This card last night with scraps left over from the card I posted last night. I wanted to play around with the Banner Day Die-namics that were part of a recent My Favorite Things order. I think the card would have been cuter had the pennants been cut from patterned paper. It could be personalized with alphabet stamps, providing I give it to someone with either a five- or three-letter name. Bjorn, maybe? Cam?
Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Holiday Red cardstock; DCWV Indian Summer Fall Matstack; Star Spangled Blue ink pad; Happy Birthday stamp set; Cranberry Waxy Flax; Cuttlebug w/My Favorite Things Banner Day Die-namics.
This card is a sampler of Close To My Heart’s new colors. I was inspired by one of the cards in this post on the Less is More blog. The new colors are pretty. However, I like many of the colors they replaced, too, so with the new, I am feeling a bit of loss as well. Of the new colors, I think Sky and Pear are my favorites.
The circles and sentiment were adhered to the card with foam mounting tape. I scored the detail on the right side with my Martha Steward Scoring Board.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Black, Sky, Cotton Candy, Smoothie, Gypsy, Pear, Lagoon, Pacifica, and Sunset ink pads; Hero Arts Antique Brocade stamp and Thinking of You Stamp set; Sparkles; Martha Stewart Scoring Board; 1-inch circle punch; Round sponges; 3M foam mounting tape.
This next card was inspired by a card in this post on the Inky Doodles blog. If you look at the link and do not see a card that looks anything like mine, it is OK. Now you know what kind of memory I have. I remembered the verse. My butterfly should have been a leaf. Or, maybe not. The verse – a favorite – is certainly appropriate for a butterfly.
The butterfly was stamped on smooth white cardstock and sponged with Gypsy and Sky inks. Actually, the butterfly was stamped and sponged several times. I don’t know if the new inks are different somehow or what the deal is, but they don’t seem to “sponge” well. I will have to play around some more before passing judgment, however. The sentiment was computer generated. The butterfly’s antennae are wire.
Materials and Tools: White Daisy Textured and smooth cardstock; Black, Sky, and Gypsy ink pads; Grey Wool marker; Hero Arts Butterflies stamp set; Computer generated sentiment; Black Wire; Glitter Stack; Quickie glue pen; Round sponges; 3M foam mounting tape.
This card was inspired by Jeanne (of Creative Bliss fame) on this post. Again, I was playing around with a new Close To My Heart color – Lagoon. Other than the fact the paper was embossed by Mathias, who still loves the Cuttlebug and Grandma’s punches, there isn’t much to explain.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black,and Lagoon cardstock; Black and Lagoon ink pads; Hero Arts Antique Brocade stamp and CTMH Say it in Style stamp set; Sparkles; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder; 3M foam mounting tape.
A Slice of Life: The boys were here until after lunch. We had a fun morning. This afternoon, I am gloriously home alone. Husband is at a family wedding in Grand Forks – his cousin’s son’s daughter. He isn’t without a date, however, as he had to pick his mother up at the bus terminal in GF about 45 minutes before the ceremony was to begin. I mentioned earlier in the week, that I might stay home, and while he wasn’t crazy about the idea, he didn’t even ask today. Woo hoo. He must have instinctively know I was in need of some peace and quiet. I guess I probably don’t need to tell you what I have been doing. LOL. The fun needs to end for a bit though while I do some housework. The cleaning fairy didn’t show up again this week.
I hope you are having a great Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by.