MAN, what a month! I have been so busy at work (end of the year for a teacher) that I have only stamped three cards the whole entire month. THREE! Plus a journal cover, which was actually a lot of fun. And the only reason I even got those done is because I am designing for the SCS Creative Crew this month and I had to get my projects posted! Anyway, here they are, in no particular order:
This card features one of my favorite retiring in-colors, which I will be so sad to see go. I will also miss Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe. So don't expect me to stop using them anytime soon, even when they disappear from the catalog, ha ha! I also stamped the feather images in Versamark on Kraft cardstock, and then heat embossed them in clear embossing powder. I love how that looks! I added some knotted Strawberry Slush baker's twine that hangs down below the edge of the card, for added interest.
This journal cover was supposed to go with a "moving" or "traveling" theme, so I immediately thought of The Open Sea and the World Map stamps. The Epic Day This & That journal set was perfect for this; I used the here, there, everywhere stickers to embellish the banner in the front. The ship scene was done with masking and sponging. The background of the journal cover was a new-to-me-technique that I tried, and it was a lot of fun! I wadded up some plastic wrap, pounced it on an inkpad, and "stamped" all over the Very Vanilla cardstock with it. I did that with a rainbow of different colors (click the link to see supplies). No DSP used in that journal cover at all!
This card was made in honor of something seasonal that I am looking forward to - working on our big vegetable gardens! We have 15 raised garden beds, ranging from a couple that are 2x3 feet up to three that are 4x12 and three more that are 6x12. We also have some 4x6 beds in there too. And a patio full of potted kitchen herbs. I LOVE all the homegrown food we produce in the summer! After our long MN winters, it's one of my favorite things to look forward to. I have a picture on my "About Me" page. :)
This card was meant to showcase a new product that I hadn't opened up and used yet in May, and for me that was the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum. I colored in the leaves with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow on the back side of the vellum, and embellished them with basic pearls that I colored in with a Calypso Coral blendability. I like how the polka dot embossed panel echoes the little round shapes of the pearls.
This morning I woke up and had some fun news: I am the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this week! WOOP!
I never thought I would have this honor, and I am humbled. I'm off to see what beautiful projects other people create after viewing my gallery! Have a great day!