Cards For Grandad and & Beautiful Sunset

Hi all! Hope you have been having a good week! We went for a walk along the seafront on Sunday and I actually remembered to take my camera with me and caught some piccies of the really beautiful sunset.

The sky was absolutely amazing and everything was tinged pink, the clouds, even the water. It made me feel quite humble at the beauty of mother nature's creations.

We had another birthday last week, David one of my fathers-in-law (I am lucky to have two) celebrated his birthday. David has retired now but still does alot of gardening work so I wanted to make some cards that reflect this.

I didn't have any kraft cardstock  so I used a download of kraft paper from Pink Petticoat and printed it on white cardstock, I think it came out quite well. I stamped some flower images on the background with versamark ink and then stamped a tree with my new Spring Silhouettes stamps from Kanban I then inked a bit around the edges of the paper to soften it.

I embellished the trees with a bit of bling but not too much as it was for a man. In a couple of days I will post a card that I have made for one of my best friends and I have embellished every inch of that tree!  From the kids I stamped three other different trees from the same stamp set and mounted them on to green cardstock. 

The sentiment and faux stiching were done on the computer and again a few little pearls to finsh off.

I have two of my best friends birthday's this weekend so need to make the finishing touches to their cards and presents, then its onto the housework, funny how that always comes last! 

Have a great week

Tracey x


Paula Gale said...

Hi Tracey - i love the tree image and the card you made for you F-I-L. Unfortunately, for some reason, this is the only image that would load on your post for me so I didn't get to see your other creations or your photos which you described so well.

I'll pop back again to see if it is a problem with server.

Paula x x x

Paula Gale said...

Thats better - stunning sunset - same as you said, mother nature is a wonderful thing - at at other times can be quite cruel. Anyway, i'm really loving the tree images. the bigger one provides quite a bit of scope for blinging up doesn't it?

Thanks for your comments by the way - yesterdays news was such a relief - even if it is still what it is and possible surgery pending, but feel a bit brighter for the news.

Paula x x x

Thank you.

Milnie said...

Gorgeous pictures and creations Tracey!!


Steph said...

Oooh, I love this stamp set. Not seen it before, will have to investigate, it looks gorgeous!

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