Tonight, I made three very fun cards for my technique class tomorrow. I hope you enjoy them. I would love to read your comments! :)
This card is in honor of St. Patrick's Day which isn't just an excuse to go our partying in New York City. For me, it made me think about luck and just how lucky I am in my life. This card is a reflection of that. It uses flock from Stampendous! The front is done with Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger. This card was not only fun to make but it made me think of my friends, Paola, Melissa and Claudia. Claudia introduced us to the world of Fun Flock. We left her apartment with Flock in EVERY color. I look for an excuse to use it. My dear pal, Paola, FLOCKS everything that doesn't run from her!
I did discover tonight that Fun Flock works best for me with Stampin' Up! 3 Way Glue. I stamped the shamrocks on the while paper using green ink. I went over each one with glue and then dumped the Fun Flock on the glue. I then used my finger to push the Flock down. I waited until the glue dried to tap off the excess.
The paint is just a super cool little bottle that I got with a scrapbooking kit recently. I was really psyched to use it. Initially, it just looked wet and gooey. Then, right before my eyes, it starting cracking. VERY cool!
The ribbon is from Michael's. I picked that up in a recent adventure with Eileen and Paola!
This card uses all Stampin' Up! supplies except for the stamp and the buttons. Here I used the Faux Tile technique. I scored the Groovy Guava to make the grid pattern. I then sponged over the cardstock to bring out the scored lines. Then, I stamped that amazing flourish from Inkadinkado using the Groovy Guava ink. I colored the flower from the SU! Pretties Kit and then stamped the same image onto it. This card was easy and has a HUGE impact! I thought it would be great for a wedding or bridal shower. I guess I have my sister, Ashley, on my mind. She is getting married in about two short months!! My baby sister!
This card is done using the chalkboard technique that can be found at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/chalkboard_technique
I guess this struck a chord with the teacher in me! I stamped the butterflies all over Night of Navy cardstock using white craft ink. I then chalked them! It was an easy but really fun card. I wanted to do something that forced me to pull those chalks out of my craft closet. Fun way to have the effects of a chalkboard without all the chalk dust and sneezing!
With Spring peeking out and St. Patrick's Day around the corner, I am getting excited about warm weather and another Spring in New York City! I am also looking forward to my niece, Delayne's baptism, Easter, Ashley's Bridal Shower, Ashley's Wedding, Dad's Birthday, Marty's Birthday...WOW...look at all of the cards I will need!!! Making cards for important events/dates is so important. BUT, don't forget to stamp cards to keep around just in case. My mom recently had surgery and hasn't been doing well. I wrote her a sweet message in a card and mailed it to her as a little surprise in her mailbox. She let me know today that she received it and it made her smile. That was my goal. Send out a card today...just because you can! :) Better yet, send out a few... you will make someone's day just by letting them know you are thinking about them!