This stamp set has been available for a while, however it is a recent addition to my stamp set collection. I had a lot of fun with this card... lots of details.
For the main image, I started with two boats, I distressed the edges of the first image using DTP with a Black Stazon pad. I used a bashful blue marker to highlight the outer edges of the image to create a shadow. I applied color to several areas of the main image for more depth. The second image was colored, and cut out. I used a 1/8" handheld punch to punch out the small circles in various areas. I used a Fiskars heart handheld punch to create the stack of hearts inside the boat. For the matting underneath the sentiment I adhered to large ovals together. Finishing touches .... no card of mine is complete without the glitter. This card has lots of silver glittler specs ... and I meant LOTS, I used a fabric glitter spray to achieve this look.
Project Details Stamps: Smitten, Boatloads of Love, Holidays and Wishes, and Totally Cool Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black Classic Ink, Black Stazon, Bashful Blue and Real Red Stampin Write Markers Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Salt and Pepper Patterned Paper from Reminisce Other: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Spotted Ribbon (May Arts), Key Tag Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heart Punch, 1/8" handheld punch, large oval punch.
Tomorrow tonight is the last class in the Holiday Hooha series. I am sad to see the class series coming to an end but I am very excited about the upcoming classes. As I have with each of the previous classes.... I have a fabulous tool time presentation ready to share... but I don't want to spoil the suprise so check back over the weekend for more Valentine themed projects.
Stamps: Smitten, Boatloads of Love, Holidays and Wishes, and Totally Cool
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black Classic Ink, Black Stazon, Bashful Blue and Real Red Stampin Write Markers
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Salt and Pepper Patterned Paper from Reminisce
Other: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Spotted Ribbon (May Arts), Key Tag Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
I created a card and gift item for my mom to extend to her boss to continue to show her support after the services have commenced. I find in supporting a friend or loved one who has suffered a great loss... it is important to show support for a long period of time. Initially it seems as though there is a great deal of support prior to and shortly following services, but the grieving process is such a lengthy one that it never hurts to find little ways to show your continued support. I thought this card and box of chocolates would be a great gift to leave on the principals desk (my mom works at an elementary school).
Its no Monday, but this Mojo Monday Sketch #20 was just to fabulous to pass up! Absolutely Fabulous Julee, to see the sketch click here. I find myself in anticipation of Monday... I cannot wait to see next week's sketch!
Stamps: Embrace Life, Brighter Tomorrow
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Gingerblossom Designer Series Paper
Ink: Timber Stazon, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red
Other: Key Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Misc Ribbon and Cording, Gold Fabric Glitter Spray
More Details: I stamped random flower images with River Rock Classic Ink on the River Rock cardstock for a monochromatic effect. I water colored the flowers and blushed the cardstock with Groovy Guava and a sponge. I used the same images and ribbons to add a little flare to the box of chocolates.
Mom called today with an unexpected request... a sympathy card. These are my least favorite of all the occasions to send a card. I struggled with ribbon choices at first and then decided to dye the ribbons to match using two different applications.
Project Details Stamp Set: Embrace Life, Close as a Memory Cardstock: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Gingerblossom Designer Series Paper Other: Vanilla Grosrain Ribbon (colored with Ruby Red marker), Ivory Organdy Ribbon (sponged with groovy guava classic ink), gold cording, May Arts Organdy Ribbon with gold edging, Gold Fabric Glitter Spray, Giga Circle and Scalloped Punches Marvy Uchida