Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hello, and Happy Wednesday! My kids are on Spring Break this week, so I thought I'd take a mini-break with them. Sorry to be MIA!
Today, I'm hosting a fun How'd They Do That tutorial and What's Up Wednesday Challenge in the My Favorite Things forum. Both the tutorial and the challenge have to do with heat embossing your dry embossing, which is how I did the moon on today's card. Hope you'll stop by and play along!
I've used the astronaut image from Ben Paper Dolls to create a preschool graduation card that my daughter can give her classmates at the end of the school year. She's been going to preschool with many of the same kids for three years now, but they'll all split up in the fall as they start kindergarten at different area schools. I think I have 15 or 16 more of these to make - yikes! I'm actually thinking of doing a girlie version with a pink spacesuit - what do you think? The navy background is spritzed with Silver Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, and the stars are painted with Golden Wheat Shimmerz paint. The sentiment is done with the Brayton font and a JustRite Stamper.
I also wanted to let you know about my Copic certification class on Sunday. Sally Lynn did an awesome job with the class. She even corrected some certi-"fictions" ... for instance, my markers will not choose themselves and blend themselves just because I'm now certified. Darn! Even so, I had a great time and learned a lot. I saw some familiar faces and made some new friends, too, so that's always fun.
Have a great day, and, as always, thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you leave! I appreciate each one of you!
Stamps: Ben Paper Dolls (My Favorite Things), Brayton Font (JustRite Stampers)
Paper: Papertrey White, Bazzill Navy, SU Basic Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray, So Saffron
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories: clear ep, Cuttlebug folders, circle nesties, copics, shimmerz, glimmer mist, dimensionals, white gel pen, SU ribbon, hardware, and star punches
Size: 5 1/4" square