Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just Because …

It was my original intention to make Valentine’s Day cards, but I think they are going to be “Just Because” cards instead – cards to drop in the mail or tuck into backpacks with Love Botz_Feb 2010encouraging messages.

The images on both cards were colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The sentiments on both were attached to the cards with foam mounting tape.

I used Liquid Glass to attach the googly eyes, which was the most time consuming element of this card making session. I would have sworn I had 10 thumbs for the number of times the little buggers got away from me.

I went around the perimeter of both stamped images with a My Legacy Writer to give them a little added definition against their yellow mats. A sponge dauber with a little blue ink was used to define the punched caption on the top card.

Love Botz_2_Feb 2010  Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Sunny Yellow, and Orange cardstock; Tinkerin’ paper packet; Black and Dutch Blue ink pads; Stampendous Love Robotz stamp set; Brads and googly eyes from my stash; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Black My Legacy Writer; Liquid Glass; EK Success Caption punch; 3M foam mounting tape.

Ah! Superbowl Sunday. That doesn’t mean much to me. And, as the Vikings aren’t playing, I don’t suspect the game will be too much of a disruption in my household. All things considered, that is a good thing. LOL. While the details haven’t been established yet, I’m looking forward to spending some time with my grandsons today, too.

Last night was a quiet evening at home with Marv winning the best out of three in cribbage. No surprise.

I hope your weekend is going well. Enjoy Sunday! Later…

6 comments:

Sharli said...

Fun cards! I agree that the line of black helps define the mat - just adds that detail to make it stand out! The blue thought bubble is perfect, too! I don't use my pencils enough - even though you taught me last year about the OMS. Maybe today . . . if I can shake this headache.

Enjoy the day, dear friend!

Sparkle said...

These are darling! I love the borders and the googly eyes!

Sarah said...

These are DARLING!!!!!! I am loving those robots.
And I NEVER think to outline with a writer like you.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Laurel said...

These are adorable! I used to use liquid glass for putting on eyes, bling etc and had the same trouble. Now I use glue dots, much easier for me!

Deborah Young said...

Love the outlining tip! These are so cute, cute, cute! p.s. Thank you ;-)

Carolyn Christie said...

Too cute! I love those robots and papers... Oh and the googly eyes too!! What a fun cute card!