I've an upcoming SU! Workshop for a group of fabulous teachers and district staff from Brett's school. In years past we've met over the course of the year several times to play. This will be the first time we've gotten together since way before the end of school last year. I've gotten away from the home workshop, but this time allows them a little decompression time after a day at school. And they enjoy it so much.
The hostess is my friend and a kindergarten teacher ( she taught both my kids and gave them a great foundation for which to build their school career; she was their teacher first and we've become good friends over time) and she really liked the card from the SU! Holiday Mini that featured the new Holiday Harmony paper, a chipboard star and Tags for All set. However, I own none of those products, so I asked could I use that card as a springboard to create a card using supplies I already own - she agreed and that's how this card was born.
I used 3 coordinated scraps of Wintergreen Designer Paper, the cute little snowman from Merry & Bright, a bit of ribbon and brads and this card came together so fast and simply. I did add a sentiment banner using Be Merry from the set Warm Words. I also dropped the ribbon down so that it sits level with the top of the designer paper scraps, it just feels better to me that way. The image is colored with, are you ready? Blender pen and lid ink - with all the other coloring choices out there, it's been a while since I went back and visited how I first learned to color a line image with ink pads. I forgot just how fast and easy it is to do! After coloring, the snowman is punched, layered on an artichoke circle, and then mounted to the sky scallop with dimensionals. He's got a little dazzling diamonds glitter on his pom-pom. The sentiment is adhered behind the scallop and the completed image is mounted to the card with dimensionals.
So, using the example as a springboard allowed me to quickly create a card that will be perfect for a workshop. Plus, I may have just discovered my Christmas Card this year!
All supplies are SU! Stamps: Merry & Bright, Warm Words, Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Paper: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Accessories: Celery Grosgrain, Artichoke mini brads, Scallop punch, Circle punches, Square punch (to create the notched banner), Blender pen, 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
....And Blog Candy Lite
Holly contacted me early this morning and I was able to send out her blog candy package in today's mail. In her email to me she mentioned that she already owns a Palette Noir Black Hybrid Inkpad and would I consider using it as a *second chance* blog candy prize. What a great idea! It looked so lonely sitting there, so while I had the supplies out for the card above, I created a set of 4 simple mini cards and matching envelopes. Perfect to add to a gift bag in the coming holiday season. Since the ink pad was originally a gift from the wonderful Kristi of Hanna Stamps, I used the star snowflake from her new set 'Tis the Season as the focal point for the mini card. I highlighted the tips with a bit of Stickles. So, it's a little blog candy lite....a second chance for you!
I will be using Random.org in the morning to select another number from the previous comments to the Grateful posting. If your name is the winning *second chance* number, please respond to me via the email link you will find after you click on the View My Complete Profile tab found under my mugshot. I guess the following will apply: you have 24 hours to reply to me with your address or I will have Random.org select another number. Or, if like Holly, you already own the Palette Pad and don't need another one, please let me know.
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