I’m finally showing you the last of the cards made during my recent stamping binge. Time to start over, which is exactly what I hope to do this weekend!
I used textured cardstock for this card, and I didn’t get a good image, which happens occasionally particularly if the image is large like this one. Not to worry. I just colored in the leaves and branches with a black marker, and drew in any missing flower elements with a black My Legacy Writer. You would not have been any the wiser had I not told you.
The flowers were colored with a marker. The open flowers have Christmas Red Stickles centers.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Tulip, White Daisy Textured, and Black Textured cardstock; Black inkpad; Black and Tulip markers; My Cute Stamps Ashley’s Blossoms stamp set; Christmas Red Stickles; EK Success Diamond Lace border punch.
This card was inspired by one in Close To My Hearts’ Autumn/Winter Idea Book. The little vase on the table is a solid stamp that I colored with markers. Practicing first on scratch paper, I found I got the best results if I colored and stamped the vase first, then the stem and leaves, and finally, the flower. Being able to see where you are stamping is truly the beauty of clear stamps. One more thing, a Bitty Brad made for a perfect knob for the drawer on the end table. Fun!
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Indian Corn Blue cardstock; Sweet Home paper packet; Indian Corn Blue, Garnet, Cocoa, and Bamboo ink pads; Indian Corn Blue, Olive, and Cranberry markers; Gold Bitty and mini brads; Sponge dauber.
Happy Friday! I didn’t think 4:15 would ever come today, and when it did, I certainly didn’t waste any time escaping the workplace. While I think the work ethic in America is great, I wouldn’t mind if they added a day to the weekend. Even a half a day …
Do you have plans for the weekend? As I said last night, mine are to stay close to home. Our weather is mild, and currently, Mother Nature can’t seem to decide between snow and rain. Snow would be preferable to the rain that will turn to ice.
For now, I’m off to my corner to see what I can drum up for Simple Saturday. Enjoy the evening, and thanks for stopping by!