Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Hellos ...

With school being back in session, Thursday craft days are back.  I got two cards completed while Monica, my stamping bud, finished six cards.  Can you tell I'm a slow stamper?  I am forever putting a card together and then taking it apart to change a color, layout, etc.

The card below is for my nephew at college.  If all goes as planned, I will hopefully send him a card every week or at least every other week like I do Bethany.  I know how much fun it is to get mail.

Stamps:  Aviary, Lots of Thoughts (retired)
Paper:  Really, Rust, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa
DSP:  Really Rust
Ink:  Really Rust, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  eyelets (non-SU), corner rounder, Nestibilities circle die, oval punch, dimensionals
All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

For me, the best starting point is to have a sketch.  Sometimes I will draw a sketch but usually I look in my folder at some MOJO sketches or click on over to Splitcoast for their card sketches.  Today's card is from a MOJO sketch way back in January 2009, week  70.  I saw this sketch and knew it was perfect for this stamp set. 

When I stamped the bird cage, the stand was showing into the cage bottom piece.  I stamped the cage again and cut out just the bottom section and taped it over the mistake.  Not only did it cover my boo boo, it added dimension to my card and I liked it a lot better...was really pleased with the end result.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Mary Fish said...

Wonderful layout. The circle and the eyelets are big "wows"

Hugs, M

Linda Callahan said...

Love the rust color - so happy! The circle and eyelets are wonderful elements - and don't you love it when a fixed mistake looks great?

Paper Art Diva-Stephanie Daughtrey said...

Love this! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to try this layout!!

tWiNkLestamper said...

great layout!