Hi everyone and Happy Saturday to you :) I'm so sorry I haven't posted since Tuesday. It's been crazy around here. Wednesday night I had to go to the emergency room because I was having severe chest pains. I'm only twenty-eight so I was pretty confident that it wasn't a heart attack, but boy did it hurt. Hubby drove me and we were there about four hours or so. They still don't know what caused the pain, but they do know that it was nothing serious so I'm so grateful for that. After that, I took Thursday off of work and then yesterday and today, we've been pounded by over two feet of snow! I really don't mind it too much though because that means I have an excuse to stay in and craft :) I have two cards to share today so I'll end my chit chat and get to the projects :)
If you have not checked out Sweet Pea Stamps you must do so! They have so many cute stamps, but my absolute favorites are the stamps in the Fantasy Art Collection by ching-chou kuik These illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and are a dream to color. For my first card, I used Love is Gone from a recent new release. I colored the image with my copics and then added Martha Stewart glitter all around her wings. I added Glossy Accents to her eyes and Diamond Stickles to the roses. My cardstock is all from Stampin Up (Pretty in Pink and Rose Red) and the design paper is from DCWV (Rustic stack). I added these beautiful roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for a finishing touch. Finally, the sentiment is from Studio G. I thought this would be a sweet Valentine's card for my niece. What do you think?
For my second card today, I used another stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. This one is called Butterfly. I first colored my image with copics and then I added Glossy Accents to her eyes, Martha Stewart glitter to her wings, and purple glitter from my Sakura glitter pen to her wings and dress. I then sponged around the image with Versamagic Purple Hydrangea ink. My cardstock is all SU and my design paper is from DCWV (Rustic Stack). I added a purple ribbon which I got at Michael's (I tied the bow using my awesome Bow Easy). I've discovered that the "Basic Basic" brand of ribbon from Michael's (they have different colors in both grosgrain and silk) is really good ribbon, I highly recommend it. I used my SU Ticket Corner punch on the corners and added lavender pearls (also from Michael's). I also added three pearls to the image itself. The flowers are a combination of Primas and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used my Martha Stewart branch punch as well to add more texture to the flowers. Finally, the sentiment is from Studio G. I cut the sentiment out using my oval nesties. What do you think?
Well, apparently I had a lot to say today :) Whew! Thanks for making it this far, I'll try not to be so long-winded next time :) I'll be busy in my craft room tomorrow working on more projects to share next week. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you back here on Monday.
Big Hugs, Christine
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