August 19, 2015
Today, I was at my exercise class and found out that it is our instructor's birthday tomorrow. I wanted to do something nice for her. She just moved here from New Jersey and we all love her and want her to stay. I knew just what I wanted to do. When I saw the colors at the Colour Q challenge, I got busy on my card and wine tag.
I absolutely love the stamp set by Simon Says Stamp-Work Out. I have used it on several occasions and it was perfect for my project.
My base card is Coastal Cabana. (5 1/2 X 4 1/4). The next layer is watercolor paper. I used the Tim Holtz "Measured" stencil and four colors of distress inks to create the background. I wasn't thinking about the number of years in a birthday when I made this background. I was really thinking about weight and exercise. LOL! I trimmed the finished panel with my stitched rectangle die.
I stamped the girl on Neenah White card stock and colored her with Copic Markers. The funny part is, I had the die and forgot about it and fussy cut her! Wow! I could have saved myself that step if I was more organized.
I cut a Neenah white circle with my stitched circle dies and stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black, Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set with Versa Fine black ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Glossy Accents and white gel pen were added to her eyes for shine. I also added a little Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
I also made a wine tag for her little treat. I used the new SugarPea Designs-Take Note set for the sentiment. I received it as a Sweet Incentive from SugarPea Designs. Check out their site for more information. I stamped the same girl and colored her with Copics. I added the sentiment with black Versa Fine Ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. A few enamel dots were added for fun!
I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Please leave a message and let me know your thoughts. I love to hear from you!
Wishing you a wonderful evening!