stopping by! I will have some lighthouse photos tomorrow as well as a couple more cards I made with my limited supplies at the beach :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity July 09 KOTM; PTI Vintage Picnic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, PTI Chamomile
Paper: PTI white; SU! Certainly Celery
Other: PTI Hibiscus Burst grosgrain, sewing machine


Banu said...

Beautiful card and ofcourse beautiful photo. I love the stitched ribbon. It looks sooo neat. So did you just run it through the machine? Awesome Chrissy :)

Amy said...

Very pretty!

Chris said...

very cute card!! love the ribbon action! nice beach pic too!!