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Party Pandas…

Ahhh..the day AFTER!  Whew…we actually made it.  

So today’s post even though I’ve made it a birthday card here, could also celebrate the new year and to me it is nongender specific…

You know I love these pandas…and I love they are FREE too!

Cartwheeling across the page…

And a peek inside…

I could use a pack of this designed card.  I’d have to take a day to just make that background over and over and then there’s all that fussy cutting.  Uh, no!  Like I’ve said many times, making multiples is not my forte…

But if you’d like to make this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist and Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus watercolor paper

Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist Market and Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist Reinkers

Stamps:  Panda Party

Tools ‘n Embellishments:   Self Adhesive Sequins, Glimmer Paper (retired) but you can color Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper any color with your markers to match your card, low tack tape for border, Aqua Painter, coarse salt

Digits

The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4”

The watercolor paper is 4” x 5-1/4”.  Place watercolor paper on a clip board with low tack tape creating a border.

Spritz or paint the watercolor surface with water.  Drop reinker on the paper by loading the Aqua Painter brush with reinker and just touching the really wet watercolor paper here and there.  Repeat with second color.

While still wet, sprinkle wet surface with coarse salt and let dry.

Stamp three pandas on Thick Whisper White CS in Archival Basic Black ink.  I cut the hat off the stamp and replaced it on the acrylic block when I needed it.  You can also just not ink the hat.  I drew the line back at the top of his head with a journal pen.  Fussy cut the pandas.

Stamp the balloon on Glimmer Paper (color with marker) and fussy cut.

Knock the salt off the dried watercolor paper.

Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

Add pandas with dimensionals in three stages of cartwheel.

Stamp balloon (I have this cut away from the sitting panda so I can use it anywhere).

Add glimmer balloon over balloon stamp with dimensional.

Add self adhesive sequins,

Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4” x 4-1/4”.

Add fussy cut panda with multipurpose glue.

The envelope also had a stamped panda in the lower left corner and a hand doodled border.

What a wonderful, warm (we’re in Florida) Christmas we had…perfect!  I so hope your Christmas was too.

Here’s your “Bism” for today…

Seriously…

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

B

Suite Celebration…

That is not a typo in the title of this post.  Still celebrating by using the Cake Soiree Suite of products.  There’s just so many possibilities here…

It all starts with that “smooshed” background…

A glamour close up.

This ribbon is super nice for bow making.

And a peek inside.

The sentiment “celebrate” was used and the inside left blank because I may want to use this card as a birthday, anniversary or wedding.  Another reason this set is so versatile.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Berry Burst and Silver Foil Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Low Tack Tape, Spritzer, Blends Pens or Markers

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Add low tack tape around edges of watercolor paper to create a 1/4″ border.  Add Pool Party and Berry Burst ink to an “E” Acrylic Block with markers or ink pad and spritz with water.  Smoosh block onto watercolor paper and lift after giving the ink time to be absorbed.
  • Cut a piece of Berry Burst Metallic Trimmed Ribbon 5-1/2″ then add around bottom of watercolor paper at the 1-1/4″ mark attaching at back with SNAIL.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue and weight the layers down while drying.
  • Cut the cake stand from Silver Foil Cardstock.
  • Make a bow with several loops tying in the center with Linen Thread.
  • Stamp cake on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black.  Color with markers or Blends Pens.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White with Archival Basic Black and trim.  Tag one end.  Stamp flower outlines with Powder Pink and Berry Burst just off the paper.
  • Add cake stand to card front with multipurpose glue just outside the taped border with multipurpose glue.  Weight the piece to dry.
  • Add bow to stand base with glue dots.
  • Add cake to stand with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Berry Burst layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp larger flower and mask.  Stamp two smaller flowers and leaves before removing mask.  Add to Berry Burst layer with SNAIL.
  • The Flowers could also be added to the envelope front and colored to coordinate with the card.

This year I intend to be much more organized.  Did I hear sniggering?  Seriously!  I don’t want to be scrambling for a card when I need it.

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend will be filled with everything you want to do and nothing you don’t.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

for me that would be watercoloring.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

B

Birthday Gift…

Been working on my birthday stash which is pretty depleted this time of year and designed this pretty feminine card with the gift all wrapped up and a pretty bow on top!

Pretty in pink…

Check out those embossed scattered sequins!

This ribbon is awesome!

And a peek inside the card shows these coordinating flowers that came from the Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kit.

A friend of mine has a birthday next week (Oh so close to Christmas) and she is the perfect person for this card.  Happiness in the mail!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Cake Soiree’ Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sweet Soiree Embellishments Kits, Berry Burst 3/8’ Metallic Ribbon, Cake Soiree Stamp Set Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Self Adhesive Sequins

Digits

  • On Scrap Thick Whisper White stamp gift package and Happy Birthday using Archival Basic Black.  Color flowers on package with Blends Pens or Markers.  Cut package bow from Powder Pink CS then attach to top of gift with glue dots.  Add silver velum sprigs  to back of gift with glue dots.  Trim sentiment and flag one end.
  • Loop ribbon twice leaving a long tail tying Linen Thread to hold loops.  Use tips of snips to pull loose a thread from ribbon tail and pull when you feel it looks best.  Cut thread.
  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″.
  • The Powder Pink layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.   Cut a 3″ circle from the center of this layer.  Position this layer over the card front and lightly mark circle in pencil.  Run this Powder Pink layer through Big Shot using the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Stamp sentiment toward the top of the circle in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add looped ribbon with glue dots and Happy Birthday at an angle with glue dots.
  • Place three Self Adhesive sequins around circle.
  • Add gift at lower left corner of card front overlapping circle opening.
  • Inside there is a layer of Powder Pink CS 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ attach over Powder Pink layer with SNAIL.
  • Add flower embellishment with multipurpose glue.

I can see that this stamp suite (I got everything!) will be used over and over again…

All my planning has gone out the window this week.  I just keep getting further and further behind.  How does this happen?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Don’t you just love the puppy in all her designs?

Come get inky with me and Be HaPpY!

B

Paris Birthday…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be in Paris, France, for your birthday?  Outdoor cafes, the Eiffel Tower in the background…

Let’s get real.  How about a card that looks like Paris?  That I can do…

Doesn’t this remind you of an outdoor café maybe in Paris?

Can you see inside the window?

This card is a tri-fold so you can open the window and be inside the café.

How clever to create a framelit to just cut away the top portion of the table and chairs…seriously!

Paris is one place I have never been…maybe someday.  But if you’d like to take someone away on their birthday with this card, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Charming Café’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens for coloring stamping, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Seam Binding (retired), Café Builder Framelits Dies, “E” Acrylic Block

Digits

  • Cut two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ base cards.  Score, fold and burnish at 4-1/4″
  • Cover one card front with DSP cut 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ adhering with multipurpose glue.  Cut away just the center part of the floral oval from the card front center.  If you were to use both pieces you wouldn’t have a place to attach the flower piece to.
  • Stamp the floral oval on scrap Thick Whisper White and add color with Blends Pens or Markers if you’d rather.  Use both sides of the oval framelit and cut this out.  The floral pattern is the same at top and bottom so you can’t get it wrong when placing the framelit.  Add this frame to your card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie off center with Linen Thread.  Attach to card front below oval and centered with glue dots.
  • Now inside this card with the oval opening using an “E” Acrylic Block and Pool Party Ink Pad, ink up on side of block. Spritz with water and smoosh it on the inside panel of the card with the oval opening.
  • Working now with the second 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Thick Whisper White piece scored at 4-1/4″.  This piece will open opposite the previous piece (from the left instead from the right).  Lay this card front inside the oval opening card and lightly mark with pencil the oval opening.
  • Using your pencil marks for placement, stamp the table and chairs.  Color with Blends Pens or Markers.  Use the very clever framelit that just cuts away the cardstock at the top of this image.
  • Stamp a couple of topiary trees on scrap Thick Whisper White, color and cut with framelit.  Add multipurpose glue to just the back of the flower pot then add to each side of chairs.
  • Add SNAIL to the inside of the table card and place it behind the back of the first card with the oval opening.
  • Add your sentiment inside the oval opening card so that it reads through the opening over the table and chairs.
  • We made it to Paris!
  • On the envelope I stamped and colored one topiary tree and covered the envelope flap with the same DSP used on the card front.

I’m in love with this card…

How are all your Christmas preparations coming?  Things are a little chaotic this week but should calm down for traveling next week to share Christmas with “the littles”.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

works for me.

Come get inky with me and be HaPpY!

 

B

Best Friends…

Again today my post highlights a new stamp set available January 1st to customers, but  available today if you are a demonstrator.  Just a little perk of being a demo.

And the best part about this stamp set is it is FREE!  This is one of the sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and it is a great versatile set.

Here is today’s post…

Is that a shaker card?  Yep.

And that gorgeous Designer Series Paper…

Glamour close up.

And a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, plus Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and Silver Foil
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Happy Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens or Markers, Square Shapes Framelits, Window Sheets, Self-Adhesive Sequins, Loose Sequins (these are from October Paper Pumpkin, Berry Burst Metallic Trim Ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, Adhesive Strips

Digits

  • The Berry Burst base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The Silver Foil layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White square is 3″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and color flowers with Blends Pens or Markers.  Attach to card front at center top with SNAIL.
  • The Berry Burst Scalloped Square is 3″.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet 3″ square and add to back side of scalloped square with multipurpose glue.  Add Adhesive Strips over the window sheet.  Add loose sequins to card front and lay the scalloped square down at an angle to trap the loose sequins.
  • Make three loops with Berry Burst Metallic trimmed ribbon then tie with Silver Baker’s Twine.
  • Stamp “friends” in Archival Basic Black on Thick Whisper White then trim to 5/8″ x 2-1/2″.  Tag one end.  Cut a piece of Berry Burst 1″ x 2-1/2″ then add to back of friends tag with SNAIL.  Tag one end.  Add this tag to card front with SNAIL.  Add ribbon to left side with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White piece is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Small strips of DSP were add with multipurpose glue crisscrossing at bottom left corner.
  • Self-adhesive sequins were added to the DSP layer.

I can tell you this Designer Series Paper in person is stunning.

Thanks so much for stopping by today…enjoy your weekend!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Sweet Soiree…

This Friday will be the first opportunity for SU! Demos to order the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs and I can’t wait.

The sooner I have them in my hot little hands, the sooner my “peeps” will have their copies too.

And you are going to just die when you see this great big, gorgeous ‘knock your socks off’ suite called Sweet Soiree.  It has everything you could possibly want to coordinate with the stamp set.

So at Salt Lake City we did have Make ‘N Takes…so much fun to stamp with a big room of stampers.  The sound effect was like a beehive buzzing.  And the chocolate…there’s always the smell of chocolate in the air.

I brought this one home and ‘gussied it up’ a bit when my first order arrived.  Did I say first order?  Guess there’s more than one…

This ribbon is dreamy…

A little fussy cutting on the tag.

These silver foil boxes and designer series paper are part of the suite.

There were options to buy products in this suite separately or just buy the whole suite.  You’ll guess which I did as work continues on samples from this suite in the days ahead…

Inside this gift package pictured there is shredded paper in colors to match the DSP (Berry Burst, White and Silver Foil)…they think of everything don’t they?

Making this sweet packaging was a snap with the Silver Mini Gable Boxes.

  • Just cut a piece of DSP 2″ x 12″ to add to the box sides, stuff the box with your gift and shreds, make a box with several loops with the Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon then tie in the center with the Silver Bakers Twine.
  • Tie the box closed with more ribbon.
  • The gift tag was made with Thick Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 3-1/2″ and punched with Scallop Top Punch.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  The strip of Cardstock at the bottom was cut 2″ x 1/4″ and attached with SNAIL.
  • The flower was fussy cut from the Designer Series Paper called Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Tie the tag to the ribbon with the Silver Bakers Twine and add bow with glue dots.

There just can’t be anyone (female at least) who wouldn’t love to receive this gift packaging!  And wouldn’t they be perfect at a bridal shower or reception as thank you gifts?

Any there’s so much more to this suite.  I am so excited to share more projects with you so I hope you will stop by each day.

So if you are one of my “peeps” (meaning you have ordered from me in the last year) and you would like a copy of the two new catalogs which go ‘live’ on January 1st, let me know and I will get a copy to you.  Who doesn’t want FREE stamps?

It is 65 degrees here today!  I’m loving it…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

listening…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Doodlin’ Birthday…

Give me a clean piece of paper and a Micron ink pen and I can kill two hours of doodlin’ fun and not even notice I’ve been sitting there for that long.  Zentangling has been a time stealer of mine for years.

I mention this because today’s post which is also a sample made for OnStage Live with Lovely Wishes stamp set has a doodled border.

Pick this border apart and you’ll see it’s really simple.

A glamour close up…

A side view to see dimension.

And a peek inside.

This is another sample made for OnStage but not demonstrated.  I gave this to my g’daughter for her birthday this past Wednesday.

I hope you will forgive me for not including the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…we have been out all day with “the littles” and just got home.  I will share pics in my next post.

Hope your Thanksgiving is already a sweet memory.  Here’s your B-ism for today…

I love this one…

Keep your fingers inky and you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Wishing You A Lovely Day…

So today is Thanksgiving and if you’ve already shared your meal and had a nap, you might want to look at some new stamps…right?

Today I’m showing another sample made for OnStage Live featuring the Lovely Wishes stamp set which can be found in the 2018 Occasions Catalog…

Ahhhh…Lemon Lime Twist with Navy.  Great color combination!

A glamour close up…

A side view showing layers and texture.

This sentiment is perfect for today…I do hope you are enjoying a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Lovely Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Navy Crinkled Seam Binding (my favorite!), Layered Squares Framelits, Micron Pen (Black)

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnish at 5-1/2″
  • The first Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at top left corner.  Attach a band of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding at back of this layer.
  • Attach this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 2-5/8″ Lemon Lime Twist square.
  • Cut a Thick Whisper White square 2-1/8″.  Stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and Not Quite Navy.  Add flower centers with Black Micron Pen.  Add this layer to Lemon Lime Twist square with SNAIL.
  • Add doubled square to card front at lower right corner.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to top of squares with glue dots.
  • Inside there is a layer of Not Quite Navy 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • A Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ was placed on top with SNAIL.
  • The flower art from card front was repeated in lower right corner.
  • This same stamp was added to the envelope in lower left corner.

I hope to share some photos of my family here today.  It has been such a treat to have everyone home!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

on a new road…

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Lovely Birthday…

November will arrive this week and like I mentioned to you last week, this is a BIG birthday month for me which includes several masculine birthdays.

Believe it or not the masculine cards were made first!  You probably think I have cards stacked all over my studio, but I don’t.  I REALLY do mail my cards.  All.  The.  Time.  LIke…everyday!

This week I’ll concentrate on the sweet, feminine cards like this one…

This Designer Series Paper is from the Whole Lot of Lovely set…one of my favorites!

This layer opens up to reveal the sentiment…

This sentiment is from Birthday Blooms.

How sweet and feminine is this card?  And it’s for someone really special.  On the back of the card there is a layer of DSP and Whisper White to write a personal message.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Ribbon (Seam Binding used here), Clear Faceted Gems, small round magnets (holds top layer closed)

Digits

  • The Powder Pink base card is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/4″.  Score on long side at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″.  Fold and burnished with bone folder.
  • Cut a layer of Soft Sky CS 2-5/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Cut a piece of DSP 2-1/2″ x 4″.  Attach to Soft Sky layer with SNAIL.
  • Add a piece of ribbon around top of these two layers attached with SNAIL.  Loop ribbon several times, tie center with Linen Thread and attach to ribbon band with glue dots.  Add this completed layer to front panel of card.
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach inside card with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Attach over Whisper White inside card with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of Soft Sky 2-1/2″ x 7″.  Score at 3-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Whisper White CS 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Attach inside Soft Sky cardstock with the fold facing to the right.  Close this piece and add a layer of Whisper White 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of DSP 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ to place over the Whisper White.  Add this small card to the main card base 1/2″ in from right side and 1/4″ up from bottom edge with SNAIL.
  • Add the Faceted Gem on the left side of the small card.  Add small round magnets to the front panel of the larger card and inside the front panel of the smaller card.  It works best to put the magnets together, add a glue dot and place on the inside of the smaller card, then add another glue dot to the back of the second magnet and close the panel.
  • On the back of the main card cut a layer of DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″ then add with SNAIL.  Cut a piece of Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Add with SNAIL over the DSP.  Perfect place to add your personal message.

The continue to specialishness (is that a word?) of this card, DSP was added to the envelope flap to coordinate with the card front.

After spending a weekend inside due to cold, rainy weather I can report all my swaps and roomie gifts are complete.  I have actually started to pack supplies for a class I’m taking on Wednesday and my presentation at OnStage!  There is the daily posts to make, photograph and post up for this and next week, but that’s doable…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

works every time.

Stay inky….be HaPpY!

B

Blends Pens & Leather

This technique goes back at least a couple of decades if not more, but this time I’ve added coloring with the new Blends Pens!

Not really leather but a good facsimile…

You couldn’t do this technique with the photopolymer stamps.

Here you can see the impressed image somewhat better.

And this peek inside.

Next month is my biggest birthday month…my calendar is full!  Several of the birthdays are masculine so I made this card in an effort to plan ahead a bit.  Especially since I will be out of town in SLC, Utah for almost a week.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits…you may have a busy birthday month coming up and need masculine cards too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper’=
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blends Pens Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight, 1″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tan Fun Foam

Digits

  • The Thick Very Vanilla base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • The first Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The first DSP layer (woodgrain) is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The vertical Thick Very Vanilla layer is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The striped DSP vertical layer is 2″ x 5-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Punch a 1-1/4″ circle of the striped DSP and stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Very Vanilla CS then punch with 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Attach together with SNAIL and to card front with dimensionals.
  • Cut a circle from the tan Fun Foam with the Stitched Circle Framelit.  The one I used is 2-7/8″ in diameter.  Heat the Fun Foam with Heat Gun until hot then press stamp into Fun Foam and hold.
  • With the side of the Early Espresso marker I colored the raw edge of the Fun Foam.  Then using the new Blends Pens I colored from the lightest color and shaded with the darker.  I used the Daffodil Delight over everything to bring a brightness to the colors.  Sponge top edges of foam with Soft Suede getting lighter toward the center.  Add to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside the dark (woodgrain) DSP layer is 4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Very Vanilla layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Cut a 1″ x 3-3/8″ piece of striped DSP and a 3/4″ x 3-3/8″ piece of the dark (woodgrain) DSP.  Layer and attached with SNAIL.

Hope your weekend plans are for fun with family and friends.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

or leave it all behind?

Enjoy your weekend and remember, stay inky…be HaPpY!

B