First off, I wanted to say thanks for all of the wonderful compliments on my ice photos! It really means alot.
These next photos aren’t very good — it was pretty gloomy today, even though the ice began to melt — but I wanted to get these cards mailed now that the post office is back in service. That explained, here’s what I’ve been up to this week, in the order that I did ’em!
First off is a “bee” day card. This is a birthday card for a friend who loves bees. And I mean he loves bees — he knows more about them then probably anyone reading this blog — well unless he’s reading it — hi Coby!
Supplies: Abeille and honeycomb by Stamper’s Anonymous, A Kind of Summer by Uptown Rubber Stamps (before they became Uptown Designs), Happy “Bee” Day done on the computer. Fabriano notecards. White Galaxy Marker used on the wings. Tim Holtz Distress inks. I Xyroned (is that a word?) the little card to put inside the big one — it’s business card sized. Ancient Page Chocolate ink.
Next up is a sympathy card. As you regular readers know, I really do not like making ’em. Makes me sad.
Supplies: All stamps by Hero Arts. The flower is from the new Graphic Flowers set. Gemstone in the middle. Ancient Page Chocolate ink and VersaColor Celadon ink. Fabriano notecards. Tag is from Fancy Pants Designs.
After that I had to do something to cheer myself up, so I made a thank you card for my sis. Hi Chris! First picture is the card inside a vellum envelope, with decorated address label. Next is the outside of the card + confetti. Third is inside of the card.
Supplies: Cute little helmet pal by The Small Object, thank you by Hero Arts. Notecard and paper from Paper Source — the brown and green are strips I cut out. Envelope from my stash. Avery shipping label. Marvy dark brown marker, Galaxy white marker. Ancient Page Chocolate ink. Circle punch by Marvy. Had a ton of fun with this one!
The last group of cards are for a very special friend who’s not feeling well. I’ve been thinking about her tons and sending good thoughts her way. Wanted to make something unique — had an idea to make three cards that went together to form a message after a glimpse of my Russian nesting doll stamps from The Small Object. I’m going to start writing in the green one, then continue to the pink and finish my note in the orange.
Supplies: Hero Arts new Tall Message Flowers, Circle Graphics and Pattern Borders. The Circle Graphics are stamped on the back, along with “part 1 of 3”, “part 2 of 3”, etc. Ancient Page Chocolate, VersaColor Orange and Orchid, and Colorbox Moss Green inks. Paper Source flat cards, which I scored and folded. Avery shipping label. That’s white tissue paper I’m going to wrap around the card bundle before placing it in the envelope.
And would you believe I’m still not caught up on my stamping? Gotta go get busy.