Well I”m back from a unintentional blogging break. Where have I been? Well we DID go to Florida for a vacation (more to come on that later) but more than anything I’ve just been busy with work and creating some wedding invitations. Also let’s be honest I’m still new to the whole blogging thing as well so every time I sit down it takes me a while to prepare the post. I do have some new cards to show you though which I’ll be posting over the next couple of weeks. While we were in Florida I planned ahead of time and ordered a bunch of new products from Papertrey Ink that was waiting for me at the condo. So much cheaper to order and get it shipped in the states than it is to get it shipped to Canada. Let me tell YOU…great product, detailed images and thick good quality paper. I was NOT disappointed. However, the unfortunate thing is that now that I love it so much I’m going to have to get more and front the high shipping cost. Ouch. Oh the sacrafices a stamper must make. Here’s a picture of all the loot I got.
Three packages of perfect mactch assorted cardstock, two packages of white cardstock, one package of kraft and vintage cream cardstock, a bunch of inkcubes, the new true black inkpad and reinker, and six stamps sets: friend’s till the end, polkadot basics, damask designs, background basics: retro, simple alphabet, and mega mixed messages. Yum Yum!
My first card is the one I gave to the moms (Ian’s mom and my mom) for mothers day. I like making duplicates of cards. Once I have a plan I don’t find a problem recreating it. It’s when I have to make something from scratch that makes the whole process longer.
The chipboard flower is covered with cardstock. I inked the edges and then ran it through my Xyron and adhered chunky clear glitter from Martha Stewart. The chipboard frame was first inked in whisper white craft ink so the dye inks wouldn’t bleed into the piece. I then took the dye ink cubes directly to the chipboard. The the canvas type material on the ink pad created a ‘canvas-y’ type look on the chipboard. I love it when things like that happen. What might have otherwise turned out to be a mistake has turned into kind of a cool technique. Speaking of mothers day, here are the cards that I created last year for each of the moms.
Sorry about the slight blurriness in these photos. That’s what happens when you remember at the last moment before you give the card away that you forgot to take a photo of it. I really am the definition of the word procrastinator!!
Supplies: Mother Card
Paper: kraft, lavender moon, vintage cream (PTI), textured cardstock (bazzil)
Stamps: thoughts and prayers (SU!) mega mixed messages, friends till the end (PTI) background patterns (martha)
Ink: lavender moon (PTI), antique linen (ranger), whisper white (SU!)
Accessories: brads, pearls, chipboard (maya road), corner punch
Supplies: MOM Card
Paper: chocolate chip, very vanilla (SU!) sultry (BG)
Stamps: label classics, love matters (SU!)
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: flower (prima), chipboard, glitter (martha), ribbon, brads, hardware