I’m back to my weekly stamp class following convention and I have my head and camera filled with ideas plus about 150 card swaps. I received a card from a swap which was similar to this one but I needed to make several changes because I didn’t have the same stamps used on the swap. That’s a really easy way to design a card – see something you like and use it for inspiration to come up with your own card. You might change the stamp set used, change the colors or change the paper used. This is a great way to use up those small leftover scraps of Designer Series Paper.
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Postage Collection (Hostess Set), Bella Boutique Wheel
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Island Indigo, Vanilla, Venetian Romance DSP, Tangerine Tango
Misc: 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Lace Trim, Pearls, Dimensionals
Using a Stampin’ Around Wheel:
I used a wheel for the Tangerine image below the DSP. Wheels are such fun to use. There are a couple of ways to ink up a wheel. One is to use a Stampin’ Around ink cartridge. These come in black or uninked which you then ink using a re-inker. An ink cartridge allows you to make a continuous stamped image of any length because the cartridge keeps the rubber inked while you are wheeling it. The second method is for those times when you don’t need to cover a great length with your stamped image. You simply roll the wheel across the ink pad. This works for most standard card size pieces of cardstock. When you wheel a piece of cardstock it is important to begin and end your run off the edge of the cardstock. If you haven’t used a wheel give it a try. You think you will love doing wheelies!
The past two days I have heard loud birds squawking outside and when I went to investigate the telephone wires, tree, and side of my roof looked like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “The Birds”. I think they were eating the figs from my tree. It was certainly a little spooky and I hate that they are stealing the figs. They didn’t stay around more than a few minutes but I sure did know they were here. I wouldn’t have minded so much if they were pretty birds but they were crows.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,