Saturday, September 24, 2011

Miss You

I used Paper Smooches stamps and the Embellish Paint or Mist Color Trends Challenge to make this card for my husband who was recently away on a business trip. It was his first trip away in three years but at least it was only two days as opposed to the two weeks he was used to in a previous job. This card was tucked into hubby's bag and he opened it for a smile when he missed us.

At first, I was going to paint with my Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers but I couldn't figure out how to incorporate it into my design. Then I realized I had to mist but didn't know how without any mists. Then I remembered I had Blopens. Do you remember those? Yup, that's what I used for the misted background! I love how it looks but I don't think Blopens are going to cut it in the long-term. :Þ Anyway, the crazy-cute rabbit is from A Little Lovin, the h-ear accessory is from Hang Ups and the sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler. How could you not giggle when you look at that rabbit? I love Paper Smooches stamps!

As I mentioned, my husband was away on a business trip the two days before my birthday so he didn't get a chance to make me a card. He also doesn't usually leave things 'til the last minute but life has been exceptionally insane ever since the move which I'm sure you can understand, especially since we're closing on the condo this week. Some of you may have been surprised after my last post when you didn't see a card from my husband because you all know he makes me cards, right?! I'll never forget when Lydia Fiedler featured THIS card on Splitcoaststampers' Facebook Page and it got more than 1,400 views which is waaay more than I ever get on mine. You can only imagine the eye-rolling he got from me when he continued to brag about it. LOL He felt really bad about not making me a card for my birthday because he takes great pride in making me cards. He also knows how much it means to me but even though I was sad, I understood his feelings and intentions. He will be making me a card so stay tuned. ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury ivory cardstock; Discount Cardstock Posh Grass Green Dungaree; Paper Smooches A Little Lovin, Hang Ups & Sentiment Sampler; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Basic Gray ink; Blopen in brown; Copics; Gary M. Burlin & Co. silver glitter glue; My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die; Stampin' Dimensionals

37 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh Emily! Your hubby must have had a huge smile and a few giggles when he saw this card! You are truly awesome! (I am so close to purchasing every singly Paper Smooches stamp out there! Is that bad?!)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that your hubby had a rock star card, awesome! And this is so cute, amazing that you created the misting look.. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

And I forgot to say congrats on the Paper Smooches guest spot, woo hoo!

Annette said...

seriously adorable... Love how you did the grass and misted with brown...I just love Paper Smooches stamps... they are just fun to craft with...

AnitaRex said...

HI Emily! It's been a bit since I've been able to visit your blog, so sorry! So love your card for your hubby. I find it hilarious how you added the mist!!! So clever! I have hopes your hubby will work on a belated card for you, too hilarious that his Vday card got more hits than yours ever get just typical right?? Oh and I don't know how you survived two week long business trips, so happy those days are over!

Lisa said...

That is about the sweetest story I think I've ever heard :) My husband would jump off a bridge before he'd make me a card! Lucky you :)
I look forward to seeing his latest creation!
Your creation is oh-so-adorable and using the Blopen? Too funny!!

Shauna K said...

Awwww hehe. I love making cards for my DH :) I love the layers you used on the bunny, and I'm sure your DH just loves this card!!

Mette said...

This is just fabulous. Love the layout and details. Hope things are good with you and you are slowly settling into you new home.

Hugs, mette

Meg said...

Aw, I bet Mr Art was so smiley when he found this in his bag! You sure did kick it old school with those blowpens!

Can't wait to see Mr Art's card when he finishes it!

Lindsey said...

What a super-cute card! I love how you always think to create dimension with images like this, I must try to remember to do that more. Blo-pen, too funny!
Glad that Mr. Art (or maybe that should be Mr. Heart?) was home in time for your birthday and the weekend, card or no card!

*Alison* said...

This is so adorable.. how fun! I love the blow pens idea.. so creative.. how neat that your husband makes you cards.. and they are amazing! HUGS

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun and cute card and love the flying dirt! Can't wait to see hubby's card!

Tiffany said...

Couldn't be any more perfect than this! Just love it, Emily! Great take on the color challenge!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

so adorable. that bunny is the cutest thing ever!

Chunyuan said...

perfect design. the card your hubby made on valentines day is amazing. Happy birthday again.

TeenaBugg38 said...

how adorable!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is adorable! I love that sweet bunny--he looks so cute nestled in that grass. Fun, fun card!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely adorable Emily. I love the brown mist on your base. Adorable.

Jay Gee said...

So adorable Emily, this is such a fantastic card! Love everything about it. Am looking forward to seeing what hubby creates for you :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily this card is a real treasure you and your husband have a fun relationship!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

No wonder you are the PS GDT!! You are super talented and sooooo creative! LOVE this card! SOOOOOO fab in all ways;)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awwww...so cute!! I'm with Savannah--no wonder you're the PS GDT! The misting is super fab and the fact that you used a blowpen is even more fab. But, you NEED some misters :) Hope things are settling down for you. Yeah for the condo closing!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

kasia c. said...

What a great card! I love those splotches, I have never heard of a Blopen before but it worked wonderfully!
I love the fact that your hubby makes cards for you, its super cool!

Pauline said...

Such a sweet card for your hubby! Love the cute image, and the misting is perfect!

Gina said...

This is just adorable! I love all the dimension with the different layers. i am sure your hubby loved it.

Karin said...

I've been out of town for a few days, and wow have you been busy! Love this cute card with all the great dimension!

Julie Hoffman said...

Absolutely adorable!

Jenny said...

Awww love the bunny and her taste in hair accessories :) Cute story about hubbies valentines, he's neat at colouring in :)
Jenny x

sweet said...

Hey Emily, this card is sure to bring on some smiles. Smart idea with the blo pen.

walchowDesign said...

This is super cute and love how you challenged the colours too!

Lorraine said...

Eek, more cuteness! Love that rabbit and was going to say - love that mist - until I read your post and saw that it was a blopen, lol! Very creative! And I checked out the card your hubbie made for you - wow, your family is teeming with talent!

Jen W. said...

Had to look up Blopens and had a good giggle imagining you playing with them! :) And then even more a of giggle at your h-ear accessory! Love the layers and the subtle colouring and am looking forward to seeing hubby's latest creation!

Julie E said...

LOL to both your fun card and your story about your husband's cards. I have seen his cards in the past, but never heard the story about all the hits he got :>)

Helle said...

this is soooo sweet!!

onecraftymama said...

Aw, too cute! Love the 'h-ear' accessory - the perfect word for it! and Blo-pens. I used those like crazy years ago, and then Connor found them and used them as markers. Oh boy.
I can't wait to see what your hubby comes up with this time. It still totally amazes me that there are husbands out there that 'get it.'

Kary said...

So cute, cute card!! Love it!! And, I can't wait to see the card your husband is going to make ;)