While I was relatively certain I would like Close To My Heart’s new Passages paper packet, I didn’t realize I would love it. But I do – a whole bunch!
This first card is my take on Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 73 as featured on The Sweetest Thing blog. Note how the tail of the bird extends beyond the circle. The image was too big, so I stamped the tail on a scrap of cardstock, cut it out, matched it up, and adhered it to the back of the circular piece. I love the dimension it adds – so much I repeated my little “trick” on the card below. Aren’t these rich colors pretty?
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock; Passages Level 2 paper packet; Barn Red and Bamboo ink pads; Live Inspired stamp set; Antiqued Copper Mini Medley Accents Collection; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Round sponge; Sanding block.
This second sketch, Unscripted Sketches #59, was a bit trickier, but I’m happy with the way my card turned out. I flipped the patterned paper for this card, combining the so-pretty Garden Green pattern with New England Ivy.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, New England Ivy, and Barn Red cardstock; Passages Level 2 paper packet; New England Ivy and Bamboo ink pads; Live Inspired stamp set; Square pewter brads; Stampin’ Up Pewter Build-a-Brad; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Rectangles set; Round sponge; Sanding block.
Well, it’s Monday. Actually, it is a fine day. I was busy at work. The sun is shining. I had a call from a friend I hadn’t talked to in a long time when I got home. Catching up was good. Marv made supper. All is well. I hope your day was a good one, too. Tonight, I’m going to do a couple of domestic things and then settle into my corner for a little stamping session, so I have something to show you tomorrow. Talk to you again then!