Sunday, May 15, 2011

Preparing for a Special Day

Good morning, crafting friends...

In honor of 2 stamping friends' visit who came from Malaysia, I hosted an open house yesterday so that Marlene Lo and Sheerah Teo got to meet as many as my crafting friends in town :) An open house means people can wander in and out as they please. Easy!

Here are 2 projects that I prepared for the make and takes.
A bookmark. Using the Strength & Hope stamp set. Because it is a bookmark, I figured it had better be a one layer piece, but still interesting. I had stamped the main butterfly image in Basic Black, and then off stamping it on top and bottom. Added a row of pearls in the middle of the butterfly image.

I added layer of text on top and bottom in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks, a bottom border with the Eyelet Lace punch for interest. And then finished off with a piece of Chantilly lace as the ribbon.

Here is a card with a slider. Just wanted to make something that is not so ordinary but still easy to reproduce.

The band is made of a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock, scored and folded to make the band of the card. Stamped it randomly with flower images from Fabulous Florets stamp set: in Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Old Olive.

I swiped Soft Suede ink over the raised part of the dry embossed background to add more texture and finished off with a piece of doily.

The card base is Pear Pizzazz.

And the rest is just plain fun.

Happy stamping,


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