This isn't a My Digital Studio card; this is basically the same card from two days ago, but I changed the colors. I think I like the Baja Breeze a little better. I had mailed the card I made for my cousin, so I needed to make another one for class today. Since I had more Baja Breeze flowers than any other color, I decided to switch the colors a little – and I love the way the Baja Breeze looks with Always Artichoke. (My goofy mother also made this card; she was trying to decide who to send it to, and since she hadn't sent a card to Sue yet, she thought she'd send this one. It's the same card I sent, but different colors. So Sue (my cousin) will probably think, "Wow – there must have been a sale on that style card.")
Since we've had class, I can give the "Thumping" directions. I inked the flowers with Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery (and a little Daffodil Delight for the flower centers). Then I used coordinating darker colors for the stems and leaves (Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz). You take a marker in each hand and kind of "drum" on the stamp. Make sure you switch hands or turn the stamp so you don't have all one color on one side and the other color on the other side. I try to keep the lighter color on top to kind of blend out the darker – but then be sure to scribble a little on scratch paper to clean the marker.
For the flower, I used Not Quite Navy to thump, then went back over it with Baja Breeze. I sponged a tiny bit of Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz on the card stock and added a strip of Baja Breeze seam binding.
And here's what I've been working on this evening –
Isn't this a cute set? It's from the Occasions mini catalog and it's all digital. Beginning Jan. 4, you'll be able to download all these images to your digital studio or other program. This is from the "Oh Sew" group. The images – except for the greeting – are from the "Sewing Stamp Brush Set" download ($3.95) and the paper is the Sweet Stitches designer series paper download ($3.95). Of course, if you like stamping by hand, most of the images and the paper will be available as stamps and dsp also. (The image of the little girl is only available digitally and as a rub-on.) The buttons will be available in the "Button, Button" set.
This little outfit reminds me of something Mom would have made for me way back when! She's an excellent seamstress, and used to make all my clothes. She'd get so frustrated with "store bought" items that were poorly made but cost a bundle. This group of images, paper and fabric always make me think of her.
That's it for today! The man just went into the family room to watch TV. The family room is right behind where my computer sits, and it's been closed up all day – so it's a little chilly in there. I'm going to move closer to the fire.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget there are only a few more days to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The sales period ends Jan. 3 and on Jan 4, the Occasions Mini sales period begins.