Happy Thursday, friends! Thanks for all the get well wishes...they worked! I'm so happy to be feeling better...I even cleaned my stamp room last night! (maybe I'm still sick...*wink*) Now, don't mistake the word "clean"...My definition is (A) I can put my feet under my desk without having to move things, (B) Empty trash can, (C) Desk organized (ish) and plenty of room to work, and (D) I can walk into the room, to my desk, and to the sewing machine without tripping on various items. So of course, the first thing you have to do in a clean (ish) room? Stamp something! I made 2 cards using my new Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella. I am soooo in love with this new line!
The first card I made was for yesterday's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. (Pretend I didn't remove a panel, k?)
Ivy Ketto in Brilliance Graphite Black on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. Then I cut and embossed with my Scalloped Square Nestabilities and added a layer of Tempting Turquoise and another Scalloped Square in Chocolate Chip. The card base measures 5 1/4" square. I started with a 5" square of Apricot Appeal, sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and added a Chocolate Chip layer. After I stitched around the edges, I adhered a strip from my Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 pad and stitched along the edges as well. To finish it off, I stamped the Hello dear friend sentiment (my new fave!) in Chocolate Chip ink and added 3 small Chestnut Glitter Dots.
For my next card, I dug into my stash of printed sketches that I never did and decided on Mojo Monday 75. I actually followed this one, I just flipped it to work with my image.
Charlotte Ketto in Brilliance Black on Neenah Solar White and colored her with Copics. The color combo was my hubby's idea...isn't it great? After she was colored, I cut and embossed with my Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged around the edges with Close to Cocoa. Now, I'm not going to go step by step on this one, cause it took me FOREVER!!!!! Lots of stitching, lots of layers, more sponging...I think you get the idea. I thought the Thinking of You sentiment was perfect for this one. Whatcha think?
Well, I better run for now...I have lots to show you, so stay tuned! Have a wonderful day!