I woke up to snow this morning - not appropriate for spring break, is it? Well, at least I can make it spring on my cards...
I have a ton of medallion stamps, but I like the naturally lacy look of this marigold. it doesn't take a lot of color to do a white rabbit. This particular rabbit is from a•muse studio - it's cute without being cartoonish or childish.
When I bought this stamp set last week (10% off this month only, from a•muse studio), I remembered that I had some cute bumblebee brads that would be adorable with the hive image. Unfortuantely, I didn't dig them out until I had already placed everything; that's when I discovered that they were actually butterflies, not bees. This is not the first time I've made that mistake with these brads - I remember that they are black and gold, and not so much what insect they are.
I also pulled out my chalks, which rarely see the light of day. It's an extra step to spray them with fixative, but I do love the soft haze of color that you get with chalks. I used the Pastel Detailing technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter.
I was discussing with my cronies the Beer challenge at Blessings Ink, and Lois told me about a card she had made that used a transparency for the beer mug . I thought it was a very cool idea, and decided to try it myself, only making a Pilsner glass (my husband's preferred beer receptacle).
I stamped the background with the vintage labels set from a•muse studio; I thought they were evocative of beer bottle labels. I hand cut the "glass" and the gold cardstock that I used for the beer. The foam was cut using the cloud die set from a•muse studio.
Here is another chalkboard technique card. This is a fun way to use stamps I would normally color and it stands up to any background. I just bought this stamp set from a•muse studio, and this is the first time I've used it. I thought the blue gingham went perfectly with the picnic basket! The gingham paper and my crimping tool are probably two of the oldest things in my stash. the dragonflies were getting lost in the busyness of the gingham paper, so I borrowed the offset printing concept from my digital work and applied it to the punchouts.
I love to make little things like cards and jewelry, because I love to share them. I love blogging about them because I can share them with even more people. If you see something you really like, send me an
- if it isn't already promised to someone else, I will probably mail it to you.