Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What a month!

I hadn't planned to take this long a break between posts, but some kind of very tenacious virus got hold of me Easter weekend. Had to take a couple of days off work and had no energy for anything - even stamping! Finally starting to feel like I'm getting back to normal - whatever normal is!

We had a severe spring storm here last Wednesday with lots of heavy, heavy wet snow. Our power was off for many hours and I couldn't go to work (no power at the store), couldn't vacuum or do laundry, couldn't do any cooking (no coffee either!!). But I could stamp! So I made some more tulips using the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalogue. (Items in this mini are still available until April 30.)

Both cards were for people I work with. The first one is for a girl who says her favourite colour is black. So I thought there probably are black tulips somewhere! I sponged the edges of the tulips with Whisper White Craft Ink. The "grass" is made with Garden Green card stock punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and run through the crimper. I then used the Paper Snips to make the "blades" of grass. The Whisper White CS was run through the Big Shot using the Texturz Impressions and the bottom is punched with the Scallop Border Punch. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped on Whisper White CS punched out with the Word Window Punch and mounted on Basic Black CS punched with the Modern Label Punch.

For the next card I went back to Perfect Plum, Rose Red and Summer Sun for the tulips. I just got the Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square die and punched it out using Whisper White CS. The recipient of this card is a fan of pink, so I used Rose Red for the base. The bottom of the Rose Red is stamped with the vine stamp from Vintage Vogue using Rose Red Classic Ink. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations, stamped in Rose Red on Whisper White CS and punched out with the Large Oval Punch then mounted on Rose Red CS punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.
Ok, I think I have the tulip thing out of my system now! I have lots of new stamps and a new embossing folder to play with, so check back to see what I've been doing!

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