Monday, August 29, 2011

No Tragedy Here

Hello Friends!

Quite the weekend for the East Coast, huh? Hope everyone came through with little or no damage or injury!

I want to share a card with you today that was made for my nephew. He is a wonderful guy who I dearly love! He has been in the theater many years wearing many "hats"; actor, writer, singer, dancer, you name it! To hear him talk in his soothing Southern drawl warms any heart! But, to see him on stage and speaking a whole different dialect and expressing a completely different persona just blows me away! For his birthday card, my thoughts immediately went to the theater masks, comedy and tragedy.

I started with a standard size card base in Brilliant Blue. I rounded the corners of the base as well as the gold mat layer. Having no stamps for the masks, I went to the computer and found the clip art. I only used the comedy mask for this card. I printed those images twice, cut them out and layered them on the card with dimensionals. I printed the greeting, also on the computer, using Print Shop. Next, I sponged the edges of the greeting layer with some Brilliant Blue ink. As a final accent, I added some copper colored adhesive pearls. I am happy to say he loved it!

I always seem to enjoy the cards made for family much more, don't you? I love crafting cards, but those going to family and friends just make me enjoy the process in a different way!

I am so glad you stopped by today! Hope you have enjoyed your visit and will come again! Who knows which relative or friend's profession I will zero in on next?!?!?

Have an awesome day and know I am sending...

Blessings to you,


  1. Vicki I am glad to know that the hurricane did no damage in your area.
    I am glad we don't get any of those here in Europe.
    Your nephew will be delighted with this card, you have done a great job on this one.
    Take care my friend.

  2. Really cool. As a theater buff I can appreciate the comedy/tragedy masks and love your take on it with just using the comedy masks to tie in with your sentiment. I bet he frames this one.

  3. hi there! so glad to pop are so very creative in coming up with this!!! i know he loves this one!!!
    so glad all is ok from hurricane - wow you are so right! what a week!!!

  4. Wow! So cool! Thanks for commenting on my new grandson :) I can't wait to see him!

  5. What a great card & I'm sure your nephew will LOVE it! TFS!!!

  6. Great card for your nephew! He is going to love it!

  7. What a clever card! The image and sentiment are perfect for a man of the stage. Just wonderful!

  8. gorgeous as a thespian the masks holds a special place in my heart!

  9. What a great card for your nephew! He'll love it!!

    We made it through the storm pretty well, compared to others. Had a tree come down on our new dog kennel, but it is now repaired. Lost power from Sunday morning to Wednesday night, but it is now restored too. The weather has been just gorgeous since the storm, so there's no room to complain!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. So glad you weathered the storm. The card for your nephew is really great.


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