I discovered this cool technique on SUDSOL by Nola Burkhard. It is so neat that I just had to try it, even if it is 2:30 a.m.! Anyway, it's very easy to do. You stamp a solid image stamp in the lightest of 3 coordinating colors, then you slide the inkpad along the stamp sideways to make the lines. You have to huff to moisten the ink before you stamp on the CS. I'm not fully awake, so this is the best I could come up with right now. I will definitely be playing with this some more.
I used Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake CS. I stamped the image with Soft Suede and colored in the leaves and flower with matching markers. I used Perfect Pearls as accents. They don't show up well in this scan--DH scaned it on his printer because mine is out of ink. I guess he didn't get it positioned the right way to get the pearls at their best advantage.
Something sad. A pair of wrens built a nest above our front door a few weeks ago. Mike found an egg shell on the ground this morning. Then, this afternoon, he discovered 3 tiny baby birds on the ground. They were only about an inch long. Two of them died from the fall but one was still moving so he put it back in the nest. I hope it survives. When she made the nest I was worried that this would happen. The poor little things didn't stand much of a chance in that location. It's so sad when something like this happens, it makes me want to cry.
I am meeting with a fellow demo next week to get my blog set up the way I want. I made a nice banner in MDS and also the side bars, but I don't know how to put them onto Blogger. She is really good with computers, so I hope to get everything set up just the way I want in a few short hours with her. She only charges $10.00 per hour. I think that's a great price. Next time you stop by perhaps it will be up and running.
Posted by Alison Anderson at 6:16 PM
DSP- 3 3/8" circle 5th Avenue Floral Stamp Set
16" Organza ribbon 16" black eyelet ribbon
Perfect Pearls Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Sticky Strip Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter Coluzzle or Circle Scissor Plus
Heat Gun Embossing Powder
Snail Adhesive Big Shot
Scallop Circle die 3" Circle die
Circles, Scallop #2 die Paper Snips
First I cut a piece of Pretty in Pink CS 4 3/4" X 11". I scored it at 5 1/4, 5 1/2 & 5 3/4.
Next I made an accordian fold
After folding the score lines, I lined up the folded edge onto the Scallop Circle Die. I had 6 scallops uncovered. This gives a bottom to the piece. Then I ran it through the Big Shot. You can just barely see the die lines here.
This is what it looks like after being cut. Snip off the little scallops on the bottom--in between the large scallops.
By the way, YOU aren't going crazy--I used two different colors of CS while I was making this tutorial! I don't know why the grid paper looks purple in this shot??
Put the rose and black circle onto the DSP and adhere to the front scallop. Add the Perfect Pearls to each individual scallop as shown.
Attach black eyelet ribbon to center of Organdy ribbon as shown.
The days have been so beautiful, even though the temps have been higher than normal. I just love looking out into our big back yard and seeing everything turning green and blooming. My purple Irises are gorgeous this year. I really should take a picture. We've had several fires in our area over the last month because the ground is so dry. When the winds are strong they blow the embers all over the place. About 3 weeks ago the fires were less than 1/4 mile away. We had to pack up the van with all the important things and be ready to evacuate. Several people lost their homes, it is very sad but thankfully no lives were lost. On Thursday there were more fires, but they were north of us and the winds were blowing them away from us. I'm praying for rain to come soon and drench the scorched earth.
Posted by Alison Anderson at 1:14 PM
5.) I cut a slightly larger piece of Marina Mist and rounded two opposite corners of it to match the stamped
6.) I attached the Marina Mist piece and then ran Certainly Celery 1/4" ribbon across the card and tied
another piece on the far side for a knot.
7.) I used Stampin' Dimensionals on the Whisper White and placed it over the Marina Mist piece.
8.) The entire piece was then attached to a Whisper White card.
Today early bird registration began for the Stampin' Up! Convention in July. I signed up this morning. I'm so excited about going to convention. I haven't been since 2008. That was my first one. It is so much fun and I learn so much about making my business better for my customers. We also learn new techniques and collect ideas from other demonstators.
I will be leaving on July 10 to participate in the events the Late Night Stampers HERE group hosts. Mike will leave home on the 15th to meet my in Salt Lake City. After Convention ends, we will drive to Yellowstone National Park and spend a few days enjoying the scenery there. After that we will go to Rapid City, South Dakota (MT Rushmore) and then home. I've always wanted to see the geyers at Yellowstone. I'm sure it will be a great trip. Our son is staying home to take care of the mutts. He starts a new job with Dell computers next month and will still be in training when we leave.
Hope you are enjoying beautiful weather. Please visit again.
Happy Spring Everyone!
Posted by Alison Anderson at 6:14 PM