My card tonight is based on a tutorial that appeared recently on the Create: blog. Note I said “based on.” That means I scanned through the directions and pretty much did my own thing – mostly because I didn’t have the 1-1/2 inch circle punch for which the directions called. I have a 1-3/4 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches and opted to use the smaller of the two.
I see I could have/should have added one more row of circles. Next time it will be easier, as having done it once, my second card will be more intentional and less experimental. I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time, having seen rows of circles to form scallops used in a variety of ways on different cards. It is a good way to use scraps or, as in my case, a great way to use paper you love but find challenging to use.
Materials & Tools: Kraft cardstock (retired CTMH); Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Mini Deck; Cocoa ink pad; Hero Arts Thinking of You stamp set; Cocoa grosgrain ribbon; 1-1/4 inch circle punch.
A Slice of Life: While I had a good time, bowling was not in my area of expertise last night. Thank goodness for handicaps. We won three of four games anyway. Today (and yesterday, for that matter) was another busy day at work. I am hoping the incoming flow slows down tomorrow, enabling me to get caught up before the weekend. It has been raining off and on (on for the past several hours) for the past 24-plus hours. It would be nice if one were a duck. I could use a little sunshine to perk me up. That is about it. The mailman brought me a new Halloween Cricut cartridge today, which I am hope has some silhouette-type images suitable for a project similar to this one. As for my felt table runner, it is in progress – kind of. So many things I want to do … so little time. Do you ever feel like that, too?
I hope your week is going well. On Saturday, I am going on a road trip with friends to a Stampin’ Up workshop in Grand Forks. It will be fun. If my cards turn out (LOL), I’ll show you what I make. For tonight, I’m off to straighten up my corner and maybe stamp a little something for tomorrow. I will “see” you again then. In the meanwhile, take care, and thanks for stopping by.