Saturday, April 14, 2018

New homes

My Niece and her family moved to a new home in Texas, and my Nephew and his family moved to a new home in Michigan, so I sent out some cards to Congratulate them.

First up is my Niece's card, they moved to a two story house so I went with this die cut for their card. I went with coloring just one house to emphasize like the one they moved into, I saw this done on another blog but for the life of me I can't remember who's it was and didn't save it, so if it happened to be yours let me know :)


In this first one I applied yellow papers to the backside of the dies for the windows and colored the doors, lamp posts and houses with markers. The tree was done with inks. I went with a gray card stock base so that my clouds would show up against it.

Taylored Expressions - Neighborhood Border and Evergreen dies
Memory Box - Country stitches die (grass)
Fiskars - Cloud punches
Our Daily Bread designs - Mini tag sentiment stamp

My second card I was going to apply some leaves to the trees but decided to keep them bare since they moved when the trees in Michigan were still bare. On this border die the doors open, but I went with keeping them all closed except the one that I cut again in white card stock and applied on top, this time instead of adding paper behind the windows I went with using my Sunshine yellow sparkle pen to color in the windows. My cloud stencil for the sky.


Poppystamps - Breville Houses, stitched landscape die
Impression Obsession - Tree Row die
Memory Box - Flying birds die
Homemade Clouds template, sponged w/ tumbled glass
Hero Arts - Everyday sayings sentiment stamp
Sunshine yellow sparkle pen for windows

Both these house dies were ones my hubby picked up for his art projects and I ended up getting good use out of them too :)

We had some wild storms go through last night and this morning with very heavy winds, the house was making all kinds of noises, but it seems to have finally quieted down.  Hope if they are headed your way that you do as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hi,

Connie

13 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Connie, I really like how you spotlighted the houses on these cards. Such a great personalized style!

I hope your bad weather doesn’t stick around. We have great weather today but storms will come through this evening.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so charming, Connie! I'm sure they will be treasured and are certainly frame-worthy! It is raining as usual here - no sign of the sun. Hope you are seeing a little sunshine soon! xo Karen

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute cards.Have a nice day!Hugs!

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful is your card! Hope your weather gets much better very soon!
Hugs, Susi

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! What a way to celebrate their new places! These are great! Beautifully designed!

Darlene said...

Both cards are fabulous Connie and I'm sure will be greatly appreciated! Glad you made it through the storms ... weather is just crazy this year ... rainy & gloomy here today but it is springtime in Ohio! Hugs and Happy Day!

Leslie Miller said...

Those house dies are so cute and I love your ideas for them! Cloudy skies, bare trees, and a single house highlighted just right. Clever! Glad you weathered the storms okay. Will the weather ever turn nice? It's sure taking its time!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! They will love these thoughtful housewarming wishes, Connie. How sweet to customize the for their geographic regions, too! beautiful!

Tracy said...

Well aren't your niece and nephew lucky to receive these fantastic cards. I like how you've singled out one home for each. Very cute.

Janice said...

Great cards, and a I love how you’ve highlighted a house on each one, fabulous idea!

Beth Norman said...

Boy oh boy are these ever cute. They are going to be so well loved. How thoughtful of you to make two housewarming cards. The bare trees look awesome.

Debbie said...

we had wild storms this morning (monday) but i like storms!!

these cards are so cute and thoughtful. i really like how you made the blue clouds in the second one. nice job connie!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely cards Connie ...

All the best Jan