Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day!

We are having quite a lazy Sunday since it is STILL raining... and it's supposed to rain even more. I'm not really complaining because it is the middle of June and my yard is as green as can be! Usually we are at drought stage by now and up into the 100 degree weather, so I'm enjoying it while I can. But at the same time, 2 boys under the age of 8 cooped up all weekend is no fun, especially when there's a pool calling our names 5 miles away!

As promised, this is a stamp I found at Stamp Salado during my travels last week. It's from Stampendous, and I think you can also get it at Eclectic Paperie. I stamped the main image on Paper Accents Pearlized White Cardstock in Palette Hybrid Noir Ink, and then colored with my prismacolor pencils and Odorless mineral spirits. The center is accented with Liquid Pearls, and I stamped the Hello with my Karen Foster 1/8" Casual Snap Stamps. Using buttons is a huge challenge for me, even though I love them, so when I saw Jen's sketch for this week ( I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use one of my buttons!

This card started out to be another one for Jen's sketch, but it really wouldn't fit on a 4 1/4 square card. I had my heart set on using that A Muse sentiment stamp (which I have wanted forever and finally found at Stamp Salado) and my new mega scalloped circle punch, so I just changed to a regular card. I love masking these strawberries into the cute!
I'm off to dinner with my father in law...have a great night!
Card #1:
Stamps: Stampendous flower, 1/8" Casual Snap Stamps
Paper: Shimmer White, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, MME DP
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Prismacolors & OMS, Liquid Pearls, Pop Dots, Button & Hemp twine
Card #2:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Green Thumb, Berry Much & Skinny Oval by A Muse, Paisley BG
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Papertrey White
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Palette Hybrid Noir, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Mega Scallop Punch, Super Jumbo Circle Punch, Black gel pen, Paper piercer, Pop dots, Ribbon from Mike's


Flossie's Follies said...

these cards are great, love your flower card, so much in fact, thinking of casing it.

lacyquilter said...

Love your cards. That Stampendous flower is an awesome stamp. I love how you colored it.

Kendra Giles said...

hey these are beautiful cards girlie!!! I miss ya!

Shadowcatcher said...

Cute, cute cards! I love buttons too, but have a really hard time using them on cards.

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