Wow it was fun to see everyone after taking a month off to take care of family things and take some family time! We took the grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law to the beach for a few days! I had so much fun! I hope they did too!
But getting back to my routine is nice - and I missed all my friends! With a slightly different format beginning with the new Close to My Heart Annual Inspiration (wow!!! I love the new idea book!) we started by learning a new technique, and reviewing one that we had done before.
These techniques will be done and/or reviewed each month and put on a "Technique Ring", then if anyone (including me) feels the need for some inspiration you can go to your 'ring' and choose one. I do have to thank my friend Adel for this wonderful idea. She is awesome for sharing this idea and letting me 'case' it! (copy and share w/everyone).
Our first technique (bottom) was the new 'painter tape' technique. Isn't it great?? And super easy, just use it like a stamp! The second is sanding on a dry embossed surface. Just as easy as it sounds!
Now for the cards we made with these two techniques.
Using the painter's tape with new colors Flaxen, Pixie and Thistle, adding a sweet sentiment and some cute black dot flowers then matted it with black. I love this quick easy and fun card.
The dry embossing was done on Lagoon cardstock and with our white core it looks amazing sanded. Diagonally cut the dotted 'Seaside' paper and layer it on top. For a little contrast we used Thistle ink to stamp the sentiment on the circle (keeping with the dot format) and tied a cute bow on the side with the new Thistle diagonal stripe ribbon.
The third and fourth cards didn't really use any specific technique but they were equally fun to make!
Both of these cards were made using the Pathfinding paper pack. What a wonderfully versatile paper pack. The card on the left is what I like to call a 'tucker' card. It is small enough to 'tuck' into a coat pocket, a lunch box, a suitcase. . . well you get the idea! And yet it is big enough you could mail it if you wanted. Finished size is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. And - check out that cute little staple in the upper corner! Fun little accent!
And What a Hoot!! Our August Stamp of the Month!! Isn't it a hoot? So Adorable! After stamping and cutting him out he was matted on white cardstock that was distressed and sponged along the edges. Along with some Shimmer tape and sequin eyes on his mask he makes an adorable little card.
Thank for stopping by!
Items used in the making of these cards:
Z1924 Dot Embossing folder
X5762 Lagoon cardstock
X7192B Seaside paper pack
X7186B Pathfinding paper pack
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal stripe ribbon
B1467 My Acrylix You Mean the World to Me
Z2640 Thistle ink pad
Z2642 Flaxen ink pad
Z2644 Pixie ink pad
Z2641 Glacier ink pad
D1616 My Acrylix Have a Happy Day
B1462 My Acrylix Lovely Birthday
S1408 August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot!
Z2012 Gold sequins
Z2449 Cerulean Blue Shinhan marker
Z2461 Peacock Green Shinhan marker
Z2465 Turquois Blue Shinhan marker