Saturday, April 18, 2009

Itty Bitties

Here are a couple of cards made with stamps from this set from Whipper Snapper Designs. I love all of the sweet images. What I didn't realize (but should have) was how small the images would be. While I don't normally consider trimming rubber on cling mount to be an issue, I'll have to admit that the itty bitty images in this set were a challenge. Next time, I'm going to opt for unmounted stamps and use repositionable tape to stick them on my blocks. My thoughts are that images so small most likely would not require a lot of cushion to produce a good image.

Working with images so small, I kept the cards simple. It would be easy for the images to get lost in a sea of patterned paper and "stuff." Oh, imagine the inside of the bunny's ears are pink. Looks like I forgot to color 'em.

Materials & Tools (top card): White Daisy and Spring Iris cardstock; Retired Spring Blossom B&T paper; Black and Spring Iris Ink pads; Whipper Snapper Designs Friendship Blooms and CTMH Say it in Style stamp sets; Silver mini brad; Lilac Mist chiffon ribbon; Cuttlebug w/Argyle embossing folder; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; 3M foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools (bottom card): White Daisy and Black cardstock; Black ink pad; WSD Friendship Blooms and CTMH Say it in Style stamp sets; Black and white gingham ribbon; Sunflower mini brad; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Black My Legacy Writer; 3M foam mounting tape.

As it turned out, my day was nothing like I'd planned. Shortly after posting this morning, I realized that I had a really sore throat and weird headache at the base of my skull, so I took a couple of aspirin and laid down. And ... I ended up sleeping until almost 5 o'clock! While I'm not thrilled about having "wasted" the day, if I slept six hours on top of a full night's sleep last night, I must have needed it, and I do feel better. I guess tomorrow will be a busy day! No worries. How's your weekend going? I hope it's good. Enjoy tomorrow, and as always, know that I appreciate you!

5 comments:

Sharli said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I'm so happy to hear that you forgot to color the bunny's ears pink! The artist I MOST look up to - she's human! Yippee - that gives me hope!

I'm sorry you felt bad - but glad that you listened to your body and took good care of yourself. You were more productive than I, and I've been a white tornado all day long! (perhaps I should have napped instead). Hugs.

Sylvia said...

What cute cards!

Jeanne said...

I can definitely see why these appealed to you. Adorable and sweet is what they are. Too cute that you forgot to color in the ears...

I'm sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, but happy to know that you heeded your body and got some much needed rest!

Kariberry said...

Love these! I may lift the first one.Too pretty
Get well! What a nice nap Huh. I only wish.

Barb said...

Very very cute! Great colors, wonderful clean lines.