Sunday, June 29, 2008

Black and Brown Owl card

Cindy Haffner Challenged our CCEE group to make a card with Black and brown as the main colors.  I hope my background piece passes.  It's ivory...that's in the brown family right?  Anyway, I've been making some pretty detailed cards lately and wanted to do a simpler one for this challenge.  I just got these Unity Stamps in the mail a couple of days ago, and they seemed the perfect choice.  The solid images lend themselves well to thumping, and that's what I was in the mood for.  I haven't done that in awhile.  Frances (StampOwl) has been challenging me to make a card with an owl for quite some time now.  It could be cause I've been taunting her that I have new owl stamps, but I'm not sure...I think she just enjoys taunting....LOL's your owl card Hoots!!!
I just got this fabulous Prisma paper from CHF the other day and am in love with it.  One side is lightly textured, and the other side is smooth.  I used the textured side today, and it is awesome for sponging.  I made my sky by sponging Lake Mist (Adirondack) over a circle mask and adding a hint of Cool Peri (Adirondack) to it.  I then lightly sponged Lake Mist over the moon to soften it up a bit.  
The tree was stamped with Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up).  I then colored the branches with Chocolate Chip (SU) and thumped the leaves with Choc. Chip also.  The owl and sentiment were both colored with Close to Cocoa, Really Rust and Choc. Chip (SU) again using the thumping technique.  I ink distressed all the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)
There ya have it.  Thanks for stopping by.  And if you'd like to participate in the CCEE challenge, go to our blog CCEE Stampers for the details.  We'd love to see what you come up with...While you're there, you can see what the other CCEEers have come up with.

Stamps - Owl Always Love you (Unity Stamp Company)
Paper - Vanilla Cream, Suede Brown Dark, Black (Prismatics)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up), Lake Mist, Cool Peri (Adirondack), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories - Sponge, brads, Scotch Mounting tape, piercing tool Mat Pack (SU), circle punch (moon mask)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Two Hearts as One...

I needed to make an anniversary card today for my BIL and SIL. After looking at the Inspirational Challenge on SCS I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was inspired by the distressed look of the trunk and the headboard. (I know...shocker), and I wanted to use this sentiment by Verve ("Two Hearts, One Lifetime). Those of you who know me, know I don't usually like to work with hearts. I struggle terribly with attaching them to my cards. I don't know's weird, I know. Anyway, I stamped the heart image unevenly on my cardstock, and while groaning, I turned the image the opposite way to fit it onto a scrap piece of paper and stamped it again. WOW!! I made a discovery. Well, you all have probably made it eons ago, but since I don't work with hearts, this idea never even occurred to me until I saw it. I had accidentally made a butterfly!! Woo-Hoo!! I love butterflies!! They are so much easier to work with...IMHO. And (bear with my mushy talk now) it fits with my sentiment so well, and the theme of marriage..."Two Hearts, One Lifetime", and "The two shall become one". How cool is that? Not only that, but a butterfly is a symbol for new life!! I'm done with all my symbolism now. I'm sure you want to hear more about the card instead.

Well, I used a mish-mash of stamps. The 3 panels (represent the trunk at the end of the bed of the inspiration) and the left piece (my headboard from the inspiration), were stamped with the Cornish Heritage Farms Burlap Backgrounder with Lake Mist (Adirondack). The middle panel is stamped with Judikins' Baroque Leaves. The butterfly was stamped with MFT's Boho Blossoms Hearts and is embossed with Judikins black detail embossing powder. I just cut out the middle piece of my butterfly and stamped that with a striped bg and embossed it in black. I don't know who it's by. It's not labeled and is old. The butterfly antennae are just the edges cut off of black grosgrain ribbon.

The flowers are from two punches and the dots are Rain Dots (Cloud 9 Design) I thought the rain dots were a softer, smokier color than brads or rhinestone stickers. I embossed the sentiment with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger) and clear detailed embossing powder (JudiKins). All the panels are raised with mounting tape, and are ink distressed with Lake Mist (Adirondack).

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope all of you are having a fabulous weekend.

Stamps - Burlap Backgrounder (CHF), Baroque Leaves BG (JudiKins), Boho Blossoms (MFT)
Paper - Sahara Sand, Black (Stampin' Up), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Lake Mist (Adirondack), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Versacolor
Accessories - Embossing Powder - Black and Clear (JudiKins), Flower Punches, RainDots (Cloud 9 Design), Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Organdy Ribbon, Grosgrain Ribbon (edges), Scotch Mounting Tape

Friday, June 27, 2008

Shabby Chic Inque

Here's the card I promised you. Have I told you lately how much I love Inque Boutique? I's getting old. But I had to make one more card to show you how fabulous Inque Boutique stamps are. I used Shabby Chic and Aging Gracefully for this one, with the SCS Flap Fold Card layout. I didn't make mine a tri-fold as Rose Ann did though.

The flap and square panel are both stamped with the diamonds (Shabby Chic) in River Rock, with the leaves rock-n-rolled with River Rock and Bravo Burgundy. The swirls were stamped with Chocolate Chip, and all the edges were ink distressed with River Rock and Bravo Burgundy.

The flower center is a rhinestone sticker that I got from Laurie. The packet has a variety of these gorgeous gems by Prima Marketing. The flower is by Petaloo, and the leaves are petals from another flower that I colored with copics to get the green I was looking for. Behind the flower is just a punched scalloped circle in which I hid a Basicgrey Magnetic Snap. The other magnetic piece is behind the pocket!! I love these snaps. They're so flat and tiny and they hold the flap down securely.

The floral piece on top of the tag is sliced on the bottom so it slides over the pocket and doesn't slide all the way down inside. It too is rock-n-rolled with River Rock and Bravo Burgundy. The sentiment (Aging Gracefully) is stamped with Chocolate Chip.

I finished off the card with some beautiful reversible satin ribbon by May Arts.

Now, head on over to Stamper's Dream for the Everything Inque Sale on Saturday, June 28. Just type AMAZING in the coupon code when checking out and you'll get 20% off everything by Inque Boutique!!! Including their gorgeous paper pads.

Stamps - Shabby Chic and Aging Gracefully (Inque Boutique)
Paper - River Rock, Bravo Burgandy (Stampin' Up)
Ink - River Rock, Bravo Burgandy, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Accessories - Magnetic Snap (Basicgrey), Flower (Petaloo) Rhinestone Sticker (Prima), Dew Droplets, Rhinestone stickers (K&Company), Sewing Machine, Copics, May Arts Ribbon

Everything Inque!!

Hey ya'll....

I just wanted to let you in on a big Inque Boutique SALE that Michelle is having at Stamper's Dream tomorrow, Saturday, June 28!! You don't want to miss it.

As you know, I'm a huge Inque Boutique fan, and EVERY Inque product (including their gorgeous paper) will be 20% off!! Inque already provides you with a slew of stamps in their sets for a minimal price, and on Saturday you get them 20% off!! All you have to do to get the discount, is enter the coupon code AMAZING at check out. How cool is that? So please, go have a look.

I'm working on a card right now with one of Inque's sets. I'll have it up later today. You know me...I take forever to create a card!! LOL While you're waiting, click Here to check out some of the GORGEOUS cards Michelle's Design Team has made with some of Inque Boutique stamps and paper.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Handmade DP and a Bird

Have you ever had it where you want to use decorative paper, but you don't have the color or pattern that will work with the image you want to use? Or, perhaps you don't want to spend the money on dp when you can make it yourself. No matter what the reason, making your own is very easy.

All you need is a sponge, dye ink, and the images of your choice. I used the Inkssentials blending tool and the Inkssentials blending foam to make my bg because I like the way it blends the colors together, and I only used one sponge for the 3 different colors I used. And the images I used are all from Inque Boutique.

Now, I have to tell you. I'm a huge Inque Boutique fan. I probably have 3/4 of their sets. They're gorgeous, they're wonderful to work with, and they're inexpensive. Not only that, but each stamp has the image imprinted on the back, so when you stamp with your clear blocks you can see exactly what it's going to look like. get a lot for your buck!! They have quite a few on their image sheet and they're all a good size. Even their mini-sets are good sized images. Can ya tell I love them yet? *grin*

I first took some white paper, inked up my sponge with Adirondack Latte and sponged in a circular motion all over half of the paper. You'll have to continue to re-ink your sponge until you get the desired look. I then used Salmon in strategic places over the Latte. After I got the muted shabby look that I wanted, I stamped the lacey pattern from Inque Boutique's, Boutique Grunge set, in Latte, and the dandelion images with stamped off salmon and Lake Mist. The filagreed piece on the left has Lake Mist as the bg color, with the image stamped with Oregano. I then Ink distressed all the edges a bit with Latte. That's it. Easy peasy!!

I stamped the Bird, from Inque's Birdies set, with Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger and colored it with copics. The Gemstones are by Hero Arts, and the Dew Drops are from the Cowboy Collection. The ribbon is Stampin' Up and Chocolate Velvet by American Craft, and all the ovals were cut with Nestabilities diecuts and my Cuttlebug. The flowers are paper toled too. (two layered)

This card also fits under SCS's Ways To Use it challenge today. Way cool!! The challenge was to use birds!! Got it covered!!

Supplies: Stamps - Boutique Grunge (50388), Birdies (50202) {Inque Boutique} Paper - White (Papertrey), Bazzill Ink - Salmon, Latte, Lake Mist, Oregano (Adirondack) Accessories - Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Inkssentials Blending Foam, Nestabilities, Copics, Dew Drops, Gemstone stickers (Hero Arts), Ribbon (Stampin' Up and American Crafts), Scotch mounting tape, piercing tool, mat pack (Stampin' Up)

Smilin' Owl Sketch

I'm posting to warn ya'll!! Do not ever bet another stamper. Never ever!! The consequences can be severe!! I made a silly bet with Laurie, and lost. Just losing alone is tough to take, but then having to pay up is beyond cruel. Unfortunately, Laurie knows my weaknesses, so being the stinker that she is she forced me to make a card with bright colors and no, absolutely no, ink distressing. *sniff*. Brights are bad enough, but then no sponging? Pahlease. Well, here is my payment!

I combined Laurie's challenge to me, with SCS's sketch challenge for today. It's all pretty straight forward.

I stamped this adorable owl image by Penny Black from the Fresh New Day Set with Ranger's Black Soot Distress Ink. The lovely floral branch is from the Trees, Birds and Messages set by Hero Arts, and the sentiment is from Hero Art's Thinking of You clear design. I colored them all with copics. The card base is embossed with the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder.

I paper toled my images to give this card more depth. The owl is 3 layers deep with the bow 4 layers deep. Here's a close up of what that looks like.

The sparkle is a mixture of 3 different rhinestone stickers, Marcella by K& Company, Amuse creative Candy, and Hero Arts Gemstones. debt is paid!! No more betting from me for awhile. LOL

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a blessed week!

Supplies -
Stamps - Fresh New Day (Penny Black), Thinking of You Clear Design, Trees, Birds and Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper - Merry Go Round (Crate Paper), Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories - gemstones (Amuse, Hero Arts, Marcella K), nestabilities, Fantasy Floral cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Craft), Scotch mounting tape

Sunday, June 22, 2008

CCEE Friends

As I was making this card for our CCEE weekly challenge I couldn't help but think about how time flies from week to week. Not only that, but a year has gone by since this group started.

A year ago in May, I contacted Cindy (Mothermark on SCS) to see if she'd be interested in starting a group with me. A group that would challenge each other once a week. I was new to SCS and thought it would be a fun way to get to know some other stampers from around the world. Cindy was *on board* from the get-go and from there we asked 6 others if they'd like to participate in the challenges Cindy and I would make each week. We wanted to keep the group semi-small because we wanted to mail supplies once a month that each individual would be required to use. I had no idea that the group would last this long, or that we would become such good friends. After all, I was totally new to the on-line world...I'd never chatted on line, or been involved in any other way except for email and buying Christmas presents. Now I have several awesome stamping friends from all over the world. Way Cool!!!

Okay, enough of the reminiscing...on to the card and the challenge that inspired it. Cindy Haffner was in charge of the challenges this month, and challenged us this week to make a card with this MFT image and to use two different Decorative Papers. Kim was kind enough to send us the stamp set thanks to Cindy's inquiry. Thanks a million Kim and Cindy!!!! I used Art Nouveau - Avant Garde Dream Street Papers that I bought from my LSS. I love this stuff!!

The image is colored with copics, and for the corner treatment I just punched part of a circle out of the center.

To see what the other girls created and to participate in this challenge along with us, stop by our new blog CCEE stampers.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps - Friends Furever (MFT)
Paper - Art Nouveau Avant Garde (Dream Street Papers), Kraft, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Walnut (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Oval Nestabilites, piercing tool, brads, hole punch, circle punch, scotch dimensional tape, Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Patriotic Challenge

It's the 20th today, and that means it's time to make a card for the Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge. Here are the rules we had to follow.

Challenge Focus: "Inside & Out"......stamp and decorate both the inside of your card AND the outside of the envelope. (any card size is ok) Please upload two photos.
Required Element: Patriotic element - interpret this any way you like (ex. color scheme, sentiment, image, whatever)
Restricted Element:
No ribbon
Optional - Send your card to the troops so that they can in turn mail it home to family or friends (all themes and occasions welcome). If you choose to do so, Beate has agreed to accept them and send them to her husband. Please include the envelope with the card and mail them to Beate. Thanks!

Now, to the construction of the card:
I realize others have made star shapes before me, and I also know that my good friend Carolyn King (Cammie on SCS) has made many cards with the centers being the actual card, but I couldn't find one to link too. So those of you who have ventured into the card shape world before me...thank you so much for the inspiration. It really helped me this week.

For the star shape, I just photocopied my Cuttlebug star diecut and magnified it a gazillion times. *grin* I then cut it out and traced it onto Kraft CS and framed it with chocolate chip. The center circle opens to the left. To make that I just folded chocolate chip cs in half and put a nestabilities circle slightly off the fold and ran it through my cuttlebug. I then put Basicgrey magnetic snaps on the inside under the cs pieces so it stays closed. I love those little magnets. They're quite flat and VERY strong. The image: Biker Bee (Stampendous), is colored with copics and is stamped over with SU's Sanded bg stamp in Creamy Caramel to further distress it. The background stamp is the Broad Stripe Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms. The punched star is also cuttlebug star diecuts. I sewed (very sloppily) around the edges, and wrapped some twine around a couple of the star points. (I was told twine was okay to use instead of buzzers here...*grin*)

Now for this challenge, we also had to decorate an envelope and the inside of the card. This is something I rarely do because it takes me hours, sometimes a whole day, to construct a card. So the thought of doing the inside and an envelope too makes me cringe. But, alas, to follow the rules, I did. The stamps I used were: Starstruck and Sanded (Stampin' Up)

Stamps - Biker Bee (Stampendous), Starstruck, Sanded (Stampin' Up), Broad Stripe Backgrounder (CHF)
Paper - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Crisp (Stampin' Up), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Walnut (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Cuttlebug Star diecuts (Provocraft), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), twine, sewing machine, sponge, copics, scotch mounting tape, basicgrey magnetic snaps

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gather the roses of Life...

When I look at this image, I can imagine myself sitting in one of the chairs with the scent of the flowers hovering and a slight breeze blowing. I love to read, so of course I would have a good book in hand, although I'm sure I would get distracted by the hummingbirds and butterflies. *grin* What an imagination, eh? My view in my yard is a pasture of beef cows and horses, and south of me cows, cows and more cows. In corrals, not a pasture. Not so elegant as this image portrays. But, one can dream....retirement maybe? *sigh*

Okay, details about the card. I made this card for the Sketch Challenge over on SCS. The Adirondack image is just stamped with versacolor black, embossed with clear detailed embossing powder, and colored with copics. The sentiment is embossed the same way. I also pierced the side with a piercing template I bought from Ellen Hutson, and added a few gemstones (Hero Arts). The paper is Memoirs (Inque Boutique)...I'm in love with this stuff. It has gorgeous prints. I matted the paper with Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), and prism. A few dew drops in the corners, and woila...finished.

I hope I didn't shock ya too much with two posts in one day....*grin* Thanks for stopping by though. Have a blessed week!!

Stamps - Adirondack Chairs in Garden (Northwoods), Sentiments (Inque Boutique)
Paper - Memoirs Mini Papers (Inque Boutique), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Prism, White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Versacolor (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Cowboy Dew Drops (Robins Nest), Gemstones (Hero Arts), Copics, Piercing Template (ornare), Corner Ticket Punch (Stampin' Up), Scotch mounting tape, piercing tool, make-up sponge

Still Life...

I love this Bible Still Life image by Inkadinkado. It's so serene to me, and so beautifully sketched. It can be used for a confirmation, for sympathy, letting someone know you're praying for them, for a wedding, and more. I've wrestled with my photography skills yesterday and today trying to do it justice, but alas, this is the best I could do.

I made this card for SCS's color challenge yesterday. I wasn't going to stamp for awhile after finishing up on the Dirty Dozen on Splitcoast, but I couldn't resist these colors. 3 of the panels are embossed with cuttlebug folders. I love the texture and depth they give to a card. The edges are also slightly ink distressed with Soft Sky (Stampin' Up).

I colored the grungeboard hinges with a black copic and cut off each edge to make it shorter and to give it a faux hinged look.

The pearls are half pearls by Kaisercraft, and are gorgeous! I got them from my LSS.

Stamps - Bible Still Life (Inkadinkado)
Paper - Soft Sky, Kraft, Black, Shimmering White (Stampin' Up)
Ink - Versacolor Black Pigment ink
Accessories - Clear detailed embossing powder (Stampin' Up), Cuttlebug Embossing folders (Provocraft), Grungeboard (Tim Holtz), Copics, Stardust gellyroll pen, Pearls (Kaisercraft), Slit punch (Stampin' Up), corner rounder, scotch mounting tape

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fit as a Fiddle!

Monday? Already? Wow, time flies!!! Each month our CCEE group chooses an unusal SCS name, make a card fitting that name, and mail it to them. Cindy Haffner picked Orangegymnut, and she required us to use orange with the theme having to do with the gym. Now, I thought about taking this a whole different direction and doing a basketball or something, but I decided to use this cute little penguin instead.

Now, the sentiment is in no way shape or form referring to Tanya, since I have no idea what she looks like. I just thought, for me...the middle is the hardest to work on. So I found this quote by an unknown author and thought it fit this chubby little penguin. The dumb-bells are just circle punches with an 1/8 inch strip in between.
Check out the other gym related cards HERE.

Stamps: Penguins at Play (Memory Box)
Paper: White Out Collection (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger), Slate (Adirondack)
Accessories: Copics, Brads (Basicgrey), mini-sprinkles brads (Queen & Company), Circle punch, Grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Fresh New Day!

I love doing the SKETCH from Splitcoaststampers. Rox always chooses such inspiring layouts! Todays layout was perfect for this darling little group of Penny Black images called Fresh New Day. The set has a variety of images like this cute little lamb, a darling owl, flowers, ladybugs, and more!! I loved the little bird on the lamb's tail, and the cute little bee that seems to long to join the conversation.
I used the Floral Fantasy and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders by cuttlebug to give some texture to the card. I LOVE these folders!! The sentiment on the Ribbon Tag at the top is a Spellbinders diecut! Sorry about the poor doodling. The perfect case of not knowing when to stop. *groan* The sentiment is from Hero's Arts' Thinking of you clear design set. It has such an awesome variety of sentiments with different fonts!! I use it constantly!! And finally, the dp paper is Flirt by Memory Box. Love their papers!!
The flowers are ghost flowers by making memories that I got from my dear friend Frances. Thanks Hoots!!

I colored that precious little lamb and bird with my copics, and all the panels are raised with mounting tape. My favorite tape to use is Scotch's Mounting tape. It's not as thick as other tape, so it gives you options of how high you want the panels. You can double it up for more depth, or make the dimensions more subtle with only one layer. Just a little tip.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps - Fresh New Day (Penny Black), Thinking of You clear design (Hero Arts)
Paper - Flirt (Memory Box), Real Red, So Saffron, Regal Rose (Stampin' Up), White (Papertrey)
Ink - Black Soot (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories - Ghost flowers (Making Memories) Fancy Florals, Swiss Dots embossing folders (Cuttlebug), Ribbon (offray), brads, Tag (Spellbinders), dimensional tape, copics

Monday, June 9, 2008

CCEE Dots and Gingham

It's Monday, and that means it's time to upload a card that I was challenged to make by Cindy Haffner for our CCEE group. This week we were to make a card with polka dots and gingham ribbon. I, being the blonde that I am (well, my roots are...) made a card for next weeks challenge instead, (we get the whole month ahead of time) so I guess I'm a week ahead now. That's why I'm late to the arrival today. Today is my In-Law's 53rd wedding anniversary, so I made this card this morning.

To see what the other girls did with their dots and gingham, check out our new blog:
CCEE Stampers.

I started off by picking out my paper (had to have polka dots) and went from there with the colors and images. This gorgeous paper is from My Minds Eye...the textures, colors, and prints are all soooo gorgeous. I got them at my local LSS and am in LOVE. You'll be seeing a lot from me with these papers, cause I can't get enough of them. This card uses the papers called Je Taime from the Tres Jolie line. YUM!!

The piercing was done with a piercing template that I got from Ellen Hutson's webstore, and the scallops were made with my slit punch from Stampin up. The small scallops along the bottom were done with an adaptable blade for my paper trimmer. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps - Hero Arts Treasure the Moments
Paper - My Minds Eye
Ink - Adirondack Slate
Accessories - Charm (Heart & Soul), Pearls, Primas, Corner Ticket Punch, Slit Punch, Gingham Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fluttering Elegance

I just got home from a wedding in Iowa Tuesday evening. What fun!! It was a simple but beautiful wedding, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I guess I still have some "elegance" on the brain, because all I could think of when I saw Wednesday's sketch on SCS was this beautiful set Flutter By, Butterfly by Inque Boutique. The sentiment is from Inque Boutique's Birdies set. Here is the SKETCH we were to use.

The darker strips of paper are velvet by S.E.I., and are divine to touch. And my circles were all cut with the Nestabilities Petite Circles and Petite Scallop Circles diecuts. The butterfly's stamens, are just the edges cut off from SU's chocolate grossgrain ribbon. They're just the right thickness so they don't droop.

The images are stamped with Espresso Adirondack Ink and are colored with copics. I also added a touch of glitter to the flowers and butterfly with my Quickie Glue Pen. The edges are all ink distressed with Latte and Mushroom Adirondack inks also. And of course, I had to add some dew drops to add to the elegance of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have an inspiring day and are able to stamp your hearts out!!!

Stamps - Flutter By, Butterfly (50196 - Inque Boutique), Birdies (50202 - Inque Boutique)
Paper - Joiie Chocolat (S.E.I.), K&Company, Very Vanilla, Kraft (SU), Bazzill
Ink - Espresso, Latte, Mushroom (Adirondack)
Accessories - Dew Drops, Nestabilities, Copics, Corner ticket punch (SU), Quickie Glue Pen, Ultrafine crystal glitter, sponge, ribbon, scotch mounting tape

Monday, June 2, 2008

Verve Love...

I love this stamp set by Verve, Anniversary Birds!! LOVE IT!! I've had it for quite awhile and haven't had a chance until today. It's Monday and time for another challenge that I do with a goofy group of friends on SCS. Cindy Haffner provided the challenges for us this month, and today we were to paper piece. Notice I said piece, not pierce!!! There are others in the group that might try to convince you that we were to pierce too. That, was not required. In fact, if you'd like to see the other's cards, go visit our new blog...CCEE Stampers.

I first stamped the images with Espresson (Adirondack), then paper pieced the right bird and both wings with K&Company ancestry. The circles and long rectangle were all diecut with nestabilities. The edging under my pearl panel was a piece of a nestability cut rectangle, trimmed off and glued underneath. All the edges have been ink distressed with Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink) I got the pearls from JoAnn's.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out our CCEE blog to see what the others do with their piecing.
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