Alright, some more cards. This was the card I made for Benny Bones for our anniversary:
My sister, Beads, asked me to make baby shower invitations, and here is one of them:
I really, really am a fan of how these ones turned out - they were for my stepfather-in-law and stepbrother-in-law:
And this is one I made for Ben for Valentine's Day:
here. Megs' husband said that she and I were funny on the video, our interaction and all. We laugh a lot when we're together. She's just the best. I used a sponging technique around the white squares - my friend Jen's signature in her cards. I loooooove Jen's cards. They're some of the most gorgeous ones in my card exchange group, and I firmly believe it's because she's so skilled at sponging. Sponging creates a lot of interest and depth in a card.
I have a sad postscript to this tale, though. Ben caught a glimpse of his Valentine's Day card, and he was like, "Pink??"
I was like, "Um, it's Valentine's Day. Pink! Red! White!"
"But I'm a man, Kar. This isn't very manly."
"So do you want me to, like, save one of Gage's Kung Fu Panda valentines for you??"
"Nooooo, I want a homemade one for you that I can put on my bulletin board in my cubicle."
"And people will give you crap if the card is pink."
Soooo it's back to the drawing board, but I inherited some paper from Megs a couple of weeks ago, and it is quite manly, but still Valentine-ey. I just have to find the time to make it. :) That, my friends, is the trick.