Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sweet as honey...

I'm knee deep in designing projects for upcoming events and requested kits.

Here's a quick peek at a card I created today for my February clubs.  My first club of January meets next weekend so I needed to finish all of my February projects before then.

Since I don't have new product yet... I designed my February projects with stamps that  aren't new but ARE in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  I love the new spring book so much that I sort of stole this card design from it.  I switched stamp sets as I don't yet have the set they used to make this card- but I think it turned out cute anyway!

{Recipe List:  Chocolate, Desert Sand, Juniper and Colonial White cardstock, B1374 Bee Happy Stamp set, Cocoa, Sorbet, Creme Brulee and Juniper Ink pads, Blending pen, Col. White button , Natural hemp and Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain and liquid glass.}

How To:  I scored the Desert Sand cardstock roughly every 1/4 inch and then went over top with the cocoa Stamp pad to enhance and bring out the scoring.  I squeezed each stamp pad before opening, to press ink into the lid.  I used my blending pen to pick the ink up and color in my design.  It gives it a nice soft look.  All paper edges were inked with cocoa.  The Dark chocolate striped grosgrain is too wide for my taste- so I cut it in half lengthwise and sealed the edges from fraying with a little liquid glass.  I adhered the ribbon with tombow adhesive and then lifted sections up slightly with a piercing tool to slide hemp underneath to adhere the button.  The rest of the hemp knots were just tied around the hemp going verticle over top the chocolate striped ribbon.

I've had this stamp set for almost a year and this was actually the first time I've used it! 

1 comment:

Casandra said...

Such an adorable card. I may have to rethink buying that stamp set. :)