Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Hi folks! Just back from a mini vacation with a friend. We did a long weekend in Lancaster, PA. One of my favorite spots. We love the history there, the farm land, and the antique finds! Here is one I found. It's a hurricane lamp with an eagle etched into it. Once home, it was put on a silver tray and a candle was placed inside. The tray needed something else, so I got out my little star punch and went to town making stars to use as confetti. Red, white, blue, and tan to match the table cloth. All ready for celebrating in July!
Saturday, June 25, 2016
While in the scrap pile, this orange print paper came to the surface. It worked well with the Memory Box card. Cut out some of the oranges and added a Rosie Roadshow stamp in the corner. Inside is a stamp that says, "orange you sweet". I seem to be in a clean and simple phase with stamping. Been rather enjoying it.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
How do you start a card? There are many ways for me. Tonight, my extra paper stash was calling to me. I picked out this cupcake paper and let that be the beginning point for making a card. Think this will be one I use for my husband's birthday. Inside was stamped "You deserve a day sprinkled with fun"by Hero Arts.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This striped paper was on top of a pile on my desk when I made that patriotic card posted yesterday. Too tempting to pass up since I was in the red, white and blue mode. I took the blue piece and die cut a star. The back of the striped paper had the dots on it. That went under the negative of the die cut paper and went over the striped paper. The words are by Impression Obsession and were stamped in blue Momento. Then the blue star from the die cut went beside the words. A white pen added the white dots to the stars to finish off the card.
Monday, June 20, 2016
My Favorite Things has a die that lets you cut these lines. I've used it before in a variety of ways, but when I saw it in my drawer the other day, I could see it as lines of an American flag. Had to try it out and sure enough, it worked! All it needed was the star at the top to complete it. MFT also has a set of words to go with the die and these words are from that set. Since it is a clear set, you can move and adjust the saying so it will fit where you need it. Since it's a celebration, wanted to add some sparkle with the sequins. Hope it wasn't too much.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Ever find a card you have done but wanted to add to it? That's how I felt when I saw this card. The flower was stenciled on with a sponge tool and a Distress yellow ink. Then the words were added. But I could see a bee that wasn't there on the card. So, I went down and look through my bee stash till I found the right one and stamped it in black right on the flower. Then colored pencils were used to color in the bee. Now it feels complete and ready to send.