Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thanks Mom Blog Hop
Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.
You should have arrived here from Jami's blog at the Paper Farm. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie's blog Deb's Eclectic Thoughts to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.
Today I have a card I made for 2 very special friends. They both have kids the same age as my kids. I say kids but their all adults now. But they have always loved and prayed for my kids as if they were their own. It's a great comfort when you have friends that pray for you children. We can all use extra prayers.
We're all very good friends but their personalities are somewhat different. So I made one design for both cards but changed them to fit each woman.
Both cards started out with the exact same cardstock and patterned paper. But they have very different looks just by inking the papers of the first card.
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo works perfect with the K & Company paper for the distressed card. Using the inker and rubbing it in circular motion added so much depth and aged the paper perfectly. I used the same technique on all the papers for the distressed card. On the brighter card I left all the papers untouched, the lace and Cricut cuts are the exact same.
Here's all the papers, lace and cuts from the Cricut inked. It's hard to believe that the same lace was used on both cards. Just by inking the lace it totally changes the look of the lace.
The card base is Kraft cardstock cut at 4 3/4 wide x 5 1/4 tall. I used the cuttlebug folder Textile on the cream card stock. I rounded the edges on all the papers. The cream paper border above the lace is cut with the Cricut using the Elegant Cake cartridge, it's on page 65 and cut at 1/4" and inked. The sentiment is from My Pink Stampers "Simply Sweet Occasions" stamp set. It's stamped on a cut from the Mother's Day cartridge cut at 2 1/2". The sentiment is popped up with Pop Dots and I added buttons with glue dots.
Two very different looks with the same papers. I really like both looks, which one do you prefer?
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Thanks for hopping along with us. Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.
Next on the hop, is the talented Claire at Cricuty Doo Dah.
If you've missed anyone along the way you can start at:
Debbie at Debs Eclectic Thoughts START HERE
Brenda at Happy Scrapper 64
Dawn at Scrappyrn-scrappyrn
Chrissie at Chatterscene
Cindy at In Love with Paper
Suzanne at Cricut Crafting Grammy
Paula at Owl be Scrappin
Maria at Stamp Cut Create
Robin at Scrappin Delta Diva
Heather at Houses built of Cards
Jami at The Paper Farm
Dana at Paper Memories -YOU ARE HERE
Claire at Cricuty Doo Dah
Jenny at Scrap with Jenny
Lauren at All Things Crafty
Cassie at Scrappin Palace
Stefani at Styles by Stefani
Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous
Darcy at Time 2 Create
Kelly at Kbiend Designs END OF BLOG HOP
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