Hello blogging friends! Sorry I have been mia for a few days. I have been busy working on projects for CHA! I wish I could share with you but I can't just yet. ;-)
So what do you think about the Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog Frenzy? Have you been following along on all of the days? What do you think about the New Releases? I have to tell you I am loving everything!!! So many new and different die template designs--oh the possibilities!! Click HERE to check out the Rules. If you have missed any of the days in the blog frenzy here is a link list for the first few days.
To design my card I used the New S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-135 A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader die templates designed by Cindy EchtinawSpellbinders along with S4-367 Back To Basics Tags die templates. I have to tell you I absolutely LOVE the New Nestabilities® Card Creator Collection!! It is so quick and easy to use!!
To start I stamped the peony image from CR-03755 Seeds Of Summer stamp set from JustRite Papercraft on to watercolor paper using Rich Cocoa ink. Then I colored the image using Distress Markers (colors listed below) from Ranger.
After I colored the image then I used S5-135 A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader die template from the Nestabilities® Card Creator Collection to to cut/emboss the Fancy Ribbon Threader mat for my card. I also used Herbal Garden cardstock and S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A for the background. To create the tag I used S4-367 Back To Basics Tags and a sentiment from CR-03815 Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set from JustRite Papercraft. Before removing the die template from the tag and floral image I used inked the inside edges of the paper using the die template as a stencil.
Here is a close up of the tag. I added a bow to the top using May Arts Ribbon Sampler Spring Green from
Here is a close up of the bottom of the card and you can see how I threaded the pink velvet ribbon. The ribbon is from May Arts Ribbon Sampler Vintage Pink from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I also added Pearl Jellie Dots along the bottom using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Stick "EM" Tool all from The Rubber Cafe'.
On a more personal note I want to say a Special Happy Birthday to my baby boy who is not so much of a little guy any more LOL!
This is a picture from his birthday party on Saturday. Happy Birthday Evan!!! I can't believe you are already 10 years old!! Double digits--Woo-Hoo!!! You are such an Amazing kid--so loving, caring, smart talented and funny!! I hope you have a Fantastic Birthday!! I love you--mom xoxoxoxo
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy and all of the Fabulous artwork and New Releases!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-03755 Seeds Of Summer, CR-03815 Large Fancy Sentiments
Paper: Discount Cardstock Pink Lemonade, Herbal Garden; ProArt Watercolor Paper
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Distress Markers Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-135 A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader, S4-367 Back To Basics Tags
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe' Pearl Jellie Dots, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Stick "EM" Tool; The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store May Arts Ribbon Sampler Spring Green (sheer green w/ polka dots) & Vintage Pink (velvet)