Thursday, March 13, 2008
Here's another fun and easy project for you to try! You can use any Soar With It Collection and its coordinating cardstock, the mini round tab punch, metal split ring (purchase at an office supply store), and embellishments of your choice. In the one shown here the sets Butterfly Swirls and My Sunshine (as of today I couldn't pull up the images and some others are very scrambled with wrong images but I know TAC is working on this) are used.
Here is a card I made the other day. I seen something like this on a blog and thought, this is cool. I used Fancy Curls, Spring Dream (just the butterfly), and Petal Pack (just the little flower). I inked up the Curls with Versamark ink then inked with Jardin Moss P.H. Ink, stamped the piece of white cardstock, sprinked with clear e.p. and heated until set. Then I inked the little flowers with Versamark ink then inked with Orangerie P.H. ink, stamped, sprinkled with clear e.p. and heated until set. I inked the butterfly with Versamark ink then L'Amore Red P.H. ink, stamped, sprinkled and heated. This way it is both colored and embossed. I sponged Prussian Blue P.H. ink around the edges and then edged with a Silver Leafing pen. I set this aside and ran a piece of medium blue c.s. through my Wizard with a Fiskars texture plate and highlighted the raised curls with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. I edged this with the Silver Leafing pen. I had a piece of navy c.s. and edged it with the silver. I layered these 3 pieces as shown on the white card that had also been edged with silver. I punched 2 different flower punches and layered them as shown and added a dot of silver Stickles glitter glue. I like how this turned out so elegant!
Today we ordered a 12'x12'storage shed to be built behind our house. It's kinda silly to be paying rent on a storage unit and dad helped us a bit. The guys are supposed to be here on the 25th and said they'd have it done in one day (unless it gets quite warm and will have to come back the next day to lay the shingles). I told them I'd make lunch and we could eat out on the picnic table. I'm excited to have all our stuff within a few feet instead of a mile away! Plus I can get more out of the house so we'll have room for Dean's sister and her husband when they come to visit the end of April. Also today I got my sales tax number from the state of Arizona. A couple craft fairs requires a tax number to even be in them! So, after filling out 4 pages, a 15 minute phone call, and $12 it came. I do have to file monthly online but I imagine I won't be paying much for a while! Now to get some stuff made to sell! And, a gal called to tell me that she and a friend signed up for my class next week but they have never stamped before and have none of the required supplies. Now, that makes 3 first-timers! Maybe I can get a funshop scheduled and get some sales! I may have to dig out some retired sets to have enough bold images but that shouldn't be a problem. I have more retired sets than current!
Chris from Lusk, WY emailed me yesterday. She made a spring card from my last post and really enjoyed it. She'll be giving a little class on Saturday at the gals' stampin' time. I'm sure glad to know that someone tried that project!
So, I guess I better start thinking of dinner so happy stamping! And, Sandi, boy is my rhubarb growing! I should have a great crop!