Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fishing Vest

Good Morning,

Thought I would let you know how our crafty night on Tuesday went. It was great. Kim designed a really cool card for us. It's like a shadow box. Don't have a picture of it yet as I want to distress the paper a little. But I was very happy with how it turned out. We also did our card exchange, which I'll post pictures of soon and some other cards that the gals made for me. Oh... lucky me.

The first card today is the tri-shutter card again. If you remember the challenge was wonderful women. This was all I had so I had to try to make a fancy fold card to make up for the little image. lol We've already discussed how to make this card but the ribbon in the centre. See how it looks wrinkled. I tie my bow and then very carefully apply heat to it from my heat tool. It melts the organdy ribbon and causes it to curl. Be very careful as it doesn't take much heat. On another card I also after it was heated rubbed it into an ink pad to distress the ribbon a little and make it look older.


A little manly card here. Just in time for "Father's Day" It opens at the centre so you have to untie the hemp. Easy to make and then I just add stitching around everything and sponge with some ink.

That's all the excitement in my life today. Must call DS and make sure they are bringing my Grandson for a visit. I think he must miss me!

Happy Crafting!
Yvonne

13 comments:

lauren said...

both of these are FABULOUS! i especially *looooooove* the fishing vest!!! awesome! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

Beautiful first card and manly and strong second one! That vest is super adorable!

Cheryl said...

Yvonne I love the tri shutter. Absolutely stunning. Fishing vest is too cute.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful cards! What a wonderful Father's Day card that vest will make!

Diana said...

Really clever! Way to go!

Pamela Smerker said...

Such beautiful cards. The fishing vest is a great Father's day card. thanks for sharing!

SmilynStef said...

What a cute little vest and great masculine design.

Amanda said...

HI Yvonne, I think your tri shutter card is amazing, one of the best cards I have seen since I have started blog surfing.
Amanda

Lucy, England said...

What a super and creative card - love it.

Deborah March said...

Even cooler in real life.Hope you had loads of cuddle time with wee Xavier!!

Helen F. said...

Great job on both cards and love the 'manly' vest...too cute!

MMG said...

The vest is such a great idea! Wow.

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

These are great cards...love the fishing vest and just might have to case it for my FIL for Father's day! My husband asked me to make a card for his dad and they used to fish all the time!! Thanks for sharing...is it your template? Now I will have to come back and visit to see the other items you mentioned!