Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two in one day

I thought I'd give Nichole's Challenge another go. I used the Lily of the Valley set from the Year of Flowers series (the only one I own) and stamped it in white on Hawaiian Shores card stock (this is only of 2 colors of PTI card stock I own. I wanted to keep it all PTI if I could.) I outlined in Copics, so that it would stand out and I thought it was a colossal failure. I couldn't see it well I tried to save it by stamping over it in Stampin' Up!'s Taken with Teal ink. It was better but not great.
I scored the vellum just like Nichole but I didn't have a 1/8" strip of adhesive so it looks, well not great. I found a big black button in the stash and used it, stitching it on with white embroidery floss. Would never use white in real life but on a card it's ok. I looked at it and looked at it and decided I could do better if I didn't try to copy someone else and just did my own thing.

Enter balloons and clouds. I inked up my Up, Up and Away set, got out the Cuttlebug and made a few die cuts then colored the balloons in with my limited Copics collection. I like this one MUCH BETTER. I hid glue dots under the cloud and balloon that cover the vellum strip and adhered the tiniest bit of vellum on the back. I also inked up Fancy Flourishes for the first time, it was in the package I received today, thinking it may look a bit like swirling wind. Maybe I should have made all the balloons tilting to the right.

I was washing dishes this afternoon when my package from PTI arrived. I was up to my elbow in soapy water (no I don't own a dishwasher, never have, but I am the perfect candidate for one, I hate doing dishes) so I couldn't get to the door when the postal carrier knocked. I dried my hands as I walked to the door and there was no one there but there was a beautiful brown box between the screen door and the solid door. I was so excited, WHITE CARD STOCK and stamps. I've been out of white for a while, bought a package at Micheal's but it was not what I wanted, too much tooth.

To say I was excited was an understatement. There was no one home but me and the boy I live with would not care about stamps and card stock anyway. But you, my dear crafty readers, you know so I wanted to share with you just how I felt.

(I don't know why it is backwards.) 

I think of this scene every time I get a package. "The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!" Classic.

Happy Crafting,


Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty cards Kate. Especially love the first one. The flower image is gorgeous and the vellum strip looks great. :o)

Lynn Stevens said...

hahahaha, I remember that scene! now I will have visions of you opening your package! LOL
strange how the print is backwords though, enjoy your cardstock and stamps!