It is Friday again! I have been busy in my stamp room all day. I mean ALL day! I was up at 2am this morning. I did go back to bed for a few hours, but...golly. This time it was the mother of all headaches. Enough whining! This week our challenge was to use the baby card on page 141 as our template. I knew right off that I wanted to use the "coming soon" Tart and Tangy set from SU. This set will be in the Occasions Mini catalog that comes out in a few months. SO cute!! There is even designer paper to 'coordinate' with it! Love the cherries! There is also an orange (or basic 'citrus' type fruit), an apple, and a strawberry. Best of all they come die cut! Gotta love that!!
For my card base, I cut my Bayou Blue to 6 x 6 and then folded it over to make a card that is 3 x 6. I cut a strip of DSP 1 inch by 12 inches, cut it in half at 6 inches and then cut one 6 x 1 in half the long way so it was 1/2 inch by 6. I then flipped the paper and mounted the narrower strips to the back of the wider one. Basically, the red is the other side of the cherries. A little sneak peek of both sides there. Have I said how much I love double sided paper? I do! The green squre is Artichoke with a strip of Whisper white. I stamped the "you make me" in artichoke with the Rough Edges alphabet. The 'happy' is also stamped with artichoke. The actual stamp is longer than this piece but the part that is cut off is just the beginning and end of the lines on the h and y. Made it fit! I added some white gel pen dots along the edges of the white strip to tie it in a bit more. The cherries are inked with my M3 Real red and Artichoke and stamped onto whisper white. I punched them out with the 1-3/8 circle punch and layered them onto a Sky Blue scallop. I punched a couple of holes with my 18" hole punch and tied a bit of red gingham around the stems of the cherries. They are stuck on with dimensionals.
It was a fairly easy and quick project and...I got to use new stamps! They do make me happy! I took this picture out on my back porch. Can you see the green out there? Neener neener to you guys in the snow! Come visit me if you want to warm up! It is beautiful here! (You can neener me in the summer when I am melting into a pool of goo....;o)) )
I'm going back into my office to do some more stamping! Hope you get to do some too!