Saturday, October 8, 2011

Card Collaborations

Whew! What a week. We have finally dried out here in VA so I've been trying to get some yard work done. Soon it will be time to rake leaves and get Halloween costumes finished - before I know it!

Before things got crazy, I did actually stamp last Saturday on World Cardmaking Day! My son had a birthday party that evening and needed a card for a 12 year old boy. These are getting to be difficult cards to plan (and execute) so I had him sit with me to look at what I had. He spotted a new acquisition of mine, Foiled again! from A Muse Studio. We talked a bit about colors, sentiment and a general design. I thought movement of the mustache would be a fun surprise, too. So, we ended up making a tilt card, with a fuzzy mustache moving slightly side to side. He said the card was a big hit with the birthday boy, which was a great relief!

When we finished, he was trying to think of some other ways to use the mustaches. We came up with making a face on the card. He helped me with placement of the eyes and hair and then pronounced it looked a bit like his grandpa used to when he had a mustache. I think I'm going to save it for a lunchbox note sometime this year.

I'll have more soon. I got to stamp for a while last Saturday since the rain cancelled most of our outdoor activities.


Anonymous said...

Too fun!!!

Pamela Fredrickson said...

I always have a hard time with masculine cards. Thanks for showing how awesome they can be!