I have been very fortunate to be doing some work for my former Real estate agent who in search of some  “Home- Aversery” cards to give to his clients. I am very honored to be commissioned to do this for him and grateful that he is supporting local.

Mock up #1   Simple yet elegant look for a Home-aversry card. I created this in to a shaker card for Some extra pizazz. 

I created this shaker card using the Memory box  Wood Poppy die, which cuts out the wind feature. I created a distress background using distress oxides I believe I used faded Jeans, wilted violet, spiced marmalade and fossilized amber.  I then spritzed the back ground with not only water but also perfect pearl mist to add some extra shine.  I adhered the distressed panel to the card base from there I added  acetate to the back of the die cut panel and then some foam tape. I added a mix of sequins from my stash to the distressed background and added the top of the card. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment; which was a combination of two stamp sets Happy Happy Happy from Lawn Fawn and Happy Home from Sunny Studios, on to a piece of scrap black card stock and then trimmed it on an angel to work. I adhered that to the front of the card with foam tape as well. 

Mock up  #2 Is a fun little house scene with a lot of texture and interest

I enjoyed making this card as it incorporated so many different products and textures. This card came together  in a happy accident kind of way.

 I had previously embossed the yellow background from the We R Memory keepers embossing folder, for  project that did not work out. So from there I worked on the focal image of the card. I die cut bazzill dark blue card stock from the stitched circle dies from My Favorite things  as well as a large circle from American Craft nesting circles.  I decided I wanted to make a night sky, so I took my falling stars stencil from Simon Says Stamp and used the Nuvo black Diamond glitter past to stencil the back ground.  I sat that aside and started working on the grass and fence, I die cut the hills using the Lawn Fawn stitched Hillside and then die cut the hills using the same stitched circle as before to fit on to the blue background. I then die cut the fence using the Lawn fawn Picket fence border die, then again ran that piece through my big shot with the same circle die, give a nice finished look to the whole scene.  For the house I used School House red card stock from Simon Says Stamp, some brown scraps of patterned paper, white and black a cardstock from my stash and cut out all the house components from the My Favorite things Home Sweet Home die set. Then i pain stakingly put adhered those all together- (in hindsight I would have run all the little components through my Xyron sticker maker to safe me from the frustration of the tiny pieces.. Lol). Now it was time to make this in to a celebration card so I decided to pull out my Balloon dies from Simon Says stamp and die cut those from some shimmer paper, then i stamped and heat embossed the happy from the Lawn Fawn  Happy Happy Happy sentiment set. Just to add one more step to the mix I decided to go over two of the balloons in gold and silver Prima waxes just to add a little more something to the balloons.   I assembled everything  to the card and then  added some stiff twin to the back of the balloons and threaded it through the fence. I finished off the card with the rest of the sentiment stamped and embossed on to a banner I created. 

Mock up #3 Knock Knock Knock— Happy Home-Aversery 

This bad boy looks so simple but when you do 20 of them you realize that looks are deceiving, Lol… 

Guess you can tell by that statement that this card was the winner in the end and why not hes tailored to my client even colored in to look like him lol. 

I knew as soon as I seen the Shut the front door die from Lawn Fawn that it  would be perfect for a realtor. I matched the shut the front door die with the Scalloped  treat box  winter add on’s, also from Lawn Fawn. I used the roof from this set  and I  just love how it turned out.  The main panel was created using Smoke gray  card stock from Simon Says Stamp that I die cut with the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn. I then embossed with texture paste and a  the layer brick stencil from Tim Holtz.  I die cut the door from School house red card stock, the stoop , the roof and door handle from black. For the inside of the door I distressed a rectangle panel with fossilized amber distress oxides and then die cute some pattern paper for the floor. I Stamped the cute little boy from the My Favorite things Our story stamp set and colored him in with Copic markers,  For the sentiment I heat embossed it on vellum and die cut it out with one of the smaller dies from the mod stackable from My Favorite things.  I again used the balloons from the Simon Says stamp, doing the same technique of adding the wax over two of them to bring in a little bit of glitz to the card. I attached tome twin form my stash to the backs of the balloon and then to the had of the boy and that finished off the card. 

I really do love how this turned out, and have a few more ideas for future cards. So please stay tuned. 

Thank you reading this far, I hope you were inspired. 

Please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you . 

Thanks  and have a beautiful week. 




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