Although, I have not posted anything, I have been crafting. That is the only thing that has made the last few weeks bearable. (you know what I am talking about) The other reason I have not posted what I have worked
on is because they were gifts for my exchange kids for their birthdays and I did not want to take a chance they would see them early. First up is a card set for Nolapan, from Thailand. Her favorite color is white or multi-colors, so that was the basis for her set of cards and card box.
The next set I made is for Nik, from Germany. Nik really is fascinated by the Civil War era of American History, so I used this information to design his card. I hope no one takes exception to his cards, in no way do I support the Southern side of the Civil War or what it represented, but it is the asthetic of this time that Nik likes.
Finally, I just finished the cards for Anna, from Denmark, this week. They were put in the mail on Tuesday, so I know she will not receive them before her birthday, so if she sees this post: I hope you like them, Anna!! Anna's favorite color is Baby Pink and she loves zebra print, so I combined those two things to make her card.
The base for the cards is CTMH Baby Pink cs, then CTMH black cs embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder Animal Prints - Zebra, sanded down. CTMH cs stock is necessary for this layer because it has a white core that shows through with sanding, giving depth to the card. The zebra print design paper was purchased from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago and was cut into a square with rounded corners and then a circle punch to back the initial again from Edwardian Script 72 pt punched with a 1.25" circle punch. The edge of the zebra paper was sponged with CTMH Grey Wool sp. Another circle was punched from the Baby Pink and all layered for the look above.