Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thank You's and Technique Tuesday

This card was made for my friend Cheryl. She is having her second baby in about a week and a half. She had asked me to make her some thank you cards for the gifts she has been receiving. I love the Purely Pomegranate color with the groovy guava and have a ton of both colors left over still. You know, when the new In Colors come out and you're wondering how you could ever part with the old ones so you buy paper and ribbon so you can keep using it long after it's gone because you just don't know if you'll like the new colors the same way... well that's what happened here. I think I have a full paper pack in all of the old (2008) in colors. I like using it when I'm just making something for myself or for others who aren't that in to stamping. Someday it will be gone... but probably not for a very very long time. I think I even have In Colors from 2 years ago still... sad, I know :)

Ingredients: Stamps: Swell News, In the Spotlight. Paper: purely pomegranate, whisper white, groovy guava, so saffron, so saffron dsp. Ink: purely pomegranate, basic black, groovy guava. Accessories: purely pomegranate double stitched grosgrain ribbon, white satin ribbon, tag punch, paper piercer.

Anyway last night was my third Technique Tuesday class. We did the melted background technique. It's a pretty easy technique and would be easy to use if you were mass producing cards. This was also the first time I used the Pinch Proof stamp set. I had seen it in the catalog and kept thinking it's cute but I don't know if I need it. Then I saw this project on Dawn's website and thought it was totally cute! I ordered the set that night to use for my class.

Ingredients: Stamps: Just Buzzin By, Pinch Proof. Paper: green galore, basic black, whisper white, baja breeze. Ink: summer sun, old olive, green galore, basic black. Accessories: black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, circle punch, scallop circle punch, Crayola Crayons - silver, pacific blue, wild blue yonder, granny smith apple, screamin green, green, white gel pen.

Friday, March 13, 2009

With spring comes.... melting!

In honor of spring (I have a serious case of spring fever) my next Technique Tuesday Class is featuring the melted background technique. I had first heard of this technique a few weeks ago while participating in the last Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast. I fell in love with this technique right away. Here is the card that I made for the challenge.
I used Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White paper, Crayola Pacific Blue, Wild Blue Yonder, and Silver crayons, Pacific Point, Summer Sun and Old Olive ink, and the Just Buzzin By and Heartfelt Thanks stamp sets. I finished it off with a little 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon.
I just love this card! It's so cute and simple!

After my workshop on Tuesday I will post the card we made. I've got a lot of creating and card making to do this weekend. As of right now I have a welcome new baby gift to make, 40 or so baby shower invites, cutting and prep for my technique class and two workshops and then hostess gifts, door prizes, and some thank you cards to make. It's going to be a busy weekend!