Erin Bailey sent me this today---essentially for just leaving a comment on her blog.
Thanks, Erin, for making MY day! I am supposed to nominate two others to receive this award--and I would love to give it all of YOU! Thanks, friends, for all of your sweet comments below. I am so glad you like what I am doing and I will try to continue to bring you neat designs while keeping it fun!
Months ago, when no one knew my name (now I know at least five people do!), I often would leave a comment for someone and ask a question and would NEVER hear back from them. Although it is impossible to individually respond to every email or comment, I want you to know that I do read and appreciate every one and if you ask me a question, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as I can (if you leave a way to respond!)
It only takes a few minutes to be a light in someone's day. There are enough people trying to bring others down but it is much more fun to lift others up. Sometimes I think this business is way too cut throat but I really believe that there is plenty of room in the stamping world for EVERYONE!
I didn't have much stamping time today but I did manage to make a card because the idea for this has been in my head for awhile. All stamps are from My Favorite Things. I stamped the large blooms from "Build a Bouquet" on vanilla cardstock. Then, I took a pencil and drew a rectangle shape around (making sure some of the blooms would be outside of the edge.) After masking the flowers I stamped the leaves and stems. (Tip: I like to use a piece of loose leaf for masking because it is so thin and allows the ink to go right up to the image being masked.)
Then, I cut out the rectangle shape and wherever the image overlapped, I just cut around the image. Then I stamped the pink flowers on vanilla cardstock and cut them out and attached them with dimensional stickers. Rhinestones complete the flower.
The sentiment is created by die cutting the ribbon slider out of a transparency sheet. I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink and then ran the taffeta ribbon through.
Hope you like it!
Materials used: Stamps--Build a Bouquet, Boho Blossoms-sentiment (all from My Favorite Things); ink-bashful blue, old olive, pretty in pink, StazOn; cardstock- olive, vanilla, close to cocoa; transparency (Office Max); ribbon-pink taffeta (SU!); Adhesive rhinestones (K & Co.); dimensionals (SU!); Cuttlebug, slider die and Nestability die.
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