Monday, April 7, 2008
Just Celebrate Flower
I had too much coffee yesterday. My desk is a disaster! I did get a couple cards made though, and I have to say, I really like them!! I love the heart from the Just Celebrate set in the Occasions Mini. As I stamped a few out to color, I thought, why not try a flower? I tried to stamp a flower directly on cardstock with my stamp-a-ma-jig, but couldn't get them to fit right, so I cut out four and made a flower! I had some Summer Picnic paper scraps on my desk and the green worked perfect for the stem and grass. The leaves are made with the Small Oval Punch, then folded in half, then ran though my crimper. That was not my idea.... I copied that from a swap card by the brilliant Pam Findlay. I was having withdrawals from my little Janome Sew Mini, so I got it out and sewed. I feel SO much better now. I had to make another one. I had more scrap paper. And more hearts. You can never have too many hearts.
I used my 1 inch circle punch to cut out some scrap paper and used crystal effects to stick it to my clear buttons for the center of the flowers. The butterfly is from the same stamp set. I stamped it directly on some scrap paper, then colored with my Copic Markers. I cut it out and put half a dimensional under the two top wings and glued down the main body. Finally, I added the Celebrate portion from one of the stamps in the set Phrases for a Friend set... also in the Occasions Mini.
Love how these turned out... I'm going to make some more. The hearts are easy to cut out and color. Coffee is good indeed.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Just Celebrate, Phrases for a Friend.
Paper: Real Red, Shimmery White, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic Designer Paper.
Ink: Black Stazon.
Other: Clear Buttons, 1 inch Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Crimper, Dimensionals, Gingham Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Stampin'Write Markers, Copic Markers, Scor-Pal, Janome Sew Mini.
Size: 4 1/4 x 5.5
Have a great day everyone! I'm off to help my new downline Gail with her first workshop! She is SO excited! I know she is going to do just awesome! YOU GO GIRL! (sorry.... had to)
Thanks for stopping by!