Daily Archives: June 25, 2017
This is my second post of the day. I don’t usually do that but The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the one day only Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop are both on today. Because they are two of my favorite challenges, I had to do an entry for each one.
I had a card in mind the instant I saw the inspiration photo. Somehow the days slipped away until I realized today is the blog hop day and I had not done my card. Sometimes necessity really is the “mother of invention” because I wanted to do a shaker card but was afraid I wouldn’t get it done before our dinner party tonight. As a result I made a modified shaker using tiny flat confetti that I had in my stash. It came together quite quickly and I love the result. I like the vellum on the jars as a change up from acetate, but was sad that it muted the very pretty confetti pieces. In the end, I had enough time to glue a smattering of the tiny confetti on to the background and I think it finished the card off perfectly.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendship Shaker Die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp and dies, Papertrey Ink Garden Gate Stamp and patterned paper, Martha Stewart Confetti, Pico Embellisher Shimmer, Recollections Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Hero Arts dye ink and Scor tape.
Some cards take longer than others to come together. Today’s card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop took forever and used up a lot of supplies. I almost abandoned the project about three times, but I reminded myself that if I don’t like it, it just means that I am not finished with it yet. And what do you know, at long last I ended up with a “keeper’. It would have been much easier and faster if I had given in to the idea of cutting up my stamps, so that I could fashion the constellation that I wanted, but Jimini Cricket the stamp set was brand new and I just couldn’t do it. Much grumbling and masking later, I finally ended up with the constellations I wanted and a watercoloured sky that I liked.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Upon a Star stamp set, Concord and Ninth Script Alphabet, Gansai Tambi and Peerless watercolours, Stampendous silver embossing powder, Dienamics Grassy Hills die, Tim Holtz Watercolour paper, Doodlebug coffee stickers, Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz, Pico Embellisher, Scotch foam tape, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape