…I don’t know where to start! My stamping goodies came all week; I’ve had a package every day. But I’ve been so busy, I just didn’t have time to even look at them. My afternoon appointment was canceled today, so I had time, but with guys fighting flu around here, I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night. So I was too tired to stamp. But I had a couple techniques I wanted to try, so I thought, “Ok, I’ll go down and just get them started…” Well, one thing led to another, and here’s what I ended up with.
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Petite Pairs; Ink: Soft Suede, Marina Mist classic; Jet Black StazOn; Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist stampin’ write markers; Paper: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette card stock; Other: Vintage Trinkets, Basic Jewels – Pearls, aqua painter, Big Shot, Finial Press & Manhattan Flower embossing folders, Labels framelits, sanding blocks, Regal Rose taffeta ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals, Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz, sponge, sponge dauber; acrylic paint
Karen Barber, who is one of the most amazing demonstrators and artists I know, had a tutorial on splitcoaststampers today showing how to layer color with stampin’ write markers. It was so easy – and really makes those markers pop! Then I saw a tutorial on acrylic backgrounds, so I had to try that, too. And then, I visited “Jan Tink’s” blog and saw this idea.
After cutting one of the labels framelits, you turn it 90 degrees and cut it again. It gives it a little different look – almost like the curly label punch, but you can make it bigger. Cool, huh?
At least two of these will be our techniques for March, so you’ll want to sign up for the class. If you can’t be here, I can make the samples for you and give you directions. Leave a comment if you’re interested! The cost will be $7. plus shipping.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by! I’m hoping to get a really good night’s sleep tonight and have a full day of stamping tomorrow.