Why do I wait until the last moment to make birthday cards? Not sure, but I know I usually have to have them out the door before I can photograph them. This is a rarity people, and actual birthday card, photographed and posted before it’s sent out. wow. 😛
I used Hero Arts Tassels set, which I love. Pretty simple, stamped the string then stamped the little tassels. not much to it.
I did curve the greeting to mimic the shape of the string. Also, I tied actual string to the ends of the stamped string to make it look a little more 3-D-ish.
Happy creating friends,
I’m working on using some of my older stamp sets. I honestly have not give them enough time for how super-darling they are. Like this one from Avery Elle, Roll With It.
Pretty simple stuff, easily done with my Misti. I can’t recommend a stamping tool more than I would recommend the Misti. Trust me… get one. Get one now. It’s worth every single penny. You will use your stamps more and become more creative with them.
The greeting was stamped in white craft in first, let dry, then stamped with the navy. The craft ink kinda “squished” so it almost looks like an outline of sorts.
Happy creating my friends,
I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.
On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?
The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
Happy creating my friends,
oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. 🙂 Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.
Try your hand at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.
Elephants. Who would think I’d be so taken by such an animal?! When I saw this super sweet stamp set from WPlus9, Unforgettable, I had a moment of internal little girl squealing.
First the SU! Blendabilites came out to brighten this tiny stamped darling. Sad to say, but — SU! has discontinued them. Non the less I’m working on my alcohol marker skills in hopes of procuring a set of Copic markers in the near future. In the VERY near future. In the meantime I am having a stellar time experimenting with coloring again.
The die cut balloon is slipped into two slits cut on either side of his little trunk. Backed by polka dot embossed card stock the little guy pops. Did you notice the color choice I made? Olive green? yah I like to push the color envelope. I really think this combination works.
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Some teeny-tiny valentines here.
What is more precious than a valentine? a little-itty-bitty one of course! Last night I sat at my desk with a new stamp set with a coordinating die from Recollections. How could I resist making these cards and envelopes, I am going to make a stack and send them out to all my nieces and nephews to let them know I’m thinking of them. Why go big when you can go small, right? 🙂