Sunday, December 19, 2010

The dog ate my adhesive...

Well, ok, he didn't actually eat the adhesive, but earlier this week he got bored and decided to shred.  Along with a box full of magazines he pulled out two new adhesive refills and rendered them useless.  This did provide me with a craft shopping opportunity since I used the last of my adhesive on the gift cards in the previous post.

After buying myself some more adhesive refills I played with the Dude Time Doodles sketch challenge and I'm just squeaking it in under the deadline.
I inked up another of my new Lili of the Valley stamps, and paired it with design papers from the TPC Studio Paws and Claws Dog cardstock pad.  As usual, it's colored with my Tombow markers via a brush.  I pulled out some stickers for embellishments - the paw prints are from an ekSuccess sheet, and the sparkly bling in the top right corner are Stampendous class a'peel vinyl stickers.  I also added a scalloped border with a new ekSuccess border punch picked up on the unscheduled craft store shopping trip.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lili of the Valley gets some ink!

I've had my new Lili of the Valley stamps for a couple of weeks, and I finally found the courage to cut the sheet and ink up the Big Present stamp!

I also used the Lili of the Valley Challenge 77 sketch, which was trickier than I had anticipated.  I made three similar cards (one for each nephew), but in the rush to get out of the house and visit them yesterday I only got a good shot of this one.  The image was colored with my trusty Tombow markers, and I used scraps of DCWV winter mat stack design papers for the stripes.  The sentiment was stamped using individual letters.

I added a couple of pockets on the inside for their gift cards as well.

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Paper:  Recollections card stock, DVWV winter mat stack design paper,
Stamps & Ink:  Lili of the Valley Boy oh Boy Big Present stamp;  Archival Jet Black Ink;  Individual letter stamps
Other:  ekSuccess wavy border punch;  snowflake punch;  circle punches;  pre-embossed card base;  Tombow markers and water brush