I'm popping in real quick to share before heading off to a crafty day with some ladies from my area. I don't know about the rest of you but I so look forward to these days. It's not just the crafting it's the opportunity to talk to people who "get" this part of my life.
Most of the people in my regular everyday life are like "You make cards?! Why?" Do you guys have this problem too. P.S. that "What I really do" photo is kind of accurate at least in the desk arena. Yikes.
So Simon Says Stamp has this Anything Goes challenge going on and they are showcasing Hero Arts stamps. I usually try to use what ever they are showcasing if I have it. So there is a little bit of Hero Arts but there is also some Lawn Fawn. This is bizarre for me because usually I don't mix and match companies for a project. I'm not sure why. I just don't. Do you have a weird irrational practice in your card making too? No, just me? Yeah, I'm always the weird one :)
A co-worker of mine just found out they are pregnant with their second baby. How exciting! I wanted to make them a card but I also wanted to make one for their 2yo daughter. What else do you make a 2yo besides a shaker card? It's my first one. I hope she loves it!
I stamped some outline circles from Hero Arts set Circles sets in Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Tide Pool, and Green Hills right on to my card base. Have to keep those colors gender neutral. ha! After I stamped them I outlined some in stickles.
I cut a "Polaroid" frame out of white card stock for my container. I adhered acetate to the back to keep my hearts in. Speaking of hearts I smeared some of each ink color onto scrap pieces of paper before diecutting some hearts that are included in Lawn Fawn's Stitched Journaling Card. Add more stickles. Never enough glitter. Attach this bad boy with two layers of dimensional adhesive.
Here is the card with the hearts "shaken"
I stamped, masked, and trimmed the balloons from Lawn Fawn's Admit one. Before adding them to the card I attached some black string to each balloon. I colored them with copics to look transparent. I love the way they came out!!
The sentiment collage is a combination. The congratulations is actually a banner stamp from Hero Arts/Studio Calico Heydey Sentiments. I stamped in Tide Pool and trimmed off the banner edges. The big sister was created using Milo's ABCs and each previously listed color. It looked like it needed something so I found a scrap heart on my desk colored it with Copics and added stardust stickles.
Just for fun here is the card I created for Mom and Dad too!
Same everything except the elephant. It's from Hero Art's New Baby and was colored with copics. I felt like the black stitched outline was too dark so I went over it with a white gel pen.
I'm off to get chatty . .. .er . . I mean crafty.
Thanks for dropping in!
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday :)