Sunday, March 16, 2014
Crafting while traveling - Two Cards
Hello from Wisconsin! The trip went smoothly and the weather cooperated yesterday so I made it here with no trouble. Just before I left I decided to grab a few bits and pieces so I could make some cards and possibly some other projects while I am here with my sister and brother-in-law at their Bed and Breakfast (fortunately it is the slow season since they are recuperating from hip and knee surgeries).
One of the things I brought along is this stamp set called "Hello Tweety" from CTMH. My friend Joy sent this to me last month (thanks Joy!).
Joy has a special offer right now for anyone who shops from her Close To My Heart website - place any size order and get this stamp set absolutely free! This special runs until Wednesday, March 19, or while supplies last. (This stamp set has been discontinued so there is no other way to get it).
I spread out my supplies on the dining room table (there are no guests at the B & B tonight so I could make a bit of a mess!).
This is one of the few cuts I have tried with my new Explore machine that didn't turn out perfectly. It is from Paper Lace 2. I figured it could be salvaged with an image added to the top square to cover the cut.
I don't have any foam adhesive dots with me, so I got a little creative. All of the CTMH stamps sets come with a sheet of foam that you can use to cushion the paper and get a clearer stamped image. I cut a couple of large squares from the foam to raise up the lace square.
The paper was from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit from August 2011 (I was a member of the club for a year and I still have lots of these kits to work with). The patterned paper is from Echo Park - Country Drive. I inked the edges with CTMH Crystal Blue ink. The tiny little "miss you" sentiment is from the Hello Tweety stamp set.
I thought the loops in the design of the patterned paper were very similar to the design of the paper lace square. I had cut another lace square from white cardstock which was also in my small traveling stash (it must have been on top of a pile on my desk). After I put the card together with the yellow lace square, I decided that the two yellows of the card base and the square looked odd together (if I had been starting from scratch I would have cut them from the same cardstock) so I changed to this white lace square. Which one do you like better?
For this card, I used several of the stamps from the set. The birdcage and the little chain are very easy to line up when you are stamping. I added the "tweet me" sentiment and the swirl with butterflies along the bottom of the pink layer.
It all looked a little plain, so I added tiny pink pearls along the swirls and butterflies.
Here are both cards - quick and simple and made with just the few things I brought with me.
If you'd like to get this stamp set, you can shop on Joy's website HERE. Remember, there is a limited supply of these sets available.
I hope you are having a lovely day - did you go to any St. Patrick's Day events this weekend?
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