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It’s Fall Y’all…

My favorite time of the year…except maybe spring.  I love spring too.  Summer too if it doesn’t get too hot and winter if it’s not too awful cold.

But fall, seriously people who could not love fall?

So I made myself (this NEVER happens) a little home décor piece…

and another eclipse project for you.

A little “fussy” cutting to include the acorns.

Fall leaf colors done with the new “Blends” alcohol pens.

Can’t wait to add this to our living space for the fall season.

Do you ever make home décor pieces…for yourself?  I swear usually I give everything away, but not this time!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sunflowers…Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  Leaves and acorns:  Blends Pens Old Olive, Daffodil Delight Light and Dark, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake plus Memento Black Ink
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest and Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits, Blends or Alcohol based pens, Fun Foam

Digits

  • The frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby and the opening is 6″ x 10″ ($13.95 less 40%) DEAL!  So the Thick Whisper White was cut 6″ x 10″.  The glass was thrown away.  Sometimes I save the glass to use as a painting palette, but there are too many here in the studio already.
  • The Leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink.  Stamp a leaf on Post It Note and cut out for a mask.  Then stamp the center leaf, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two leaves on either side.  Remove mask.
  • Using the Blends Pens I colored the leaves individually finishing one before starting another.  Add the Daffodil Delight to the center, then the Dark Daffodil Delight around the edges.  Using the Light Daffodil Delight color over where the two colors meet to soften the color transition.  Add some Bermuda Bay here and there for interest.  You can go over this color with the Light Daffodil Delight and it turns a pretty shade of green and softens it a little.  The acorns and leaves were stamped and colored with the same pens excluding the Coastal Cabana on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy” cut.
  • Stamp a mask on Post It Note and cut out.  Stamp three sunflowers in the lower left corner.  After you stamp the first sunflower, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two.
  • Remove mask and add acorns with dimensionals.
  • Add a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back where the letters will be  on the stamped piece and run through Big Shot.  Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam and cut out letters again.
  • Place another sheet of cardstock behind your stamped piece for framing.  Add foam letters then the letters that have stamping on them over the top of the foam letters.  Add to frame and ENJOY!

This was fun to do and I’m sure I’ll enjoy seeing it in my home.  We should live with our art!

It’s so hard to wrap your mind around the Las Vegas massacre…unimaginable tragedy.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Christmas Cheer…

Let’s face it…there are some people you want to give a gift card to for Christmas for so many reasons.  I’ll just say anyone over 11 or twelve can be a challenge…male or female.

Here’s an excellent solution to that problem for you, especially if that person is a coffee drinker…

A handmade gift card holder that works for male or female…

A close up showing the “ombre” effect on the sentiment.

Here’s a close up of the card holder just behind the card front.

Inside card close up.

If you have those on your list you are planning to give a gift card to, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits so you can make them feel extra special by including a handmade card just for them…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Almost Navy, Real Red and Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Coffee Café and  Merry Cafe
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pretty Label Punch, Coffee Cups Framelits, Card Front Builder (holly leaves), small hole punch (berries), Ribbon (my seam binding ribbon is retired), 1-1/4″ Circle Punch

Digits

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score on the long edge at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.  Fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pear Pizazz layer inside the card is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The vertical piece of DSP is 1: x 4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Punch one Soft Sky and one Thick Whisper White label with Pretty Label Punch.
  • Cut the Soft Sky label in half and attach to back of Thick Whisper White layer with SNAIL.  Add over 1″ DSP with dimensionals.
  • Stamp on scrap Thick Whisper White small cup in Pear Pizazz.
  • With framelits cut the small cup, two sets of Pear Pizazz leaves.  Punch six Real Red “berries”.
  • Add leaves behind Pretty Label at top and bottom with glue dots.
  • Add “berries” at top right with multipurpose glue.
  • Add small cup to label with dimensionals.
  • Fold 2-3/4″ panel to the inside of the card.  Add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.  Punch edge with 1-1/4″ circle punch.
  • On the front panel add a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with SNAIL.
  • Tie ribbon around this panel in a knot bow.
  • Stamp cup, lid and cup sleeve on scrap Thick Whisper White Cardstock in Early Espresso.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut out lid stir piece from Pear Pizazz.
  • Glue lid to Cup with multipurpose glue.  Add stir piece with glue dots.
  • Stamp sentiment on sleeve.  Use markers to color the word “Christmas” in Soft Sky then add just at the bottom Almost Navy.  Color the word “Cheer” in Pear Pizazz and add Old Olive at just the bottom.  Huff on your stamp really well and stamp.  Add sleeve to cup with SNAIL.
  • Add holly and berries to top and bottom of sleeve.
  • Add cup to front panel with dimensionals.

This particular gift card holder would work for male or female and especially if they are coffee drinkers.  Look at your DSP and make several of these.  You know they will come in handy!

Hope you are having a great start to your week even with the news this morning from Las Vegas.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

indeed.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

A “Deer” Christmas…

About this time of year many of us are looking for ideas and making decisions about how we will create our Christmas cards.  Then we collect our supplies and begin transforming ink and paper into our own beautiful creations…
Today’s post uses my favorite technique “masking” and includes some embossing for a simple but stunning Christmas card that I believe would be easy to mass produce.
Look what masking and sponging can do!
Add some embossing and a sentiment…
Some background texture with liquid glue that needs to dry for a bit.
and a peek inside.
This stamp set is one that must be earned and is only available until October 31st.  If you are interested in getting this set, let me know.  But there are so many other stamp sets that lend themselves to this type of card.
Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…
Stuff
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry, and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark Ink, Black Embossing Powder, Thin Tipped Glue, Embossing Buddy
Digits
  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
  • Use Embossing Buddy over area to be stamped with deer.  Then stamp deer in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with Black EP and heat.
  • Mask the top and bottom borders with Post It Notes.
  • Sponge starting at the bottom with Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry then Pool Party.  Blend where the colors meet.
  • Remove masks.
  • Add sentiment at lower left corner with Archival Basic Black then add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Add dots of glue over sponging.  Let dry completely or over night.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached over Pool Party layer with SNAIL.
  • Add evergreen sprig with Lemon Lime Twist stamping twice without reinking.
  • The envelope was also stamped with the same evergreen sprig in the same way on the lower left corner to coordinate with the card.
Hope you will give this masking technique a try and see if you like it.  It’s pretty impressive in person and so easy to do…
Do you have plans for this first full autumn weekend?
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
make this happen.
Stay inky…Be HaPpY!
B

Masculine Birthday Wishes…

As promised last week, here is another masculine birthday card using the stamp set Feathered Together…

Once again vibrant colors because I think guys really do like color!

A glamour close up.  I made no attempt to line up the feathers evenly.

And a peek inside…

I do love this sentiment…so appropriate so many times.

So do you have a “big guy” with a birthday coming up?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  none!

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The first feather is Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.
  • The second feather is Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.
  • The third feather is Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Real Red.
  • Add the feather outline to each feather with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add sentiment at center top with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside  the Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Stamp small feather in Real Red and add sentiment in Archival Black.  Add this layer over Basic Black layer with SNAIL.

Using the Thick Whisper White Cardstock makes this card feel expensive and well done.  The vibrant colors paired with the black is classic.

Have a great Thursday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all those things…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Great Joy…

The sentiment on today’s card is a favorite for Christmas…”Good Tidings of Great Joy!”

And the technique called “eclipse” was used to lift the secondary message…

and another favorite…Lemon Lime Twist combined with Real Red.

Here’s a close up of the “lifted” eclipsed message and the doodled border.

From this angle the “lift” is more noticeable.

And a peek inside.

When I have shown this card to some of my stampers, they feel it’s much too complicated when first seeing it.  But once they realized how simple it actually is, they wanted to make one!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Real Red
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  .005 Black Micron Pen, White Fun Foam, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Large Letters Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and Burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at lower left corner.
  • Stamp holly two-step stamp at top right corner using the lighter color first and overstamping in darker shade.
  • Add doodle border with .005 Black Micron Pen.
  • Add a piece of 2″ x 4″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of this layer where your letters will be cut.  Cut letters from this layer.
  • Place a piece of 2″ x 4″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of a piece of white fun foam.  Cut the same letters from the white fun foam.
  • Attach the Thick Whisper White layer with the letters cut out on the card front with SNAIL.
  • Peel away the protective sheet on the back of the white fun foam and place on the card front.
  • Peel away the protective sheet on the back of the Thick Whisper White letters and place over the fun foam.
  • How cool is that?  Simple!
  • Inside there is a layer of Lemon Lime Twist 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp the smaller holly stamp using the same ink as the card front.
  • The smaller holly sprig was also added to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

This technique is really simple but sure gives you the “WOW” factor.  Give it a try!

It’s Hump Day…hope yours is awesome!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

B

Christmas in Blue…

And green!  My favorite color combination.  So when the new stamp set Merry Patterns showed up at my door, here’s the first card made with it…

Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party!

Ah Ha!  I caught the glimmer in the candle flames.  That never happens…

That Soft Sky Seam Binding is retired but does blend well with the Pool Party.

And a peek inside.

This stamp set was created as a two-stamp technique.  The two candle patterns are actually two different stamps that fit together which makes it possible to use two colors easily.  Then just add the outline stamp.  Now I did do a little masking technique to get the look of the candles sitting on top of the greenery.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Ribbon

Digits

  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, folded, scored and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Stamp the candle outline stamp on Post It note and fussy cut to create a mask.
  • Stamp the Lemon Lime Twist candle pattern stamp at top 1/3 of Thick Whisper White layer.  Follow with Pool Party and the second candle pattern stamp.  Lastly add the outline stamp in Archival Basic Black ink.  Cover with masking layer.
  • Stamp greenery in Lemon Lime Twist to the sides and underneath the candles.
  • Remove mask…love it!
  • Now stamp the patterned portion of the sentiment at bottom of layer in Pool Party.  Then add outline in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add Thick Whisper White layer to Pool Party layer with SNAIL.
  • Tie ribbon around bottom of these two layers then add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a Pool Party layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the greenery in lower right corner three times in Lemon Lime Twist without reinking.  Add to Pool Party layer with SNAIL.
  • The greenery was also used on the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

This card has a nice fresh Christmasy look to it in person and it was REALLY easy to create.  Might be a contender for those making multiples for Christmas holidiays.  Would also make a great invitation for holiday gatherings….

How’s your Tuesday going?  Awesome I hope.  Had my first “read through” today practicing for OnStage SLC presentation.  Piece of cake!  Can’t wait to share will all of you!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Perk Up Buttercup…

Once again I offer you a masculine birthday card…and it has color!  So many masculine cards are neutrals and I’m pretty sure most boys/men like color.

So here’s my idea…

Now I would change up the doodle border for a masculine card, or you could do no border at all.

This close up shows some of the Micron Pen work as shadows on the cups.

And here’s a peek inside…

This card was made for someone special who loves coffee as much as I do and she will love the doodled border.  Pretty easy to change it out to the border used on the feather card here.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Merry Cafe’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black .005 Micron Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to the card front with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Draw a light pencil line where you’d like the bottom of the cups.  Four cups fit perfectly horizontally.  Stamp your cups.  Stamp your sentiment.
  • If you want to draw the border, practice a curvy line with a loop at the corners.  Go back and draw two loops like a figure 8 at the corners.  Add the dots here and there.  It’s your border and it will be perfect!
  • Add lines to one side of the cup and lid to create a shadow.
  • Add this layer to your card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ layer of Lemon Lime Twist attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is stamped with one cup and the cup is treated like those on the card front.  Add this layer with SNAIL.
  • A cup was also added to the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.  Or as Frances Martins says, “let the party begin with the envelope!”

I would love a stamp that said “buttercup” to go with this set…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

And come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Feathered Birthday…

Today I’m sharing another masculine birthday card made especially for my son-in-love who will hopefully be home next week from South Korea to celebrate his birthday in the states!

He does not lack self confidence so I feel comfortable poking him a little…

It’s the sentiment here he will think is funny.

The close up shows a “doodled” border.

I think he will like it!

and a peek inside.

If you find making masculine cards as challenging as I do, maybe this one will help you out with your stash.  I have two more masculine cards coming up next week if you want to stop by.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock.
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Soft Sky
  • Stamps:  Feathered Together
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Micron Pen Black .005

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The next Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  To get my border reasonably straight, I draw a light pencil line to follow.  Then with a black .005 Micron Pen I just go for it.  You can always practice a bit on your SU! pad before starting.  After the ink is dry, erase the pencil line.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black in lower right corner.
  • Stamp three different colored feathers on scrap Thick Whisper White.  I go from light to dark.  Practice on your pad until you like your color combo.  Fussy cut three feathers.  The first feather is attached with multipurpose glue and the other two are on dimensionals.
  • Make a loop of Linen Thread and tie another short piece around to secure.  Add to card front with glue dot.
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer was stamped in Archival Basic Black for the sentiment and Real Red for the small feather then attached with SNAIL.
  • I also stamped but forgot to photograph the envelope with a large feather in the lower left corner.

It’s Friday!!!  Hope you have wonder plans for this Autumn weekend.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Winter Holly…

Today I have another Christmas card for you done with two-step stamping on water color paper…

Love this color combination!

In this close up you can see the sparkle of the Clear Wink of Stella on the berries.

Some Lemon Lime Twist splatters and tiny black sequins finish this piece.

And a peek inside too.

Honestly, this card would not be hard to mass produce.  I don’t like to mass produce any cards, but this one wouldn’t be hard at all.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Powder Pink, Real Red and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wind of Stella, Black Mini Sequins, 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, water spritzer, Black Micron Pen

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.  Attach a piece of 7/8″ Striped Ribbon around the bottom of this layer before adding to the card front with multipurpose glue.  Weight this layer to dry to be sure it is secure.
  • The water color paper is 4″ square.  Spritz paper to dampen and stamp first layer of holly leaves in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp first layer holly berries in Rose Red.  Tilt the water color paper and let the color run.  Once dry, stamp the detail of the holly leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive.  Stamp the berries in Cherry Cobbler.
  • Add splats with Lemon Lime Twist marker by flipping the tip against the lid top over the paper.
  • Add three Mini Black Sequins with multipurpose glue.
  • Make some squiggle lines here and there with Black Micron Pen.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this water color layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight with a couple of blocks until glue is dried.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ added to card with SNAIL.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Stamp small holly image in Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive and the berries in Powder Pink and Real Red.
  • That small holly sprig would look great on the envelope too!

This day got started in a great way with a yoga class, a little pumpkin spice latte, some house work and now “pee-doodling” in my studio.  Can’t wait til after dinner and settle down with a book I’m reading that keeps me thinking about it all day…The Black Widow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Pigs ‘N Christmas…

It’s important to keep your sense of humor people.  All.  Of.  The.  Time.

Otherwise you might be imitating a fish out of water gasping for…well, not air but water.

Today’s card was just fun to make and watch my idea take form.  It was the ice skates I thought of when first seeing these pig stamps.  How cute are they skating by?

Did you smile?

Figure skating piggies…yep!

This may be the first card mailed.

Just in case you find these pigs as fun and funny as I do, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Water Color Paper and Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Powder Pink and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  This Little Piggy, It’s A Wonderful LIfe (banner/sentiment) and Fabulous Flamingo (water/ice), Swirly Bird (splat stamp)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, Black Micron Pen, Aqua Painter

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Silver Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • The Water Color Paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  First stamp the pig on Post It Note to create a mask.
  • I consider stamps tools of the trade and have no problem manipulating them to create the look I want.  In this case I did not need the flower, sentiment or grass that was part of this stamp.  So I cut it away carefully.  All pieces can be reassembled on a block and used as originally intended.  No harm.
  • Stamp the center pig in Archival Basic Black and cover with mask.  Stamp a pig on either side of the mask.  Remove mask and using an Aqua Painter moisten all three pigs one at a time and add Powder Pink Reinker.  Finish each pig before starting the next.  I started with center pig.  Left the inside of ear, nose and a spot or two on the belly without reinker.
  • Stamp banner then sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Using a ruler and Black Micron Pen add a straight line from the pig hand (oh I’m loving this!) to the banner and a small portion at top of banner.  Fatten this small piece over the banner using the Micron Pen.
  • Now add those ice skates to their little feet.  Oh good grief this is too funny.
  • Stamp the water from Fabulous Flamingo in Soft Sky under their feet/skates.  Add Clear Wink of Stella to look like ice.
  • Moisten the rest of the background with our Aqua Painter and add Soft Sky Reinker.  Remove color here and there to look like clouds with a tissue.
  • I used the “splat” stamp in  Swirly Bird and VersaMark sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heated to this whole layer.
  • Add  this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and lay blocks on top until dry.

This card just puts a great big smile on my face…I hope yours too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I usually find this out the hard way…

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

B