OK - so - today's mission was to decide what three cards to make for my hostess' party this Friday. Yes, I know today is Tuesday and I should have it figured out, cut and packed up by now but ... well ... I don't. (I do however have all of Rebecca's birthday invitations made and handed out!)
My hostess had some specific requests
1) a 3-D flower card using the new Blossom Petals Punch
2) a project using Versamark and
3) a project using the SU fabric.
Hmmm - tough order! I tried making a card with the 3-D flower but it was WAAAAAAAAYYYYYY too time consuming. Had to scratch that idea. I'm hoping to make a project using the Big Shot Fun Flowers die but it is on backorder and I might not get it in time. Rats. Oh well - moving on to her second request. Versamark. Instead of doing the usual heat embossing I decided to use the versamarker and do the "poppin' pastels" technique. I also wanted to offer an Easter project so here is what I came up with.
I used the Fifth Avenue Floral set for the Lily and Well Scripted (ARGH!! Another one that I didn't realize was retired!!!!!!!) for the sentiment - I used Perfect Plum DSP, ink and card stock. You can't see it very well but the flower is mounted on Very Vanilla CS and the ribbon is the Very Vanilla 1/4" grosgrain (oh look - it's still current - woo hoo!) To color the flower I used the Versamarker on the petals and then a dauber in the Perfect Plum chalk and popped it over the flower very lightly. I used the So Saffron marker for the stamens of the flower (are they stamens? I forget my high school biology ...) The eyelet border punch and some dazzling diamonds to finish things off and "wa-low". Quick Easter Card.
Right. So request #2 is met. Request #3 - a project with fabric. No-can-do. I don't have the fabric. So ... instead ... let's go with ... a butterfly .... no ... there is no sensible correlation here but let's go with it. I like my hostess parties to have quick, simple projects that also use some In Colour items. This one fits the bill. It also uses the Big Shot which I LOVE showing at parties. I like this one a lot:
So - two projects down one to go - I'm gunna go check the UPS website to see if my flower die is going to come soon ... fingers crossed. Tune in soon to see what the third project is - hopefully I'll have it done before Friday :)
Have a fun day!