Jan 05 2009
This card serves as either a Valentine or a Thinking of You card. I like when cards can serve double duty!!! I played the Featured Stamper challenge over at SCS today to case Julie Ebersole — fun!!! This is the card I chose to case. I added a lot more to my card than the original, bothin terms of layers and embellishments,but you can certainly see the same layout used. Here it is:
I love making this type of card. It’s really quite easy and fun. There is hardlyany stamping involved, one small sentiment, and the rest is just playing with pretty paper! I used my Heart Nestabilities for the focal image, a Martha Stewart Lace Punch for my scalloped border, and some pretty ribbon and pearls for embellishments. It’s just a matter of playing with pattern and layering. To me this is kind of fun, lazy day type of stamping!!! I don’t worry about much stamping and just let all the pretty things, paper, pearls and ribbon, take center stage!!! Something I enjoy anyway!
Here’s a closeup of the stick pin I made. Kind of hard to see, but I hope you can. These are all things I got from Sabrina. Refer to this post. The stopper on the botton is an earring back from JoAnns and it was silver. I colored it with my darkest brown Copic and it now blends in with the copper colored pin just fine!!! Gotta love those Copics. They come to the rescue so often!!! This particular pin was in a new batch of things Sabrina sent me — I’ll get the maker of it and link here shortly.
Stamps: Retired SU Gentle Greetings
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette and Bella Rose DP
Ink: SU Basic Brown
Accessories: May Arts Sheer Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Lace Punch, SU Piercer and Mat Pack, Pins, Beads and Earring Back, Glue Dots, Glue Runner from Joans Garden
On another note, my stamp room is such a mess I can barely stand to be in it and it is adversely affecting my creativity immensely. I have to stop everything and just take some time to clean it up and organize again. I’ve always wanted to do photos of my stamp room to share here — not that it is so great and wonderful, because it is just very average — but I know I enjoy seeing the stamp spaces of others, so just thought some may be *snoops* like me — LOL!!! In an effort to keep me on track with my cleaning down there, I decided to photo my room in small sections, day by day, as I get each little area cleaned up. Then when it’s all done I can do a room shot so you can put it all together. Kind of a backwards way of doing it, but the hope is that if I feel I need to post a photo here each day, maybe that’ll keep me working — LOL!!! That’s my goal, anyway!!! Hoping to have a little glimpse of my room for you tomorrow and I’ll continue to squeeze in as may simple creations as I can!!!
Thanks much for checking in!!! I truly do appreciate it!!! Hope to see you soon!!!
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