I have to say that I am so proud of myself for not waiting till the last day to figure out what I was going to make for my swap this month!! I actually knew 3 weeks ago what I was going to make!! I just did not start assembling until today! LOL Some habits are hard to break!!
For this swap we were to use That's Amore papers and colors and think outside of the box and not just think "Love" with this paper pack. I chose to make the 3 1/2 x 8 card. So, this is what I came up with..... a sparkly flower!! I just LOVE glitter!!! Notice that I put glitter on the brad in the center of the flower too!
To create the flower, I stamped the large flower in Blush ink then rolled the edges in Tulip ink. I repeated the process with the scalloped middle and for the green part I inked it in Garden Green and then rolled the edges in New England Ivy ink. After all was stamped, I cut out the large flower and then sponged the edges with Tulip ink to create a darker edge. I then used my Fine Ball Point Zig glue pen and went around the edges, the center and the brad and sprinkled Prisma Glitter to it all.
The stem of the flower was hand drawn on after I adhered the leaves and then hand stitched with Garden Green embroidery floss.
Stamps: CTMH Cottage Floral and Simple Stitches
Paper: CTMH That's AmoreInks: Blush, Tulip, Chocolate, Garden Green and New England Ivy
Embellishments: Prisma Glitter and Garden Green brad
Thanks for hanging in there with me and for stopping back to see if I have posted!!
Hope this inspired you in some way!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Card for March unit swap!!
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!