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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Love Yourself First...

Hello - I wanted to share a card I made for a friend. She hasn't been feeling well lately and I just wanted to give her some well wishes. Remember a while back, I said my new favourite card was a card I made at a stamp class at Dat's with Stamping Banana (that card went to another friend who is recently seperated from her husband). Well, I decided to follow the same paper/colour scheme and make one along the same lines. I really didn't want to do any colouring today, I just wanted to stamp and I just wanted to make a card so here is what came about :)

First I stamped Brigette on kraft cs with Jet Black Stazon and then inked the edges with some Distress Ink in Pumice Stone and then distressed the edges. I then stamped the sentiments on some white cs with Stampin Up Sage Shadow and matted them with black cs. (This sentiment has been perfect for these cards and the reasons they were given!) I decided I was going to paper piece the towels for a splash of colour on the image since I wasn't going to colour her and then I used a white gel pen and some Glamour Dust for the bubbles. We used glamour dust on the first card as well. Love how that turned out!! Actually I love the whole card and I can see myself doing more like this.

I will probably continue with this paper/colour scheme when I need another pick-me-up card with Brigette, and I will definately stamp an image and leave it uncoloured again, or I might try a bit of colouring with pencils or light copic colours.

Off to bed now, can feel my eyelids starting to droop..........

Paper: Echo Park For the Record dp, Coordinations Valentine cs, black cs
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Brigette, Kimmie's Krafty Quotes #1
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin UP Sage Shadow
Accessories: CTMH Pearl Opaques, Black ribbon, distresser tool, Inksentials White gel pen, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Friday, September 09, 2011

Happy Halloween

I never ever thought I'd do a Halloween card, but yes, I got caught up in the idea and now I love it!! I picked up a couple new Halloween stamps the other day from Dat's, like this little Kraftin Kimmie Pumpkin Miles stamp and couldn't wait to ink him up!! I love the Stickles on his hat and the charcoal coloured twine :) - actually I love the whole card!!

I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #124.

I also entered this week's Catch the Bug Challenge - September Anything Goes.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Matilda dp
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Pumpkin Miles, Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Stazon Jet Black, Wild Honey Distress Ink, copics
Accessories: Basic Grey brads, The Twinery charcoal twine, nestabilities, Diamond Stickles, Bo Bunny Rub-Ons

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