Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I am thankful for all my friends but I wanted it to say thank you. Then I thought there is a U in thankFUL - so I just cut the f and the l out to make the little thank u. U get the idea.
Base card is Cajun Craze with a layer of Artichoke to Accent. The maple is stamped using versamark onto glossy CS - retired SU- then sponged cajun and artichoke using a dauber. Once the colors are all saturated, wipe with a tissue and the white just pops. The expression is diecut using a whisper white CS. Took a little doing to get the little nits out but not too hard. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is this not the cutest easiest card? Stamped the flowers using Raspberry Ripple onto Primrose Petal CS. There is directionality to the stamp so I put a little mark using a Sharpie on the bottom of the stamp that coordinates with the punch so I could easily punch it out. Something about punching is so satisfying to me. It goes so quick that for something you think you will use a LOT like this flower, it makes more sense to use the punch than a diecut. I used the Pretty Print textured impressions folder for the square panel but you could just as well use a 3x3 piece of DSP. Hello from Four You stampset. Used the stayput technique for the ribbon and easy peasy done.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Base of soft suede and stripe embossed night of navy. stamped the flags in same, Navy, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and crumbcake.
I have been playing with the watermark for my pictures and I think I finally figured out how to do it. Font is still too small but it's still readable.
Now that we are living in a smaller footprint of our house during the renovation, there appears to be less house to clean and more time to stamp and read. Didn't expect that.......
Sunday, August 11, 2013
It reminded me of how I used to carve erasers to make stamps years before all the new beautiful professional images came to being. There are 2 tools included a narrow v shape cutting tool for details and a U shape for larger areas. They are
This is a picture of Doggy I had Dylan draw on a piece of paper with pencil. I then took that image, put it on the rubber penciled side down and rubbed it to transfer the image. It will be a mirror image but that is ok because when you stamp it will be a mirror image again.
Now I am thinking angrybirds, R2D2, my mind is going wonky over all the possibilities......
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Well, I got home last night to set up the party to see the big electrician van sitting in my driveway. They were in the midst of relocating my electrical panels and they were not done -
Settin' Sail Photopolymer set #133453 $13.95