Emily's post with all the details about this card can be found here. She often says she can't heat emboss, yet look at the beautifully-embossed red and purple panels! With this card, Em included some Stampin' Up rich razzleberry cardstock and ribbon... I apparently like purple tones much more than she does. :P
Angela's card arrived reasonably soon after the Canada Post lockout ended. I had already had a sneak peek when she wrote about it on her blog, but it's even better in person! In with the card, Ang sent several die cuts, including the clouds she cut out of this card, several from the Papertrey Ink (PTI) set she used to make her card, plus die cuts I can use with my own PTI set, Fly Away!
Now this card I thought had been lost forever in the postal lockout. Finally Meg posted it on her blog and the Unity blog... and the next day, there it was in the mailbox! It was worth the wait... Meg works wonders with her Silhouette. Meg also generously included several die cuts in with her card. (Many in red!) And speaking of Meg -- have you seen her finalist party trio project for Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol contest? Go, admire -- and vote before 2 pm Eastern tomorrow!
This was not a birthday card, but it came with a blog candy win, so that's practically like a birthday present!
Virginia included this card with some awesome Hero Arts stamps I won on her blog; she also added an assortment of fun SRM stickers! I always admire speckle-free white embossing, and this card has it. My grandson was utterly fascinated with the main image; first with how it was stamped (we had used "magic powder" together before, but not in white), and then I had to name all the buildings for him!
Are you still reading? If you are, thank you -- I'm not done yet! My husb also has a summer birthday. Here is the card I made him:
My card is very much inspired by this one; of course, I didn't bother to actually READ how Vicky made hers and went ahead and did it my own way, using an acrylic block background on watercolour paper and heat embossing some of my music stamps (or parts of them) on top. (No, the vellum did not originally bow out like that; I'm blaming it on the humidity.)His grandkids made him a card, too, with just a little help from me:
They decided the stamps and colours on their own, and my granddaughter (who's nine) cut out the guitar herself. My contributions were cutting the background to size and assisting with the magic powder for the guitar. ☺
Thanks for surviving this marathon post!
Supplies: (heart & soul) white & navy cardstock, watercolour paper, vellum, Hero Arts musical clef stamp, Stampendous double note stamp, Local King Rubber Stamp Noteworthy, Versafine onyx black ink, Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Stormy Sky distress inks, clear embossing powder; (guitar) white & blue cardstock, Local King Rubber Stamp Noteworthy, Studio G guitar stamp, Faded Jeans distress ink, clear embossing powder, dimensionals Pin It Now!