Sometimes creating for with no purpose in mind is the most rewarding. I’ve been in a slump. to. say. the. least. I’m taking baby steps… today’s step is with one of my favorite mediums, fabric. to be specific, fat quarters, you know the ones that come in sets already. Easy peasy stuff. Enjoy. Fee free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing it. 🙂
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I do have a winner for my prize of Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.
Number generator and winner from 67 blissful comments:
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Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin’ Wood Mount Stamp set, this is new and unused. A retired favorite of mine. In addition I’m throwing in two of my favorite colors of Hero Arts Inks Tide Pool and Orange Soda.
For a little New Year’s fun I created a card using one of Stampin’ Up’s new sets, It’s a Celebration:
A crazy watercolor wash serves as the base to my bright white fireworks, while some subtly embossed fireworks pull the white background into the framework of the eye catching centerpiece.
Let’s continue the celebration by going on to each and every blog on the list below where there are giveaways galore and inspiration beyond your expectations. Go on…. take some time for yourself and see what is going on with the rest of the Season’s Givings Blog Hop!
This card was kind-of accidental. I basically lined-up the tiny envelope stamps in a row and created a pattern while experimenting with the images. Then I thought, why not stamp them in rows of different colors. So I grabbed a few of my favorite Stampin’ Up! inks: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry.
I stamped an extra envelope and trimmed out the flap, adding it to the uppermost center envelope in order to create some visual interest.
The heart over the greeting made for a sentimental touch… a bit more personalized.
Today our little friend, the panda, is balancing on a greeting from My Favorite Things called Bold Statements. The image was curved prior to stamping, because of the tacky nature of clear stamps, this is a easily done on the stamp block.
The ink is from an old stamp pad that I have had sitting around for about 7 years. I cracked open the cellophane and it was as juicy as could be. It’s a Kaleidacolor Pastel Pad.
I stamped the hearts in the “A’s” for a final touch.
Again with the triangles… well this is actually the first card that I made with this Altenew set, Sohcahtoa. I copied this from an example from one of their design team members. If I am ever stuck in a rut, I take a minute to just copy something another artist has made and then I am usually off and running with my own thoughts and ideas. It usually works out pretty well for me.
The sequins are placed and then a drop of Liquid Perler is placed in the centers to create a “new” embellishment.
I’ve been busy adding some items to my Etsy shop, Pretty Tuesday. I hope you’ll go check them out. Shown here is one of many different sets of wooden clothespin magnets in the packaging that I designed to perfectly present them to the lucky recipient.