Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer Vacation Fun with Grandma's Magic Color Crystals


My grandson visited us recently and had a blast playing with my Color Burst and Brusho Coloured Crystals. Anyone can make gorgeous backgrounds with these magical colored crystals and water. Here are the four backgrounds he made with both types of colored crystals:
When the pieces were dry, he made a card for Mom and for Dad using a new set from Stampin' Up I just had to buy because of the sentiment: "TRUTH - I love you more than grilled cheese." That statement is perfect for Nate because he really loves his grilled cheese- even had one named after him in a local restaurant! I showed Nate how to use the MISTI on his cards so even if the first time he stamped it was not perfect, he could stamp again in the exact same spot. Here he is with his cards and one of them close up:

He was very proud of the cards he made and excited to share them with Mom and Dad. I asked if he wanted to make two more with the other two backgrounds he made and he said he would share them with me to make the other two cards. So I made two cards to send to him in the mail, since he loves to get mail. He really liked the Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz, so I included one on one of the cards. Here they are:


I have another TRUTH for you and for Nate - the MISTI does not work right if you put your stamp on it upside down:) So even Grandmas are not perfect when it comes to card making. I decided to leave it just the way it is and put the truth in the inside of the card- it's OK if our cards are not perfect, he can see the truth even upside down.

I am entering Nate's card in the Kid's Summer Vacation challenge at Simon Says Stamp and in the Anything Goes challenge at Simply Papercraft.

16 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Nate :-) the backgrounds are awesome and I love the colours and sentiment too!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Jacee said...

Looks like he's having great fun Karen, been in my 'den' with my grandson too this morning, he loves playing with my crafty goodies.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Virginia Lu said...

Oh how PRECIOUS!! Your lucky grandson got to try Brusho and of course, he has done a SUPERB job on creating those awesome backgrounds! Nate should be proud! So glad that you got him to enter the Summer Kids challenge over Simon Says Stamps!

Robin said...

These are fabulous! Looks like you two had so much fun. I love doing this with my nieces too. Hugs, Robin

Chrissy said...

Well done Nate..I love your backgrounds the colours are gorgeous and super makes with your cards..I love grilled cheese too..

luv CHRISSYxx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely project, I love the background and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
Erin (Blog Owner)

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards, I love the grilled cheese sentiment too! Cathy x

Maxine D said...

What a fun Grandma you are, and what fabulous cards too Karen!
Blessings
Maxine

Glittered Paws said...

What a great age to "craft" with and what awesome cards he created. Glad you got to apend some quality time with him. I love love love the bird card.

Margy said...

What a handsome young man, and talented, too! The sentiment is perfect, and perfectly apt. Lovely cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Talented like his Grandma. Great job!

tiffani pool said...

I love these cards Nate! they are beautiful! excellent job! They upside down part grandma are cute! I like that they are upside down an dit looks like you did it on purpose! Sometimes mistakes are meant to be.

debby4000 said...

What fabulous cards Nate, brilliant job with the backgrounds.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Kids Summer Vacation Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Mandy said...

Nate's cards are wonderful! I absolutely love those inky backgrounds and the crazy bird is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp's Kids Summer Vacation Challenge
Mandy xx

Gayatri said...

Oh my! How wonderful are those backgrounds you have created, Nate? You are an artist mate! Love all your cards. I am so happy that you joined Simon Says Stamp's Kids Summer Vacation Challenge :)
Luv!
Gayatri!

Jingle said...

Wow! Those backgrounds are truly amazing! These are fantastic cards! Very well done, Nate! Thanks so much for playing in the Simon Says Stamp Kids Challenge!