It’s Monday and that means it’s time to Try a New Technique! Sabrina has challenged us to try the Burst Through technique. I love a fun and easy technique and that’s what we’ve got for a challenge today! I was glad that I watched Dina’s video for the tips about curling the paper with a quilling tool. I don’t have a quilling tool, but my tweezers worked great.
I thought this technique would be fun for another Expecting Twins card. This is what happens when a friend has a big life event. I have to make cards not just from me, but from everyone else as well. I’m certainly not complaining about this. It’s very good to be needed. These two mischievous twin bunnies are bursting through the paper with my own computer generated sentiment. You can right click and save the PNG file to your own computer here:
This is going to the great-grandparents, so the inside says “You put the GREAT in great-grandparents.” Here is that sentiment as a PNG file. You can right click and save this to your own computer as well.
This one is made using the Baby Crab font that I downloaded from The Hungry JPEG.
Babies are such a great reason to celebrate and twin babies are an extra good reason to make cards! Let me know if you like my computer generated sentiments and if you do use them, please tag me with #thestampingactuary
I’m also entering this card into the following challenges:
Monday is my favorite challenge day – Technique Lovers Challenge. Today Lyn challenged us to combine repeat stamping with Emboss Resist. I’ve done some extra combining too. Combined with this month’s Waffle Flower challenge which is to make a rainbow scene.
My rainbow scene is welcoming my friends’ new great granddaughter. Also a great combo with Lee’s Unique Rainbow VSN challenge. I did my repeat stamping using the sentiments from the Congrats set, “Congrats”, “Celebrate”, “Yippee”, etc. Then I sponged on my “unique rainbow” using my favorite Distress Oxide rainbow of Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves. I used the Autumn Time set to mask and stamp the scene of a sweet sleeping fox in the flower bed.
This card is off to my dear friends Paul and Myrna to congratulate them on the birth of their first great granddaughter. I’m so excited for them! I constructed the sentiment using various Paper Smooches and Honey Bee Stamps sentiments. You know I always make two of each card, but I only needed one great granddaughter card. I made the second one as a straight forward woodland fox birthday card. It’s fun to see how different two otherwise nearly identical cards can be.
It’s Teapot Tuesday and today’s Tea Party is for Linda (Hotwheels). We’re sending some kind words and encouragement as we mark the second anniversary of her dear mother’s passing. Polly is our hostess and she has challenged us to make our cards with something that reminds us of our own mother. When I read that Linda and her mother liked tea, I knew I had to make a tea party card. I get my tea drinking habit from my mom. When I was growing up, she always had a cup of tea on the table while she sewed, and now so do I. Well, except I’m making cards instead of sewing. I wish I had picked up the sewing skills too.
This ended up being a combination of last week’s MIX Challenge to paper piece with mixed media backgrounds, because I was looking at these sweet Bo Bunny teacups and thinking they would look good paper-pieced. I had small strips of paper that I had used to soak up the watercolor from yesterday’s Technique Lovers Challenge.
I love the Fabriano Hot Press paper. The pad that I have right now is 11 x 14. I’m able to cut six card fronts out of each piece, and I’m left with two strips of 5.5 x 1.25. I always soak up the remaining ink of my workspace with a scrap of paper and yesterday I decided that I should use those strips. Lo and behold, those strips that I used to soak up the bird color made beautiful teacups. To make it a truly mixed media card, I added gold Wink of Stella to the rims of the teacups, colored the flowers with metallic markers and added Stickles to the petals and flower centers. Love that sparkle.