Saturday, January 5, 2008

My first project....plus a very Prettie Sale

Thank you all for your sweet words and well wishes to a speedy recovery (and for confirming that those 'stitches don't hurt when they're removed' people were liars!) So guess what I did tonight??? I stamped!!!! I just couldn't resist since it's storming outside and Scott has been stuck to the tv watching football ALL DAY! So what do I do??? Stamp!! It was actually easier than I predicted, but I used mostly my right hand. I found that coloring is my biggest challenge so if I stick to mainly bold image stamps then I can get a few things made!!! This weeks challenge over at Paper Pretties was to use something with scallops.....so I did! And look what's inside....

Mmmmm chocolate, perfect for Valentine's Day! I used Purely Pomegranate paper, cut a strip 8 1/2" by 3". Scored at 2 1/2 and 2 7/8, flipped it around and scored the same measurements on the other end. Stamped the small heart from MFT Shower Time (featured in Sept's MFT Pretties box) randomly for my pattern on the top flap, then I wrapped a piece of white taffeta ribbon around the front. Next I stamped the bold heart from the December Paper Pretties MFT box, 'Be Mine' using Pure Pom ink. I used my aqua painter to blend out the word so it was just a bold heart (love that trick). I inked up the 'Be Mine' phrase in Brilliance Graphite Black (which I've found I really prefer the craft/pigment pads with the acrylic stamps, dye based ink pads just don't get a solid image with acrylic). Lastly, I layered that onto a circle punch of Pure Pom and then the scallop punch out in Pretty in Pink. I used a pop-dot to mount the scallop just for a bit more dimension. I think I might add a touch of glitter once my left hand is in better working shape for a glue pen. But hey...I STAMPED!!!! **jumping for joy**

*******SUPER SPECTACULAR SALE ALERT**********

Have you seen the new Paper Pretties site?!?!?! HOLY MOLY!! Christie has been working very hard behind the scenes on so much new, fabulous stuff and do you know how hard that is to keep quiet?!?!! VERY!! So this week she is celebrating in style.....A SALE!!!!!

25% off all regular priced merchandise!!!!! (use coupon code nwss25). New stuff is being added daily so be sure to get over there and check it out.

Stay tuned....there is a lot more in store on this blog now that I'm only half broken. LOL

2 comments:

Belas Creating Place said...

Hi: that is a very pretty card, elegant and not too showy.

You make really nice cards, Bela

dd2njoy said...

Wow! That's a very nice card and project!! Great for someone that can only use one hand,it's gorgeous!