Welcome to my addiction!

Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Bret!

Today is my brother's birthday.  I have three brothers and they are all younger than me.  Bret is the oldest of them and he is 1 1/2 years younger than me.  Both of us are over 50 years old, so needless to say, when he went over 50, I began teasing him and his "old age'.   So, all that to say, this card is just another reminder to him that he is still getting old ;)  Age bothers him, and frankly half the time I don't know how old I am!  Seriously, in fact I am one of those people who feels that I am as old as I feel.  That means some days I am quite young, and others I am feeling very very old :)  So, here is his card:

I love to do work in multi media and this is a technique with Aluminum Foil scrunched up, pulled flat gently, then molded over items stuck down.  Normally this is done on wood or a very sturdy substance.  You generally see it done over wooden boxes, but I needed a card, so I did mine on cereal box cardboard.  Overall it worked pretty good.  It is definitely not as stable wood, but it worked.  My brother is a truck driver, so he more than understands the need for "SpareParts".  The items embossed over are fairly easy to pick out;

there is a ball chain w/ clasp, a regular type chain, a pop-top, 2 medium and 2 small washers, two small sprockets, a long spring, a jump ring, a tile spacer and the big circle is the ring left from an empty red sticky tape roll.  (He'll never guess that one!  lol)  The "header" is foil covered corrugated cardboard with some miscellaneous letters put together to spell spareparts.

The paper behind the black painted foil is a foiled cs that has had TH alcohol ink (mushroom) wiped on it to look like oil.  I am telling you - This is truly a Man Card!
The inside of the card has a verse in it that says:  I Thank God for Every Remembrance of you, (Stampin'Up) and a short note that I wrote about us all getting older and needing spare parts to replace the ones we have that aren't working quite so well anymore.
Well, I have to get back to my Christmas present making, lots going on in that department as far as multi-media art as well.  You'll get your peeks as they finish.  Thanks for looking.  For those of you who are traveling for the holidays, I pray for safe traveling mercies that you arrive safely at both your destinations (away and home).  To those that are staying home, I Pray that God blesses you and your family richly as you reflect on His love for us, so great, that He sent His perfect son to a place filled with evil and sin just to save us.  What a Gift!  Until later . . .


1 comment:

Beate said...

That is a hilarious card, Cindy! I bet your brother got a chuckle out of it.
Hugs and smiles