Friday, March 2, 2012

Twitterpated Birthday

Oh my goodness, I haven't felt this tired in a long time... yuck! Aaron's asthma has reared it's ugly head, so it was a long night. I'm not sure what I'll get a chance to stamp today - if anything at all - so I'm thankful I finished this card yesterday!

Did you ever work on a project that felt like a creativity roller coaster? When I saw this sketch challenge, I instantly had some ideas I wanted to play with. The sketch isn't complicated, and I have plenty of stamping goodies to play with. I was feeling good as I started the project, but then, well, I don't know... it just wasn't working out. So I did the best thing you can do - walk away. I left it on my desk and tended to some household chores (you know, the stuff I should be doing but choose to stamp instead). I am happy to report that when I came back to my project, I tried a few different things with success!
I started with a Blushing Bride card base. It measures 3-1/4" x 6" (closed) and has a top-fold. I am so in love with the Twitterpated DSP... I will be sad when it's gone. The three flower images from the Bordering on Romance stamp set are stamped in Basic Gray ink. I used a Blender Pen to watercolor the images. I punched out three 1-1/4" circles from Basic Gray textured card stock, and distressed the edges with my fingernail. Layering them behind the flowers really helps the pretty flowers stand out.
I used both Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon and Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon... because I love ribbon! The birthday sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set is stamped in Basic Gray ink onto a piece of Baja Breeze card stock, which I die cut in the Big Shot using a Sizzlits Die from the Lots of Tags collection. I pierced a second little hole so I could tie the Twitterpated Button to the tag with Baker's Twine. Then I used a mini Glue Dot and a Dimensional to adhere the tag.

Speaking of birthdays... did you know today is Dr. Seuss's birthday? I'm sure if you have school-aged children, they will have a blast at school today. I know mine will!! Thanks for dropping by... time for me to finish off the coffee and brew another pot  :} 

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Framelit Fun

Happy 1st day of March!! Even though we've had such a mild winter, I totally have Spring Fever... well, more like Summer Fever because Spring in Wisconsin isn't going to be much different than a mild Winter (sigh). So today I'm sharing a bright, pretty card perfect for Spring:
This is another card from my class on Tuesday  :}  The colors are Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz. After stamping the large label image in Basic Gray ink, I used a Blender Pen to watercolor the flowers and leaves.
Before adhering the focal point with Dimensionals, I used my magic potion of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a travel-sized spritz bottle to add some shimmer to the background layer. The golden sparklies look so pretty on the Everyday Enchantment DSP!

Well, thanks for dropping in today... let's all think warm thoughts and try to convince Spring to come early  :}

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