Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Simply Special

The cards I have to post today all use Simply Special.....one of the new stamps released last Friday over at Paper Pretties.

My first card has two versions...the only difference is how I attached the sentiment. The image was stamped with StazOn onto water colour paper. I then used water colour crayons and an aqua painter to colour in the image. It was double matted and the largest mat was sewn using my grandma's old sewing machine. I am so glad to have it back! It was in storage for the two years that we lived in Switzerland, and then when I got it back it didn't work properly. After a (expensive) tune-up, I finally have it back! .....Now I just need another table in my scrap room so I can leave it out all the time.... *wink*

Back to the project! So, after sewing the mat, I attached flower punche outs with mini buttons for centers. The sentiment is from MFT Simply Said....I used two sentiments together to create the one I wanted. The sentiment was attached using white gross grain ribbon and one of my SU! punches (slot punch, maybe???) Once I completed this card, I opted to make another and change up how I attached the sentiment.

Everything about this card is the same as the one above with the exception of the sentiment. This time I opted to attach it using the same punch and gross grain ribbon, but with the ribbon attached at the sides instead of at the top of the sentiment.

My third sample was a bit trickier. I decided that I wanted to use the watering can and the flower pot separately. So, out came the tape! I masked off the pot in order to stamp the can and then did the reverse in order to stamp the pot. I used several different stamp sets on this card....one for the leaves, another for the stems, another for the butterfly, and another for the streams of water coming from the can. It was a bit finicky, but I was happy in the end.

The stamps were Paper Pretties Simply Said (of course!), and CTMH Little Treasures (butterfly), Life is so Good (sentiment), and Solo "A" (stems). I used Making Memories mini blossoms to make the flowers that are growing in the flower pot, with Craft Essentials (from Joann Fabrics and Crafts) rhinestone brads for the centers. The images were water coloured with SU! crayons and the background was chalked with a sponge dauber (CTMH).
Off to make lunch! Have a great day. :)

2 comments:

Julie Masse said...

What pretty cards! I love the different ways you attached the sentiment and what a great job masking on the 3rd! :)

CraftyMomOf2 said...

i LOVE the way the first sentiment is attached!! so clever!

=)
Meredith