We’ve been pretty busy this week and I didn’t have a lot of time to craft, but the adorable stamps I ordered from Karyn’s TAC party got here and I did manage to squeeze out some time last night to make a somewhat belated Valentine’s card for Brent….
Ok so it’s “sorta masculine”…. it’s got a MALE owl on it and loads of brown!! LOL! I stamped the word paper and owl outline with individual stamps in Timber Brown StazOn (beautiful rich color). It’s hard to tell but the word “box” and the owl are both popped off the paper with stacked up foam squares. The inside says “Guess WhOOO Loves YOU!” with a note to B from me. (Should have snapped a photo before writing in it!) I tried a couple “new to me” things on this card this time….
* I colored in Mr. Owl with watercolor pencils and then used my new blending stumps and some odorless mineral spirits (thanks Brent’s workshop supply) to blend the colors. Thanks to Jeanne for the inspiration… I finally actually tried it out! I love how the mineral spirits blend the colors without “pilling up” the paper!
* I made those “side strip rounded end things” that are showing up on lots of cards lately by cutting strips of paper and using my smallest corner rounder to clip the corners off the ends and make them nice and rounded without having to buy that big honkin punch from SU. (Thanks Amaryllis for the corner rounder suggestion!) I added some rhinestones for bling and the heck of it :)
* I have NEVER bought Basic Grey paper packs …. lol… I am now hooked on those awesome mini pads of 6x6 paper… all nicely coordinating and no big huge leftover pieces to figure out how to store! YAY! (Thanks to Archiver’s for luring me in last week!)
Basic Grey Bittersweet papers
Marvy Corner Punch
TAC Owl Stamps
Studio G “Valentinesy Stamps”
Timber Brown Stazon Ink
SU & CTMH Watercolor Pencils
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Some Cheap-o Blending Stumps
Rhinestones from Me & My Big Ideas
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