Hope this post finds you happy, safe, and dry. We certainly have had some weird weather across the country, and I always worry about all of you and hope that you are OK.
Sorry I'm a little late tonight. . .but I had some unexpected happy mail today, and I just had to use it for tonight's post. My good blogging buddy Mark at Deadbeat Designs took pity on me from my last post where I said "I don't have any Southwest themed stamps". Well Mark sent me a gift of some: Take a look:
I took a picture of the box because I was so impressed with how he did my name. How cool is that? And this from a guy who has a broken hand! I just loved this. Now, here is what was inside:
Another Zindorf inspired card. I had this stamp of the 3 horses forever, and had always planned to use it for this type of card, but always felt I needed something else in the scene. When I saw the horse and rider stamp that Mark sent me, I immediately thought of using it this way. I made the "leather" straps by running a strip of dark brown paper through the "bubbles" Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then covered it with Versamark ink, and sprinkled clear ep on it. Heat set it, then repeated the process one more time. It really gives a cool leather look. I then added the brass brads. Made the corners too the same way (hard to see in the picture). I created the horses' shadows by stamping the horse image on acetate, then flipping it and rubbing it onto the card. really works great! Thanks again Mark! It was really thoughtful of you. Did any of you see Mark's "Six Tags of Texas"? He did an incredible job with them. Go take a look HERE.
OK, so Spring is less than two weeks away! OMGosh I can't wait to get rid of this crappy, snowy, cold, miserable, nasty (SLAP) OH, sorry weather!!! I'm now in SPRING MODE and will make NO MORE CARDS WITH SNOW, FLAKES, SNOWMEN, ETC.! Here is my first Spring card:
This is a Northwoods stamp and I love it! Tulips to me always represent Spring and Easter. I colored the image with my colored pencils and oms. Punched out the butterfly and sprinkled it with two different colors of MS glitter (can't tell in the pic but it is turquoise and green). This was the ONLY "Happy Easter" stamp I have, but it worked. The paper is by Creative Memories.
My last card is one of those that I call a CWTGIOW card (Can't Wait to Get it Over With)! LOL
OMG! I love the reverse image stamp (by Hero Arts), but no matter what I did with it after finishing it, I didn't like anything I did. The image is a reverse image so I stamped it on water color paper with Versamark, embossed it with white ep, then used an aqua painter and distress inks to color the images. So, anyway, this is what I came up with. Not happy with it at all. I have three others like this, so I'm going to try to create a note card set with them. Hopefully I'll have better luck!
That's it! Thanks for stopping by. . .I'm afraid I've been behind again getting to all of you, but I'll be back at it starting in the morning with my first cup of coffee! I always love to see what you've done over the past week.
A big thank you to all of you who went over and left Cheryl some kind words regarding the loss of her sweet Ollie. She appreciated them so much, and you all are just the sweetest!
Love you guys!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."