September and October are busy months for me. I have 5 birthdays to create cards for, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone (as they say) and go to Moxie Fab World for inspiration. It would seem that they're just as busy with 6 challenges all going on at the same time. That sort of works out for me though...a challenge for each card.
The card I created is for my Nana who is turning 85 years young on Friday and suffers from Alzheimer's. She is the most amazing woman I know, and I love her so much.
I went with an oval shape rather than the round and used a sweet printed vintage image that reminded me of my Peanut. She loves animals and is such a tender spirit.
For the next card, I turned to Julie Campbell's vertical sketch and tossed in the Card Play challenge just because I love the idea of using playing cards...especially on a masculine card.
This card was a stretch for me because I'm all about texture and lots of layers, but I love the way it turned out, and I certainly hope Brian loves it too.
|Materials used: 5"x6.5" card stock, DCWV paper, playing cards, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, grosgrain ribbon, Prima pebbles, Kaiser pearl and monotype corsiva font.|
I also used the Card Play Challenge on a birthday card for my brother-in-law, Brad.
This last card is for my sister, Kasey. She is my best friend, and we've gone through so much together. I didn't turn to any of the challenges for this one because I already had the design worked out beforehand.
A few posts back, I was complaining about my mojo going on vacation, but with the help of Moxie Fab World, I've been able to maintain a level of creativity I can be proud of.
I hope you take time for yourself and create something special today.