Hello!!! OMGosh I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be doing a blog post!!!!! I am sorry for my absence but after I came home from CHA we went on a family vacation (had a Wonderful Time!!) and came home to a blue screen on the computer!! We are still having some issues with the computer but at the moment it is up and going and I am keeping my fingers crossed!! Technology is wonderful when it works but what a bummer when it doesn't! I have missed you all so much!! I have some exciting news that I am just dying to share with all of you BUT because of the computer issues I am running a little behind on a few things so you are all going to have to wait just a little longer for the news! *wink* I also wanted to mention that I had talked to several people at CHA about doing a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the candles pictured (click--->) HERE (and scroll to the bottom of the post) and I am still going to be doing that but again because of computer issues and a few other posts that need to be made the tutorial will be coming in the next week, so keep an eye out for it!
Now would you like to see some new art? ;) The project I have to share with you today is a set of note cards that I made right before I left for CHA. The stamped image and sentiment is from JustRite Stampers, using the Wood Stamper Oval 1-3/4'' x 2-5/16'' with Bonus 15 pt.Special Occasions Font Set & Center. I love the center image that comes as a bonus with this set! Pansies are one of my favorite flowers and I love the little butterfly in the image too. I was also very excited when I realized that the centers for the 1-3/4'' x 2-5/16'' Oval from JustRite Stampers fit into one of the new Ribbon Tag Trio 2 S4-234 die templates from Spellbinders! The centers fit perfectly into the oval shaped tag in the set. I stamped the image four times onto white cardstock and then taped the oval tag for a perfect placement.After I made all of the diecut tags then I colored the images in using my Copic markers.After all the coloring was done then I went over the images using my Spica Glitter Pens from Copic. After I colored the images then I popped the diecut back into the die template and airbrushed the centers and the dots on the outer edge. Here is a picture of all the tags when they were finished.I also wanted to add a sentiment to the cards so I used the Bonus 15 pt. Font Special Occasions along with the Wood Stampers Oval 1-3/4'' x 2-5/16''. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment and made four oval diecutes using the Classic Oval Small S4-112 die template from Spellbinders. Then I airbrushed the centers to match the tags using Copic markers.For the background I used a piece of white cardstock and the Butterfly Impressabilites I2-1002 from Spellbinders and ran it through the Wizard. Then I removed the Impressability and inked each piece of cardstock to match the tags. To do the inking I used a cotton ball, start on the outer edges and in a circular motion working into the center getting a lighter color as I go. I only used white cardstock to create these card and used my inks and Copic markers to add the color. To assemble the cards I started with a white base, add the inked Impressability cardstock as a mat, then the oval with the sentiment and lastly the tag diecut with the floral image along with some ribbon and pop dots.
Paper~Georgia Pacific-White Cardstock
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Wood Stamper Oval 1-3/4'' x 2-5/16'' with Bonus 15 pt. Special Occasions Font Set and Center
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Ink-Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Pretty In Pink, Almost Amethyst
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Classic Ovals Small S4-112, Ribbon Tag Trio 2 S4-234, Butterfly Impressabilities I2-1002, Copic-Sketch Markers & Spica Glitter Pens (as shown above) Ribbon, Pop Dots, Cotton Balls.
Thank you!! Thank You!! THANK YOU so much for stopping by today!!! I really appreciate it and I always Love reading your comments!! Keep your fingers crossed for me that the computer keeps working!! I have several things to post and share with all of you so if by chance you don't see me again for a few days you will know I am having issues with the computer--but let's hope not! *wink* I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks again for stopping by!
I also wanted to let you know that next Monday, August 17th JustRite Stampers will be having the Christmas Blog Hop and believe me you won't want to miss this!!! Check out the JustRite Blog all this week to see Sneak Peeks and have a chance to win some Fantastic Blog Candy!!