Sunday, March 11, 2018

Love You To The Moon

Hi Everybody,

So, lately I have had some medical issues one being, I have to get a double knee replacement, one in April and one in May. I hope it doesn't affect my crafting too much but I can always color stamps and make cards later.  My husband has been wonderful and I wanted to make a card to tell him how much I appreciate him.  

I made an Oxide Ink background, trying to use colors that I think of when I think of what the Earth looks like, as well as masculine. Next I used Toner Paper from Thermoweb to cut out the Tim Holtz Mini Globe Die and then foiled with the beautiful Amber Watercolor Deco Foil.  I just love how awesome this foiled globe looks against this matte background.  

I picked up this Love You To The Moon and Back Stamp on clearance at Hobby Lobby, made by Stampendous.  So many people in the Stamp Junkies group on Facebook showed their clearance haul so I had to go check out my local store.  I was a little disappointed that I didn't see many clearance items but I did buy several and I also had a give a way in the Junkies group, whoever guessed closest to what I spent would win a prize. So fun! 

I was so afraid I would mess up my background using this wood block rubber stamp on the front.  I am so used to the Misti now which ensures I'll stamp straight.  I bet I messed up alot of cards using these wood block stamps back in the day. :)

I used Gina K Designs Kraft cardstock for bottom layer and the Oxide Ink top layer is Bristol Smooth paper.  

I used Simon Says Stamp stamp set called You Matter on the inside.  I foiled the matching You die to this set with Lapis Watercolor Foil from Thermoweb.  I used Versafine Onyx Black to stamp the sentiments on front and inside and then embossed with clear embossing powder to make it stand it more.  I used Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and Icicle Embossing Powder.  If you haven't tried this brand, please do, I think you'll be pleased.

There are two perfect sentiments in this Simon Says Stamp set to go with this globe die... You Rock My World and You Make The World a Better Place. 

I hope I inspired you to make your spouse, boyfriend, partner, etc., a card to show how you appreciate them.  I don't do this enough, sad to say.  He's about to have to help me through two surgeries back to back so I better start doing better lol.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous card, love that background. I am sure Richie loves it and you! Praying for great success with the knee surgeries!

Rosy Newlun said...

Your cards are so delightful to look at, Regina!This one is fantastic. I love that background. It's definitely a perfect match for the earth and the design. I wish you the very best through the knee surgeries. I just had a friend who had both done on the same day and she came home 2 days later. WOW! Hope yours go smoothly :*

LisaMarie said...

I love this card! I am definitely going to need to add some things to my wishlist. Thank you for sharing it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is an awesome card and Richie will be so pleased to get it from you. I love the shimmer on it as well the foil. Great earth design too. Good luck with the knee surgeries. And, I hope the recovery goes fast and well.