Time keeps on flying by... and we get older day by day :)
Life kept me from blogging again, but luckily not from creating,cause I had some birthdaycards to make !!
End of january my husband became 52..
He is a "technical" man so gears and stuff suit him well.
Background is made with the new gears embossingfolder from Tim Holtz.
The gears were made with the gears edgedie from cardstock ( from an old pizzabox). First I inked the background with rusty hinge distress stain and let it dry.
I added embossing ink and vintage photo distress powder. Before I heated it, I flicked some embossingpowder off, so that's why the rusty hinge background shows through.
I love how the distressembossingpowder really make them look ànd feel rusty.
The numbers from his birthday are from the expensive wordplay die. I love this die a lot...not because it's expensive (!) but because I can make custommade letters and numbers in any color/pattern I want and I use it a lot so it's worth the money.
The numbers are done almost the same way as the gears, but I used platinum embossing powder instead of the distress powder.
My husband hopes to fly once in an airballoon with me... but I'm a "feet on the earth woman"... so I guess I will have to find other compagny for him. One day I will give this to him as a gift...
Second card is for another man/ boy I love so much... my sweet son Aran became 22 years old past monday !
Boy, oh boy.. do I remember the day he was born ? Where do the years go ?...
He's a smart boy, but because of his Asperger syndrome it's not easy to find his way in school and in this world.
But.. he's a happy boy and that's what is important for me. We give him time and time will sort things out and he will find his place in society one day.
I HAD to use the new picturewheel... this die is all about childhoodmemories: I had this as a child, my kids had this and I'm saving them for my "future" grandkids in a box in the attic.
I aged the picturewheel by using the same technique as above on the numbers and gears.
I love this technique and how you can create a different outcome just depending on the kind of embossingpowders you use.
I love, love..... washitape... I added some new ones to my already growing stash past week.
I taped the red-white washitape to cardboard and run them through the wordplaydie.
I also used the washitape for the rosette ànd to make the paperribbon on top of the tag.
I love the bold contrast between the blues and the red. This is a colorcombination I like and try to use in different ways.
The last man I love is my father-in-law. He and my mom-in-law accepted me as their daughter and not just a "daughter-in-law" :)
He became 77 past wednesday. Although he suffered from cancer, heartproblems,.... he 's a survivor and goes on day by day :)
His card was made almost the same way as my son's card. I added the filmstripdie I cut out of packaging paper and colored with alcoholinks.
The large oval with the "men" stamp was covered 3 times with UTEE so it looks like an enameled photo.
A little crown for the birthdayman...
I bought a metal punchset second hand thanks to the trading post on ATT.
I used this on a little metal sheet I had, to punch " geniet" ( Dutch for "enjoy"). This is what I hope my father-in-law may do for some more years.
Live day by day and enjoy the little moments in life that makes life big...