Friday, April 11, 2008

More Pun Fun Stamp-a-Stack

Poor Elizabeth overdid it at CKC this past weekend and has come down with a bug. It must have been all those crazy crafters trying to cozy up to her in an effort to win door prizes or something who got her sick. As I was getting ready to make another card for our upcoming class, I couldn't help but think of our poor sick friend when I saw this stamp. Thinking of Elizabeth triggered my memory on this jumbo ribbon I bought months ago--I loved it, but E knew darn well I'd never do anything with it so she grabbed it and threw it back on the shelf. I was so stubborn and grabbed and insisted I would use it. Of course, this would be the first time I've used it! Since I was using neglected supplies, I also opened up this Cuttlebug embossing folder that I've never used thinking it was reminiscent of a bubbly background. Can't beat using two neglected items on one card! So, this card is for you, Elizabeth--hope you're feeling better soon!

This card was made for today's challenge on Splitcoast and will also be another card that we make this Tuesday. For the challenge, participants were asked to make their own DSP. I started by scoring lines with my Scor-Pal every 1/2" on a piece of white cardstock. I thought it looked plain so I went over the lines with a Basic Gray marker. I used my tiny flower punch by EK Success (did you get one on sale at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago?) and punched little flowers out of pink and black cardstock. I added the flower centers using a black marker and a pink Souffle' pen. Now, let me take a minute and tell you about Souffle' pens. They're made by Sakura and they add a little dimension to whatever it is you're writing--it's almost as if it's embossed. The pens come in a variety of colors and what I like most about them is that they show up on dark colors. You can see here that I used the pink one to add centers to the flowers and also dots on the black scalloped circle. When you apply the ink, it doesn't really look all that impressive at first. The key is letting the ink dry to its finished state--it takes a few minutes so patience is required. Of course, a heat tool can always help speed things along. There are a couple of places in town that carry these pens in case you're interested. Jeffrey Alans has packages of two pens in case there is just a specific color you'd like as well as the assortment pack. I got the assortment pack at Hobby Lobby since I had a 40% off coupon and the total was somewhere around $12. Unfortunately, I don't think there's a 40% off coupon this week so you will have to wait until that comes out if you want the assortment pack. Hobby Lobby did not have the smaller packages of two pens when I was there.

Hope to see some of you at this class on Tuesday. Don't forget that Saturday is the last day to reserve your spot.


Amy, Ottawa, ON said...

I like that idea of using up neglected supplies.

I can't seem to find hardly any of the cuttlebug embossing folders at my craft stores. I love what they add to cards/scrappages. Saw your bubbly one & thought you might like to see this. I saw it on SCS, as another use for the bubbly EF.
ps here's that card I saw:

Jennie Skaggs said...

These cards are fantastic. Love them. Jennie