Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Hope you all had a great weekend. We did. It was just to short :-)
I managed to get into my play space yesterday and make a couple of cards. I signed up to attend the virtual Clean and Simple 2 class with Jennifer McQuire and team. If you haven't done one of these classes, you really should go and look. You can see all of the card classes that are on offer at this link.
Shari Carroll was one of the guest designers this past week and she shared a fabulous technique stamping on address labels! Well that was certainly new to me, so I had to give it a try. The layout on my card is the layout that Shari used, but I used entirely different elements. Shari's card is bright and cheerful, whereas mine is a neutral pallette as I wanted to make a masculine card.
I started by stamping the Avery address labels with my Woodgrain background stamp. I then cut the strips to various different lengths and adhered them to my card base. Shari had used circles she created using a sponge dauber, but I changed them out for buttons. You can see Shari's amazing card if you sign up for the class. And no, I am not being paid by Jennifer to tell you about her classes... I just think they are awesome :-)
Here's my card:
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White
- Sentiment: PTI
- Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's twine. Buttons (non-SU)
- Tools: Heart - Sizzix. Stampin' Dimensionals
- Background Stamp: Woodgrain
On a personal note:
Lou and I were looking out of the window yesterday; we seem to spend an awful lot of time doing that! When I saw a Redtail fly in. My camera was downstairs, so I couldn't get a decent photo. However, I did go downstairs about 10 minutes later and he was still in the tree. He wasn't that easy to see.... here you go
Whilst I was down there, I decided to take a photo of one part of the view from my crafting room.
Our woods and the wetland look so different at this time of the year. I love it and am so glad that we have had snow on the ground for the last couple of months. It was like this last year when we were building... which is probably a good thing for the builders! :-) But we have certainly appreciated all the snow this year. Anyway, whilst I was looking out of the window, I noticed that the redtail had flown off. I found him on the ground having lunch!
Isn't he absolutely amazing?
As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visits and comments are much appreciated. Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.