I was asked to be in a special swap recently and I had to make 2 different cards (14 of each) using new stamp sets.
One of the reasons I ordered the Pun Fun set was the skunk. Well the rocket is cute too, but ya know I have been known to order a whole stamp set just for one image. Yeah, it’s a sickness. I must admit it turned out pretty cute. I used Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Old Olive card stock. Plus the new Spring Break background paper, and as sad as I was to see a lot of my favorite background papers retire from the Fall Winter catalog, these new ones are beautiful. I also used some watercolor paper to stamp the skunk on and color. I am a color freak, it is my therapy, I can color for hours.
I added a little ribbon from Jersey Ribbon Originals, a little SS brad, and "ta-da" it was done.
The next set I used was Spring Song, the hummingbird and greeting tug at my heart as it reminds me of my visit to my BFF Tracy’s house in PA last year. I used the little bird for the swap because I was on a bit of a time crunch and he was easier and quicker to color. I used Blue Bayou, River Rock Cardstock, and Porecelain Prints background paper.
I colored, of course, on watercolor paper with my aqua painter.
I did some faux stitching (the only stitching I do) added some Blue Bayou Double Stitch ribbon, put the colored bird in the Scallop punch hole and he was done too.
I am looking forward to seeing the swaps I get back. We have some talented girls in our group, and I was honored to be asked to join them.
This year I was chosen to be one of the Demonstrators to make display samples for our Annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Event. I have done this a few times, and it is so much fun, and I must admit sure strokes my ego. Here are a couple of the cards that I made for that. This card is using Give Thanks, and I love this set, give me a set with a bucket in it, (or if you watch Keeping Up Appearances on PBS it is pronounced "bouquet" I love british humor) and I am in heaven. One of my Demonstrator friends Marjori always teases when I do a swap with the bucket, she will be like "oh great it’s the bucket again", If the set has apples…oh my gosh that is even better. I mean I don’t eat apples, but they are fun to color. If the bucket was separate it would be even better. Then you could put anything in it.
The Unfrogettable celebrate card was inspired by Anna Wight, she is so talented. You can check out her gallery at Splitcoast Stampers. I added some lips, eyelashes and dots to the frog, had to turn her into a "chick"
All right that’s enough of my blabbering.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping in.