One word......homework. No, not mine. I have been trying to get my nine-year-old to do his. He has gotten behind, and I'm having a difficult time helping him to catch up (without grabbing his pencil....and doing it myself). Suggestions anyone?
I have a couple of simple projects that I was able to create in the meantime. I also have a birthday RAK to show you.
This first card uses the beautiful new Flourishes stamp set called 'O Christmas Tree'. The base of the card is Old Olive, and the designer paper is Brocade (both SU). I used my Old Olive Classic Pad to ink the needles of the tree, and my More Mustard for the pot. Then I touched up some areas with my Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker, huffed the image, then stamped on my Shimmery White card stock. The gold chain is done with VersaMark ink and my gold detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Flourished Words stamp set, and is also embossed with gold detail powder. I will include the recipe at the end of the post.
My next card was created with an image (Fright Night from My Favorite Things) that was already colored with my Copic markers, matted with the designer paper (Crate Paper Avenue), and just sitting on my desk. The base of the card is Basic Black, with a layer of Pumpkin Pie...embossed with my D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder. I used a little SU twill tape, and 'fringed' the ends. The black mat on the sentiment is three circles that were punched out with my 1" circle punch, and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece.
My final card is a birthday RAK that I received from Marie, a very sweet friend of mine who also enjoys stamping. :) Thanks so much, Marie! I love the pretty colors and the crayon resist (that's what it is...isn't it?)
Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a wonderful Sunday!!
O Christmas Tree
Stamps: O Christmas Tree, Flourished Words (Flourishes, LLC)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Shimmery White, Brocade
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, VersaMark
Accessories: corner rounder punch (retired SU), 1" & 1 ¼" circle punches, gold brads, Gold detail embossing powder, 5/8 " Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamps: Fright Night (My Favorite Things)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Avenue (Crate Paper)
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder & Big Shot, Twill Tape, 1" circle punch, Black brads, Stampin' Dimensionals