Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer Color Fun

I know! I've been missing. We installed hardwood, and I've been doing a lot of design work and just haven't been able to make time to stamp -- I know, that's baaaad. But here are a couple cards I've squeezed out over several days of sneaking away to my rubber room.

Have you ever looked at a set and thought, "I guess it's cute, but what would I DO with it?" This hostess set from Stampin' Up!'s current catalog made me think that. But then I thought about that I'd earned the set A Little Bit of Happiness, and before it retired, I should at least use it!

I love my Stampin' Up! markers and one of my favorite TV watching activities is to stamp out some images and then see where they take me. Before I started coloring, I took out my Summer Picnic designer paper to pick my colors. And these cards are two that I've managed to finish in amidst my VERY busy life that has been happening lately. I know I've been busy because this post was drafted on the 10th, and I'm just now getting to writing the text!

The "thread" on these buttons is actually made of very thin strips of paper cut on my SU! Tabletop Paper Cutter (another crafting item that I really love and consider essential). I got that tip from Spazzgirl. It looks very realistic and is easier to deal with than thread. They're tacked down on mini glue dots.

Crystal Effects with white gel pen over top after it dried gives it an extra little pop of color and shine. Easy, cheap, and fabulous.


SmilynStef said...

Wow ... I love what you did with this set ... fabulous cards and wonderful color.

KT said...

Love this card - gorgeous!