I have a fun new toy and some gorgeous images to share with you today!! First of all, I LOVE these Mannequins by Impression Obsession that I got from Stamper's Dream. Aren't they just pure elegance? There are so many possibilities to bling these babies up!! Rhinestones, glitter, liquid pearls, stickles...Well, ya know I love to distress things a bit, so I dirtied up my elegant image and beautiful sentiment from one of the new JustRite sets called Joyful Hearts. To distress them, I stamped off one of my favorite Tim Holtz images from the set Slight Alterations with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. It dirties the images up just enough without overpowering them. Oh, I almost forgot to mention I colored the dresses with Copics.
Okay, now that I've told you about my fun new images, let me share with you my fun new toy....Fringe Scissors by Martha Stewart. Did you notice the large fringed scallops running along the side? I had the most fun with this new toy. It has 5 evenly placed blades for cutting perfect strips!!
For the scallops, I first punched my scallop border with my EK Success punch, then fringed it up, and layered the two pieces. I then added a sewn strip and some Black Rhinestones (Kaisercraft). You can also make confetti with these scissors. Just cut the strips, then cross cut. Quick, easy and perfect for shaker cards.
That about sums this baby up!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!! I'm going to go see Valentine's Day tomorrow!! Can't wait!!
Stamps: Mannequins (Impression Obsession), Joyful Hearts (JustRite), Slight Alterations (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Amber Road Collection (Pink Paislee), Black (Prism), Neenah
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Oval and Oval Scallops Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, Fringe Scissors and Border Punch(Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)