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Boo! Card & working with large background stamps

The booglie eyes on this ghost-guy cracks me!  I think he's my favorite character in this set by Kim Hughes. *chuckle*

I'm really liking two inks of late:

Adirondack Snow Cap (Pigment)–this stuff really is BOMB on dark card stock!  I used it to stamp the background, and I just set it aside to dry (no heat-setting, no thermal embossing) while I worked on the rest of the card.  Now, I haven't had a chance to test it on printed card stock, but I 'fout fell off my chair, I was that impressed with this white ink's performance on my initial tests with dyed card stock.

The other ink is Archival Jet Black, which is great for when you want to use water-based coloring mediums (watercolors, watercolor pencils, water-based markers, etc.). I love dye inks, but, often times the black doesn't stamp as deep/intense as I'd like.  I *really* liked how this ink stamped with red rubber images, but I was not expecting to also be this happy with how it inked up Kim's stamps, which are of high-grade photopolymer (not vinyl)!

Anyhoo, I'm always tickled when I find another ink to love, and just wanted to share!

The video shows an easy technique for working with large background stamps, and for creating "motion" with a stamped image.  You can watch it here, or on YouTube!

Have a wondermous day!



Supplies & Materials: (I tend to dump all my bottles of iridescent glitter together into a plastic tub; the seam binding ribbon used in this design was actually from my stash, but a similar color is in a tri-color package by 7 Gypsies, or you could use white and custom tint it)


Butterfly Thank-You

Well, golly, ya'all ROCK!  Thanks for all the good wishes!

Now, I have a purty card to share today with ya'!  And, a video to go with!   There is a spot tho, where my bed-head got a bit in the way of the camera.  Please ignore. *sheepish grin*


I fell in love with this 6×6 paper pad by Prima–the colors are an unusual combo for me and one I probably never would have tried on my own.  So nice they've taken the guess work out of that, eh?!  Anyhoo, this particular sheet of paper makes the card look more complex than it really is because they combined a ton of the patterns from the pad into a single sheet.  So cool and clever! I likey!

Happy Mundane!!! (that still cracks me every time I hear it…) 





All the products used in the project are listed below for your reference:




Fringed Felt Flower Video Tutorial



Love felt. L.O.V.E.

I am so excited about the rainbow of awesome felt colors just released in the 2011 Holiday Catalog & Inspiration Guide. (look for the cover photo, featuring the Santa Suit, to slide by and click on that red dot) Giddy.  Swooning.  Petting.

I had been DYING to make some felt flowers–brooches, to be exact!  This one reminds me of a chrysanthemum with the fringe and all! *monkey clapping*

ETA:  I *just* realized there's a felt challenge over at the Moxie Fab, too!!!  Ooooh, plush!!!  Gotta ogle the felties! Yip Yip!!!

School starts right after Labor Day and that's gonna be upon me faster than I can say Bob's Yer Uncle! I still gotta take that freshman kid o' mine school shopping!!! EEK!!!  I am so ready for the week-end! How 'bout ya'all?! Summer came late to Whidbey–I gotta get out and get some o' dat sunshine cuz seriously? My legs are so blinding white, you peeps would need shades!!!

Anyhoo–I did a video tutorial on these fun felt flowers, which you can view here, or right on YouTube!






I also wanted to say thanks for the anniversary wishes!  We'd planned to go out for a nice dinner here at one of all-time favorite local restaurants (their mussels are out of this world!), but my MIL ended up needing to go to the hospital so we'll hafta reschedule.  She's fine now–having trouble with acid reflux attacks; this was the third trip to the ER in less than 2 months.  We're hoping a specialist will be able to get to the bottom of it–the attacks are so exhausting. :(

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