Sunday, December 28, 2014

Guest Designing at Simon Says Stamp!

Hey, friends!  How have the holidays been treating you?  I must admit I LOVE Christmas, but I am just as happy to see it go as I am to see it arrive.  The New Year is just around the corner and holds promises of new beginnings and fresh starts.  I don't get into the whole resolution thing, but the idea of a fresh start sounds mighty good right about now, that being said through a mouthful of sugar cookies and an eggnog chaser.  ***burp***

I don't know what 2015 holds for me, but I do know that I would like to make more time for card making.  I have more or less been on hiatus for the past few months and although that was a lovely break, I miss playing in my studio.  Time to get inky again!  

I recently dusted off some of my supplies and created a card for the Simon Says Stamp Blog.  I'm guest designing for them today and they asked me for a card featuring one of my favorite word stamps.  I immediately grabbed an Art Impressions set (Under My Umbrella) and went to work.  Here's what I wrote for the Simon Says Stamp Blog...

Sometimes the sentiment makes the card and that’s why I love that Art Impressions adds 2-3 really great word stamps to each of their sets.  This particular sentiment is one of my absolute favorites and can almost stand alone.  I started to do that here, however, I couldn’t resist those sweet Girlfriends and ended up adding the image, as well.   I did hold back a bit on the coloring and left a lot of the image white in order to make the sentiment the star of the card.  I added just enough color to give the card a finished appearance.  

Pretty much everything that Art Impressions offers is fabulous including their sentiments, however, the Girfriends stamps have a special place in my heart.  They remind me so much of my wonderfully wacky group of gal pals. Each set includes just the right words, from silly to serious, to convey exactly what I want to say and you just can’t beat that.


Art Impressions Under My Umbrella Set
Spellbinders Dies
My Minds Eye Patterned Paper 6x6 collection “Remarkable”
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone
Distress Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Stickles Diamond
Black and White Baker’s Twine
3M Foam Tape
Scor Tape 1/4”
Black Buttons
Clear Gems

Copic Colors Used:

Skin- R20, E00, E000
Hair- E37, E35, E31 (brown), E18, E09, E07, E02 (red)
Umbrella- Y17, Y13, Y11
Clothing- C3, 0 (coats), BG02, BG01, B0000 (accessories), C5, C3 (belt, shoes)
Thanks for stopping by today!  See you in 2015!  Happy New Year!