I have two cards to share today that are inspired by my blog and another that is a new technique. 3 Cards in one day!! :)
I hand cut all the little pieces for this card except the circle. I cheated and used a punch.
Now, if you read my blog regularly, you know I am not a perfect stamper. I try, but it doesn't always work out. :) I wasn't going to share this card, but I sometimes find it helpful for me when I look back at my work. I like to see how I have grown - whether the technique worked out or not.
I have been working for WEEKS on getting the blending technique. This was my very first attempt. The day I made this card, I drove to Hobby Lobby, spent more money than I wanted, and walked out with a Tim Holtz blending tool and pads. It was after several weeks of disappointment that Betsy Veldman made the PTI Make It Monday video. I watched it; I watched in again. Then it hit me. I had bought the felt pads and should have purchased the foam pads. LIGHTBULB!!!
I have the new pads and have been itching to try it again. Hopefully, I will get to it and share my results. Oh, live and learn!
Supplies - All Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Card #1 and #2
Paper: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain; Pattern Paper (My Minds Eye)
Stamps: Inside and Out Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Up Up and Away
Other: Sunshine Impression Plate, Stickles, EK Success Punches, and Dollar Store Jewels
Ink: Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart
Stamps: Fillable Frames, Fancy Flourishes
Other: Butterfly Sticker (Sam's from the Office Supply section)