Thursday, April 21, 2016

mother's day cards

Hello!  I have a couple of Mother's Day cards to share today.  I had a whole bunch of these Birdie Brown elephants colored up so thought I'd better get them onto some cards.

And I got to use my Minc machine and do some foiling for the sentiments.  Overall, I think the Minc machine is not always a 100%.  Sometimes I'll have to just toss the sentiment cause the foil will be spotty in some areas.  I'm not sure if it's the brand of foil that makes a difference or not.  I've used both Deco foil and Heidi Swapp's foil and both will be spotty at times.  And maybe sometimes I like things to be perfect and maybe people won't scrutinize things the way I do and hold them up to the light and stare and look for imperfections.  But I think some people are just like me and will do exactly that.  I also do this with cardstock!  Especially white cardstock.  Before printing something I'll have to make sure the cardstock does not have any spots!  Cause some do and then you'll print and it'll land on the image's face or something or someplace that is so obvious.  Drives me absolutely crazy.  Haha.

I made up this sentiment on the computer using a pretty brush style font.  I foiled it in a turquoise color from Deco foil.  Elephant puns are just as fun as bear puns.

You can see the foil a bit better in this darker photo.  When the foil works, it looks great!

This is another version of the card but using a pink color foil.

It's easier to see in this dark photo.

Thanks for stopping by!


2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Cute! The foil looks so nice!

Rachel Parys said...

Love that foil!! I have been too chicken to try it! lol! These are adorable!!