Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Anniversary and a Commission!

Finally got Jason's anniversary card done, only 2 days late, and I was quite pleased with his reaction!  I told him it takes time to create a work of art.  Here it is minus the sappy note I wrote inside:
Is this a gate fold card?  I couldn't get it to stay closed for the picture!  Here's the inside:
He really liked the colours, and said it was his favorite card yet!  I used the May Stamp of the Month from Creative Accents (by Hampton Art) to make the front panels, clear embossed with turquoise ink and brayered with black.  I used the same technique on the label cut with a new Page Maps Spellbinders die.  I traced the heart with an old yellow die cut I had, then inked up a canvas Prima key - get it, key to my heart?  On the inside I just used some more of the beautiful BoBunny paper.

And I thought I'd add a couple pictures of my first commission!  Jason's boss turned 50 yesterday, and they were planning a surprise party for him but didn't know what to do for a card.  The receptionist gave me this cute picture printed from somewhere, and the rest I made up as I went:
 I went with a beachy theme and made some "waves" with cardstock inked with Broken China Distress Ink and smeared with gold Perfect Pearls.
 I sprayed the top with mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang, and made the kites and cloud by hand.  I think it turned out pretty neat!
Well, I went for my first run on Wednesday night, and I'm really feeling it in my hamstrings today!  I'd be tempted to skip tonight's session, but I've paid my fee and feel obligated to get my money's worth!  See, this is how my mind works, and I knew there was a reason why I signed up for this running clinic.  It should be the kick in the pants I need to get me motivated long term.  Here's hoping!


  1. That card you made Jason is beautiful, love the heart and the key :) Nothing wrong with a bit of sap every now and again!!!

    Love the funny 50th card too!

    Funny, but my mind works like yours too, if I have paid for something then I jolly well need to make sure I get the best out of it!!!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  2. Great cards Roxy and CONGRATS on the first commission!!! Woot!! I love the anniversary card and the picture on the 2nd card is tooo cute!

  3. The card you made Jason is gorgeous!!! I love the heart and key!! and the one for Jason's boss is too funny!!! You did a wonderful job with the background image for it. Speaking of a kick in the butt!! I need someone to give me one!!!
    Have a great long weekend!!

  4. Lovely cards Congrads on your anniversary.. Take Care

  5. Love the closure for your folded card, really nice :) Happy Anniversary!
    Congrats on your first commission!! Great card too :)

  6. Great cards...I love the colours of the anniversary card, so bright and beautiful! Hope you had a very Happy Anniversary!!!

  7. Great cards! Jason is pretty lucky to get such a fabulous work of art for your anniversary. Hope you got SOMETHING in return (unlike my anniversary but 'nuff said about that!)
    And congrats on your first commission!! Very exciting and great job! Love the kites!