Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Branches with Baubles

Hi everyone. Sorry it's been so long between posts. This past weekend a friend and I worked in a booth for Rubbernecker Stamps in Madison at the stamp/scrap expo. We did it 2 weeks ago, and they asked us to help out again. It's loads of fun, but very tiring. On your feet all day on a hard concrete floor is very hard on the feet. After two full days of stamping and talking about the products, I really needed a break. I intended to stamp on both Monday and Tuesday, but when I sat down with my stamps, I just ran into a mental roadblock and the creativity was not flowing. I played a little with some of my new product, but didn't actually produce a card until today.

One of the things I bought at the show was a package of Heidi Swapp ghost shapes (flowers). I wanted to see if I could make something similar in my cuttlebug. I used some transparency plastic that was part of some packaging. Using a cuttlebug die, I ran it through my bug and found out it worked great. I also tried using sizzlit dies with less impressive results. They did not quite cut through the plastic, they left a groove that I could follow with my scissors. I also tried the original dies, which also worked well, but were very tight going through. I'll have to work up a card using them.

In the meantime, I made this card for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast. The branches are made with one of the stamps that I was using in my demo this weekend. I stamped it twice, added the sentiment and sponged around the piece. The faux rick rack is a stamp in the Trimtastic set (SU). I glued the green, red and vanilla strips onto a piece of chocolate chip card stock. Then I pierced holes randomly in the branches to add the gold brads. I used my crop-a-dile to place the gold eyelets at the top and bottom. Then I attached the entire chocolate piece to a kraft card stock base, which is also sponged around the edges.

stamps: trimtastic, star studded season (SU), branch (Rubbernecker)
paper: kraft, chocolate chip, garden green, ruby red, very vanilla
ink: garden green, ruby red, chocolate chip
accessories: crop-a-dile, sponge, gold eyelets and brads

Thanks for stopping by. For those of you in the US, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

dd2njoy said...

Ohhhh this card is fabulous!!! Love the brads and your sponging added a nice touch!!Wow!