Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you some cards from the latest release over at Sweet Stamp Shop. This little guy was on the blog during the release and I kinda forgot to post it! So he's going first, just to say hello, and Happy Birthday. So lets get down to it. I ran my card base through one of my favourite embossing plates by Lifestyle Crafts. Those diagonal lines just get to me. I love it. ( You will see I used it on both of my cards for today.)
I picked some pattern paper to make my grass but originally the paper is green with white chevrons which was a little bright so I coloured over it with a green Copic marker. You just have to make things work for you, right? I adhered it onto my card at a slant. I stamped, coloured (Copics) and fussy cut my balloons and adhered them to the base before attaching my string. One tip: When you tie balloons, make a loop in your string and then slide it onto the bottom of your balloon. It makes for much faster tying. I covered my balloons with Glossy Accents. Seriously, how did I ever craft without this amazing stuff!? I was not living until I finally purchased that glorious bottle with the pink label. I adore it so. My sentiment is heat embossed onto vellum.
Next up is: Miss You Pho Sho! Featuring again my fav. embossing plate and my favourite banner die cut. I ate Pho noodles just the other day and smiled the whole time I battled with my chop sticks. I am horrible at them! How is it possible, living in Asia, you ask? I have no idea.... I'm just crap at it.
I punched a few circles out of some pattern paper and added some enamel dots (I love those things!), a sequin and some twine. Pretty simple really. And just like with all my pandas, I used Copics to add some grey to his fur and some pink for the cheeks, and then went over it with my Colorless Blender to mute it down a bit.
Ok.. that's all she wrote folks. I gotta go. BUT I love visiting here like this. We should do it again, and soon!
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