My share for today is one of those projects that covers several things that I wanted to accomplish this weekend. As it turned out I didn’t do any stamping yesterday – I cleaned the house, did laundry and then we went to a graduation party and then ended up at another party until late. So no stamping and no blog post for yesterday. Today I wanted to stamp and decided to combine my ideas. First the Late Night Stampers group had a weekly challenge to create a summer themed card. Then there is a new blog – stamping411.blogspot.com – with a weekly sketch challenge that I wanted to try. And I had an idea from a friend that I wanted to turn into something too. So combining those three things here is my card that I just finished:
A few weeks ago I met a new friend, Patty, that came to one of my classes and she came up with an idea to combine the float from the Life’s a Breeze stamp set with the Giraffe from the Wild About You stamp set but she didn’t know how to do that. “I can do that and what a great idea!” I told her. I used the “masking technique” to create the float by stamping the float first on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then on a piece of post -it note. I cut out the post-it note and stuck it on top of the one that I stamped on the card stock. Then stamp the giraffe image over it so the head is where you want it on the float – and the body and legs are on the post-it note. When you peel up the post-it note you end up with a giraffe float! I cut it out to add to my card. A trick for cutting out the center of the float is to first punch a hole in the center with a handheld punch and then use your paper snips to cut. I do this instead of trying to poke a hole with the tip of my scissors which always bends the card stock.
The dock-post is one slat from the wagon in the Wagon Full of Fun stamp set. It is watercolored (actually a left over from a different project.) I tied linen thread around the float – using a knot I learned as a girl at sailing camp – yes we took knot tying as part of camp which helped later on when I was a cub scout leader for my boys – I taught them all how to tie basic knots. And now I use some of those knots in my stamping projects!
Here is the complete list of supplies for this card:
- Pacific Point card stock and classic ink
- Pumpkin Pie card stock and classic ink
- Bashful Blue card stock and classic ink
- Whisper White card stock
- Life’s a Breeze stamp set
- Something Fishy jumbo wheel and handle
- Wild About you stamp set
- Wagon Full of Fun stamp set
- Linen Thread
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Aqua Painter
- Close to Cocoa classic ink
- Paper snips
I think I accomplished all three tasks – now I need to go add my entries in the appropriate places and I have one more that I’m trying to do today. I’ll be working on my newsletter – so look for that tomorrow if you are on my email list and the Last Chance list will be out tomorrow too – I’ll add that to my blog on the Last Chance page and send via email to my email list.
We are having a beautiful weekend and I hope you are too!