Hi All! Hope you are all doing well out there! I have been quite busy with work lately, leaving only a little amount of time to craft and post but I did manage to make time for a special card for my "favorite" Brother in Law. Lol! I love all my BIL's equally, but we have a running joke between my sisters and their hubbys about whose husband is the best. Anyhow, I made this funny card using the Cricut Camp Out cartridge, I hid a few cuts on the out house because i wanted my top layer to be a little more solid so i could have the door open to a little tiny cupcake. I used a couple of punches too, the MS Pine tree and a Fiskars corner punch for the tiny moon. I inked the edges and put the top layer of the outhouse through the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. I created the "rocks" using circle punches that i tore down to size, crumpled and inked them. I put pop dots under one of them for some dimension. The little grass patches between the "rocks" I made from some scrap green paper and used my regular scissors to snip it up. Scotch quick-dry glue worked very well to stick them between the "rocks". For the foreground, I tore up some paper (looks like dirt or a dried pond bed) from a old stack and crumpled it a bit and stuck it down. I added a brad on the outhouse door. I hand wrote the "Hope your birthday..." (i do not care for my own hand writing but I didnt have a punch to fit it and i didnt have enough time to find and cut a cricut label) the torn edges add a great rustic feel to the card anyways- just added two brads to either end to finish it. The inside of the cards reads, (if you hadn't already guessed),
To my FBIL - "is the sh*t" lol. He appreciated it!
I really do enjoy making cards that are scenic, rather than just a few Cricut cuts stuck down, personalizing it makes it all that much more fun to give!
Until next time!