OK, OK - I KNOW - it's been over a week - I hang my head in shame! I was busy! Relaxing! Yes, bizarre behaviour for me, I know but stranger things HAVE happened! Craig was off this week so we had a few family outings and generally putzed around doing a whole lot of nuthin' :)
So here I am ... avoiding my youngest and her latest tantrum. Yes - you'd think at 8 1/2 years old she would be past them buuuuuuut no. She is overtired (thanks to two late nights) despite sleeping 12 hours last night. It is 2:23 pm and she's in tears because she's hungry and she doesn't like sandwiches. Um. Okayyyyyyyy. I had to leave the room a) for my sanity and b) for her safety. Seriously. I know she's a mini-me but I swear I ws NEVER this much of a drama queen!!!
Right! As the whimpering from the bedroom subsides I want to share with you my newest favorite stamp set and card!
First the card:
So! Which stamp set did I use? It's a new photopolymer set on page 162 - photopolymer means a) cheaper ($19.95) and b) easy to line up! Here are the images in the set:
The sentiment I used is from Four You (Page 19 - a MUST HAVE set!).
I first stamped the image in Memento ink. Since I didn't use the WHOLE image I had to flip the stamp face up and then apply the ink pad to the stamp to just where I wanted it ... a little fiddlier than just "stamp-and-go" but not too bad. I also stamped the sentiment in Memento. I then used my Blendabilities to color. I used the darkest and lightest pens for both cards. I didn't actually do any shading so I COULD have used my regular markers just as easily. I also used my lightest Old Olive Blendability for the leaves. I added some rhinestones but it needed just a LITTLE something more ... yep - Dazzling Diamonds! My stampers all gasped when they saw we had the DD out - it's been DONKEYS YEARS since I've used that bad boy! Everyone knows Craig's aversion to that glittery menace so I have avoided using it. My gals were VERY responsible with it ... not a fleck was found on the table afterwards so you never know ... we just MAY have to crack it out more often *lol*
So that's it for today - I have a few other projects to share so pop back soon to see those. Hopefully it won't take me 8 days to post them! Until thedn - have a stampy day!