Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back in Town and Back to Business!

My DD and I just got back from a little visit to St. Louis. I've started a tradition of rotating through my kids and taking one along each time I go. I love the one on one time that it gives me with each of them, in addition to being easier and less expensive. So, I plan on posting much more often now. I have been so busy creating that I have plenty to share.

This is another of the cards that I created for an auction at church. I came across this stamp at a local craft store and just HAD to have it. I love that "curly" tree so much! This was my first time experimenting with my Stampin' Write markers. I would LOVE to have all of these someday, but for now I will pick up a few here and there as I go. They are only $3.25 a piece and come in nearly every Stampin' Up color.

For this card, I inked the upper part of my stamp with my Chocolate Chip ink pad. I used a moist q-tip to remove it from the areas I wanted a different color. I used my Real Red and Really Rust markers to color in other areas of the stamp. Then I "huffed" breath on the stamp to make sure all of the ink was good and moist, and stamped.

Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Tangerine Tango CS, Baja Breeze CS, (the orange polka dot strip was something I found in my old craft stash)
Ribbon: Baja Breeze


DannieGrvs said...

Wow, another beautiful card. Is that the stamp you bought when I was with you? I had so much fun shopping with you that day. ~Dannie

Brooke S said...

I really like the stamp too.... Way cute card. I haven't see you forever. So I tagged you.. I know!! you don't have to respond I am horrible at getting around to tags.... Just thinking about you lately...