Birthday Card Playing

This week on We Craft Cards, the Monday challenge was to make a paper project that represented your favorite childhood book.  Ummm, I read and loved too many books to have a favorite.  However, my brother’s absolute favorite was The Digging-est Dog.  So, I made this:

8-12-18 WCC SSS Book

Now, the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Card Challenge was to Distress.  So, I went distress crazy.  I used 3 or 4, maybe 5 different brown Distress Oxide Inks for the “dirt” section of the card.  I actually used 3 different blue Distress Oxide Inks for the “sky”.  As there was still a bit of “white” showing from the water color paper I was working on, I used some of the Ranger Distress Ink Spray, then inked on some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink after it had dried.  Wiped with a dry paper towel and had a fun dirt look.  I water colored my dog to make him look like he’d been digging, then water colored my presents.  Had to add a bit of brown Distress ink on them so they would look like they had been or were being buried.  I actually used a craft knife to cut little edges to tuck the presents into.

Had so much fun with this card.  Fortunately, I actually found time to make it.

The We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge was to make a Rock-n-Roll card.  Had a lot of fun with this one, too.  It was fairly simple to make and will fit perfectly into an A2 envelope, as it is 5-1/2″ wide and 4-1/4″ tall.  Yep, I measured while making it.

8-12-18 WCC Rock n Roll

Make a few minutes here and there to do something fun.  It makes life so much more enjoyable.  I’m hoping these bring a smile to the recipients.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!