Thursday, August 11, 2011

Recent fun and some projects that didn't quite go so well

An excellent (and highly unusual) find at Michael's a few weeks ago was a 90% clearance bin. It was outside under the overhang and it was pouring rain. I rifled through quickly to see what was there and got some paper flowers that I used earlier, some metal stud stickers, and some circus-themed stamps. I even had an additional 20% coupon, so these lovely items were just 12 cents each. Here are cards I made using the zebra and elephant circus stamps. I love the elephant. I think he'll get a lot of use because he could be great for kid or adult celebration cards. He was also easy enough to color- just a gray Bic marker and a few assorted colors for the balloons and hat. The zebra's less expressive, but he needs almost no coloring, so he's a winner in my book!

Oh my, am I ever not a shabby chic person or whatever this card was trying to be. It needs help. I think an image of some sort in the middle of the tag is in order. I don't have the right one, but perhaps I can find a decent digi.

I tried my hand at the pennant craze. I'm not in love but I think I will give it another try with some brighter papers another day. The stamp on this one I love because it will let the hero personalize the card. It's a little bit of humor and a bit of practicality because this card can be used for 5 different occasions. I just won a similar set on eBay. :)

I was reorganizing trying to put away even more craft supplies that I'd bought when I rediscovered these stamps. Purchased three years ago, they'd seen ink once or twice. I never knew quite what to make of them. I'm starting to learn how important color is to cards. Match your inks and your papers and your cards look pretty good. I matched my markers as best I could to some papers, colored away and came up with this little number. Awesome for the 4-9 year old crowd, right? The sentiment is from one the Scrappy Cat sets my mom got me and the purses are Rubber Stampede.

Cards shipped to OWH (as of 8/2/11): 964

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