Hi Ya! Trying to get a few posts scheduled ahead, and finishing up some birthday cards. I've been trying to do the Cut Out technique shown in Brenda's tutorial . I've seen some wonderful cards done based on Brenda's instructions, and have looked through my stamps, trying to not use the same floral images as I'm seeing others use. So far, the stamps I've selected have not really 'floated my boat' to make me feel like I've done a good look. Remembered that I had the SU Kindness set, and decided to try that. Today's card is a result:
Stamped this in a coral pink ink (think it was a Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink) and colored parts of the flower with copics. (Hard to tell in the photo, but the colored petals are in the inner die). The outer corners are just the stamping color. I'll be sharing another look that I first stamped in Black, intending to color the inner corners. That hasn't turned out well at all, but I'll finish it, and show you later. This SU flower is probably not best suited to this particular technique, but hey, I hadda try it. The stitched rectangle is an MFT die that shows stitching on both sides of the cut. Nice die too.
- have unmounted this old red rubber sentiment stamp. It looks like it's placed perfectly straight, but then it looks crooked when it stamps. We'll just call this wonky look a 'design decision'! My family has a LOTTA birthdays during the coming weeks...and hopefully the recipient will love me enough to politely not notice the stamp is crooked!!! (None of them stamp or do crafts!)
- Darice flower embossing on some dark rich red, rather a metallic sheen, paper. Added some gold wax gilding over the embossed flowers. Can't see too much of it at the edges...
Hugs and Blessings. Stay cool if you're in an area where it's so hot. Our humidity has been a bit low, so that helps it not feel so muggy outside even though the temp is hot. Come again when you can set a spell, and we'll have some ice tea!