SURE HAPPY IT'S FRIDAY!Hello and welcome. I'm not sure why my mood gets a boost on Friday, but guess it's a holdover from when I worked. And since I frequently worked Saturday and sometimes Sunday too, still not certain why Friday perked me up so much, but It Did!
Please help me give a warm welcome to Gail Ann of Lacey Lassy, who has become a new follower. We met recently over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, and I'm looking forward to getting to know Gail better and enjoy her art.
Recently saw this beautiful card by my friend Carol. Since I'm a former quilter (uh, make that a collector of fabric to be more honest), I really loved this card. Carol was kind enough to take photos, write explanations of each step on how to do this (maybe I'm the only one on the planet that didn't know how....!). When I asked Carol about posting her tutorial, she said she had found it on Splitcoast Stampers, so I'm not going to share Carol's excellent tutorial. I missed seeing the SCS tutorial*, but I surely appreciated Carol's efforts to help me! Carol also has some other fantastic cards on her blog using this herringbone technique. It was quite fun to do (although being me, I managed to mess up some things). This one was going to be my prototype, but I needed a birthday card, so I decided to CASE Carol's brilliant 4th of July card. Hope you like it, and do be sure to give Carol a visit - she does awesome cards!
- This is a great way to use up some snippets. Cut various design papers into 1/4" strips. Create a sticky back base, and start applying them in a pleasing pattern. Don't worry if you have tiny bits of open space, as you can cover up with embellishments (the sunflower hides a small one).
This piece should have been matted, but I simply trimmed the edges with an MFT Xstitch die, applied a MBox Penne Frame die (cut from a cream snippet) Used a sponge to apply DI Antique Linen around the edges of both the snippet formed base and the frame.
- Sentiment from a Gina K Flowers and Frames Stamp TV Kit. Used a new Hero Arts Red Ombre stamp pad to ink up the image.
Had seen this ink being used on a Jennifer McGuire Youtube recently, and needed to boost an order up a bit to take advantage of minimum free shipping. I think this ombre look is quite pretty, although it's not easy to see the gradations of colors in just simple sentiment stamping.
- Sunflower stamped with Memento Desert Sand on a small white snippet, colored with Copics. Tried to do the 'dot technique' of coloring on the center area, using different colors of Y, YG and E. This dot stuff is much harder to do than it looks to be (much like Zentangle). At least for me it is. Added some Glossy Accents to the center. and it's ready for an insert and mailing.
Since there's LOTS of snippets on this card, I'm off to see Parsnip at the Snippets Playground Week 186. Some of my wonderful Blog Buddies have already started having fun & I don't wanna be left out. So c'mon along, and we'll just zip across the Pond and join 'em.
Come again when you can, and in the meantime, Many Blessings.
*Edit: Carol kindly sent me the SCS tutorial link to share....http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/herringbone/ so you can see step-by-step instructions. Thanks Carol L.!