Thursday, March 29, 2018

We Must Celebrate!

Happy Thursday!

Hmmmm.  8:16 am.  I have a FaceTime meeting with Head Office in 1 1/4 hours.  Sitting her in my pjs, hair not brushed, yesterday's makeup smudged under my eyes and a rumbling tummy.  What should I do?  I know!  Write a blog post!  *lol*.  Apparently I'll never change ....

Thought I'd share a happy little card with you today.  I made this Tuesday (and Wednesday).  Apparently I don't have enough on my plate this week so I offered to donate to a fundraiser, with the proceeds going to local animal shelters.  Oh sure, I COULD just grab cards from my stash but I want to have all of them in an animal theme ... so .... (it's time consuming being me *lol*).  Don't give me praise - chance are I'm just procrastinating on my presentation ... and taxes ... and housecleaning *lol*

Anyway, here's the first card I came up with ...

So cute!

Although the "We Must Celebrate" set is one that I wanted as soon as the catalogue came out I kept talking myself out of it.  "Too much coloring", I'd tell myself.  Whilst I LOVE coloring, many of my customers don't, and it doesn't make for a great class if there is too much or if it's too time consuming.  Two weeks ago I hit "add to cart" as a little treat to myself for a tough month.  Cracked this bad boy open Tuesday night as I just needed some quiet time to "breathe".  It's just what I needed.

I put this post out on Instagram, asking "Which One"?

The majority of replies were "bottom left", and that's my fave too although they all work!

I stamped the images in Memento Black ink ... using my Stamparatus Baby!!  In minutes I had all 8 of my cards stamped and ready to color.  Kinda love that tool!

I used my Blends to colore them.  I'm sad we can't order them again until June (they were THAT popular that, once again, supplies ran out before demand did!  I wasn't sure how these would turn out, given that my Crumb Cake Light marker was dead and in the garbage but I discovered I can STILL get a lot of shading with just the dark marker!  Look at the squirrel and the bear.  Both were colored with only the dark Crumb Cake marker for the bodies (of course the bellies are in Pink Pirouette Light).  Just by going over certain spots more than once I managed to get a great, deep brown despite only having the one pen.

The rabbit and raccoon were done primirly with the Smoky Slate Light Blend.

For the final card I simply cut a layer of 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 DSP from the Coffee Cafe designer paper.  (The top layer is Whisper white at 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".  The two pieces are popped up on dimensionals.

It's a relatively quick card that is just fun to make!

Right!  That's me for now - I guess I should get this day started!  Have a stampy day!


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