Sunday, February 17, 2008

More new stuff!

I meant to apologize to you yesterday for going for so many days without posting anything new. I have NO good excuse, except I just hadn't gotten any new stamping done. :o) Life just gets so busy sometimes!

My pictures today start with this cute soccer ball cake that my daughter Emily made. Miss Jackie loaned us the pans to make this. I really think that it turned out cool. We ate this as part of our celebration meal of my middle daughter Meredith's half day. What is a "half day" you ask? Well, that is when you are half way between one birthday and the next. So on February 13th, Meredith turned 11 1/2!!!

The first card today is also for the Versamark and Vellum class this Thursday. I used the Just Like You stamp set to make this card and the techniques that I used are Poppin' Pastels and then Versamark used to make watermarks in the background. My colors are blush blossom, certainly celery and very vanilla. I love how soft and sweet this turned out. I used a card layout from Stampin' Up!'s Techniques booklet, and I even used the same stamp set, but changed the colors.

The next card is made using the new Hostess Only stamp set called Infinite Goodness. I really like the nature feel of this set. For this card, I used the Earth Elements colors of really rust, summer sun, more mustard and not quite navy. This is the first time that I have ever used all 4 of these colors together and I love the look of them. I used Versamark to heat emboss the pear on the not quite navy piece of cardstock. Just for fun I used my Crop-a-Dile and added a Jumbo Antique Brass eyelet.

And one more Vellum Votive Wrap for Thursday's camp. The stamp set is Simply Said. First stamped with White Craft ink, then let it dry. Next colored with markers on the backside of the vellum. This is a version of the stained glass technique. For the second picture, I took more of a close up so that you could get a better feel for how beautiful this wrap is.

That is all I am going to share today. I've been working on some other things, but I need to save something to show you tomorrow or the next day!! I may not get to stamp again for a couple of days. :o)

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Wow! What a neat post. I love the cards and the cake is so cool. In an upcoming post, could you please do a brayer technique card? I can't remember the exact sequence of using photo paper, crayons, brayer, etc, but we did it at one of your camps. I need to get some vellum. You have inspired me to make a card for a friend who is having a birthday soon. I posted the question on here because I thought someone else might like to read the technique.

I can't believe Meredith is 11 1/2 already. That "half" really is important! I tell everyone I'm 4 ft. 10 1/2 inches tall! :-P