(I am seriously concerned about the gal who thought this one up--lol!)
Anyhoo....this was easy for me....in Texas it is ALREADY spring! So....I did a spring themed card.
The stamps (cat tails and sentiment) on this card can be found at Stamper's Dream. The cat tails and sentiment are by Paper Inspirations (Note: I used only part of the sentiment--but the whole stamp is amazing!) Tip: Get more mileage from your stamps by using only a part of an image or sentiment.
I inked the cattails in caramel ink and used a chocolate chip marker to edge the sides. I stamped the image three times on three panels. I sponged caramel ink on the panels and edged them with chocolate ink using a sponge.
The sentiment was stamped with StazOn on a transparency. The butterfly was stamped with StazOn on vellum. I cut it out and colored it and then adhered it to the card using a clear pop dot.
Although it is difficult to see in the photo, the edges are all distressed. Pretty and "springlike." I am just sorry for all of those who have to endure six more weeks of winter.
Materials used: Stamps: Cat tails and sentiment (Paper Inspirations available at Stamper's Dream), butterfly (All Night Media); cardstock-caramel, choc chip, vanilla; ink-black StazOn, choc chip, caramel, close to cocoa; Copic markers; oval punch (SU!); Cropadile; ribbon; corner punch (SU!); vellum (SU!); transparency (Office Max); sponge; brads (American Crafts); mounting tape (Dollar tree); pop dots (SU!).
- HUGE Congrats to the new Guest/Sr. Design team that was announced for Gina K Designs. You can check it out here (as well as learn about how you can be part of her next guest team). I was so thrilled to be asked to join the senior design team, including the other new addition, my friend Melanie Muenchinger---and I am honored to be part of such an amazing group. Gina is just the most amazing woman to work with. I am so lucky!
- My friend Alli Miles was just announced as a new illustrator for Papertrey Ink. Woohoo! Your talent is as BIG as your heart and I am so proud to call you a friend.
- Finally, I want say thank you to Nancy Panko who gave me the "You Make My Day Award." Check out her new blog here! She has so much talent! Thanks Nancy!
- **Tomorrow I will begin my MFTeasers. I have a few projects using the My Favorite Things releases that will be available on Wednesday night. My Favorite Things will be holding their release party from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN (8-10 p.m. central) time on Wednesday in the forum on Splitcoastampers. Join us for fun, MFTeasers and to learn about how you can be the next My Favorite Guest designer. Hope to see you there. **
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