Cards From My Heart

Hello friends!  With this not cooler, but COLDER weather we’ve been having, it looks like it may be a hard winter ahead and I’m already feeling it in my body unfortunately.  So with the heating pad and warm slippers,  I’m still crafting on! 🙂

Today I’d like to share some cards that I have made for my hubby using some of the adorable stamps from Lawn Fawn …which I love:

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At the end of October hubby and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary and I made this card for him to let him know how I feel about him after all these years.  This would be something that we would certainly do where we live!  We always enjoy looking at the night sky together.

I started with some watercolor paper and blended some distress inks for the background and spritzed it with water.  I then made sure it was completely dry before white heat embossing the stars that I colored in the centers with a gel pen.  I then took a white gel pen  and added more “dots” in the sky.

I’ve used Upon a Star and the Winter Skies stamp sets for both the images and sentiment. I took the Little Town border die to add over top of the starry sky and layered it onto a navy card base that has some more die cut stars (from Upon a star coordinating dies) at the top sponged with white ink.

For the sentiment, I had to piece together a couple of words from different sets to get it to say what I wanted it to.  I cut it out with a long banner die from My Favorite Things.

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Here’s a closer view of the sky and the images.  For the fox couple, I black heat embossed it and then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color them with and then popped them up over the corner of the scene with foam dots.

I actually used a color palette and sketch from a challenge blog, but missed the deadline to post it, but I think it turned out great and hubby enjoyed it.  He said, “Yes, this is something we would do!”  He also likes the color blue.

Here’s another card I made for hubby as his birthday was this last Friday:

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Although this one is a bit simple, it has a really fun interactive element to it!  If you’ve known me for a while, then you may know that my husband is an electrician, so this card was very fitting for him!

I have used the Lawn Fawn Turn Me On stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Life is Good stamp set for the sentiment and the Push Here stamp set to make this card.  I also have a large stash of Lawn Fawn papers that I’ve used for this which I don’t think are available any longer.

I used vellum for the light bulb that was heat embossed over it and then I colored it yellow on the backside of the vellum to place behind the die cut opening from the blue panel.  That was die cut with the coordinating dies.  I stamped and colored the light switch as well and also die cut it out over the blue panel.  I then white heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out with a sentiment banner die from MFT.  It was sponged with white ink and glued over the blue panel.

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The best part of this design is that when you push on the light switch, the light bulb turns on!  I’ve used the Chibitronics to create this feature.

You can see here what it looks like when you push on the light switch!

You can also check out this quick few seconds video to see it in action below:  (CLICK HERE if you want to see it on You Tube.)

Although this looks like a pretty simple card, mechanically it had it’s difficulites with the light up interior portion of it and it was met with some challenges and patience as I had to keep testing it to make sure it worked right!  At one point I had to tear it apart because the battery accidentally flipped over!  I also had to use like 4 layers of foam tape so that the light wouldn’t continuously be on all the time! LOL!

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It was all worth it though as it was for the love of my life and he really did appreciate the efforts that went into making it as he even took it to work with him so that he could show it to his fellow co-workers!  LOL!  They seemed to be pretty impressed with it and even offered some advice on how much to charge for something like this!  LOL

The card was thick due to the amount of foam on it, so it didn’t fit into a regular envelope. Since it went to hubby, I just hand delivered it to him! 🙂

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share of creations today that I made for hubby!  I will be seeing you again soon!  Thanks for dropping in friends…I will be visiting soon!

Challenges:

  1.  Lawn Fawnatics – Cards for Guyschallenge-64-lawn-fawnatics-guys
  2. Creatalicious – Anything Goes with optional:  For a Man
  3. Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  4. Cardz 4 Guyz – All Wrapped Up (top card with scarves)
  5.  Get Creative – Anything Goes
  6. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  7. Retro Rubber – Anything Goes + stamps older than 1 year (ALL listed are at least 1 year or older!)6a01b8d066dc39970c0240a4e77a87200b-320wi

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

30 thoughts on “Cards From My Heart”

  1. Oh my goodness, Vicki! These are darling! While both are pretty ah-MAZING, I am smitten by your cuddling foxes looking at the night sky. It’s a beautiful creation. Gosh, it sounds really harsh where you are. We were delighted to dip into the 50s last night and enjoy some lower humidity, too. This afternoon was perfect – 79. Tonight we will be in the 50s, too, as your cold front comes toward us. We’re so grateful! Today was my first day since April to not have to have the AC on. Hoping you have relief from the physical discomfort, though. hugs, de

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  2. Such fabulous cards for your dear hubby! Like the first one is so sweet with the fabulous night sky, sweet animals and great saying! The second one is amazing with the light! No doubt he loved them both!

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  3. What a thoughtful anniversary card, clearly made with love for DH. The night sky scene is adorable and the design is amazing. I also like how you did the sentiment to get the ‘words’ you wanted x. Wow to the interactive birthday card…..you are so creative Vicki and no wonder all his co-workers loved it too x. Yes fiddly but both are so worth it for the love of your life. (We enjoy looking at the stars too). x.

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  4. Lucky husband, I say! What fabulous cards. I thought it couldn’t get better than then night sky card but then along came the light switch… wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  5. You made some awesome cards for your hubby, Vicki. Love the scene of the cats looking at the stars and that really working lightbulb is too cute.
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Your hubby must feel very loved after you’ve made these great cards especially for him! Love love love those star-gazing foxes with the stars in the sky! I especially like the red glow of the sun setting in the background! Amazing coloring and design. As for his birthday card, well aren’t you the clever one creating a card that lights up! What a brilliant creation and it was clearly worth all the work put into it! Again, happy belated anniversary to you both and a very happy belated birthday to your hubs 🙂

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  7. Both fabulous cards Vicki love the cute foxes and and the brilliant starry sky and the birthday one is absolutely brilliant love the light bulb that actually light ups ingenius!!!
    Carol x

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  8. Fab cards, Vicki, and I love all the time and effort you put into hubby’s b’day card! The anniversary card is wonderfully touching. I know he loved it. 😊

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  9. Two fabulous cards Vicki!! I love the gorgeous background and scene on your first card and WOW the interactive card is sooo FUN and cute! I bet your hubby love them!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  10. The card enjoying the night sky is meaningful for many folks. Darling card. I am quite taken with the lightbulb card. It is truly different than most cards and such fun.

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  11. Your cards are amazing! I so love the night sky you created- how beautiful is the sky! Wowza! Happy Anniversary! And, your hubby’s bday card is wonderful! That is so cool that it lights up! I love the co-workers decided what you should charge for the card- it is really so cool that it really lights up! Stay well my friend!

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  12. Great cards, I love the light going on when you push the switch. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

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  13. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  14. love love love!! the light up card is SO COOL!!! wow!! and i looooooove the night sky card, too! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 🙂

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  15. Both cards are great, but I love the foxes and night sky one, really special . Thanks for joining us at Get Creative this month for our Anything Goes, twist Holidays Challenge

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