Happy Hump Day to each and every one of you! I'm so happy to see you and I love our visits here on Wednesday night. I really don't have much special to show tonight however. Just run of the mill cards, with a few little tricks to share. So let's get started. . .
I did add a new feature to my blog RIGHT OVER THERE AT THE RIGHT SIDE BAR -----> I've decided that I would like to know more about us collectively. So I am going to have a reader poll with a new question each week. The questions are things that I wonder about and I'd like to get a feel for what you think about these things as well. So won't you take 5 seconds and cast your vote? Thanks!
Here is my first card to share:
The special part about this card is that the skirt is made out of a COFFEE FILTER!
Take a look at this view:
When I was at my neighbor friend Nina's house learning how to make flowers out of fabric, she showed me a card she had made with a dress made out of a coffee filter. She had it hanging on a little hanger, and I thought it was so creative. So I came home and came up with my version. I cut out the top by hand, and then cut the coffee filter in half and did a 3 fold on it. I then took a background stamp with black dots and stamped the dots on the skirt. Added a bow done with my Bow Easy, mounted the dress on a Nestie oval ran through the CB and done. Sentiment is computer generated. I did a search on SCS to see if anyone else had done a dress/skirt out of a coffee filter and didn't find one. So, great idea Nina!
My next card:
A card for Spring. The technique I used on this was the cutting out part of the image before cutting it with an oval die in the CB so that it comes right out of the die cut. So easy to do, and it makes a big difference on a card. I colored the image with colored pencils and oms.
Last card is my least favorite. I hate it when cards don't turn out like I think they should. . .
It just doesn't do anything for me. And the thing that is so disappointing is that it was a lot of work. The left and right flower was stamped twice and painstakingly cut out and popped up with dimensional tape. I just thought it would look a little more dramatic, but it looks like the poppies are on their last legs. . .LOL Oh well, sometimes these things don't come out like we want them to. The stamp set is called Poppies from Flourishes.
Lastly, I have to share a gift I received from my wonderful blogging buddy Karen from 1 Wacky Woman. She is awesomely talented, especially when it comes to coloring images (her book is in my sidebar) and card style. Here is what she made for me!
And matching card:
The card front is actually quilted cloth! Here is how this little quilted caddy cover works.
Take a cup:
Wrap the cup with the quilted organizer and secure it with the Velcro straps:
It's so nice to have the stuff on the outside pockets so you don't have to dig through pencils and markers to get your special pens or small scissors. I LOVE this Karen and it is sitting prominently on my work desk. The quality of this is AMAZING. The stitching is beautiful!!! I'm so proud to own this! I really can't thank you enough.
Finally, the "Pic of the Week":
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and a fab weekend. Take care of yourselves and I'll see you soon!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."