Monday, May 3, 2010

New Fun

It has been a great couple of weeks for my family and my little on-line shop ( I had a sale on my Distressed Inks last week. That was a lot of fun as I got to "meet" new people through email and through Etsy. I got my first international business which was very exciting for me. My son got a basket in his basketball game. We celebrated my husband's birthday. I'll have to show you next time the football tickets I made up for him with the intent that he will go to a Dallas game this fall.
I received a request for the new 12 Ranger Ink Distressed inks a few weeks back so I gladly ordered those and since I need to order in bulk I opened some of the colors. One of the colors is Pumice Stone which I used on the center piece of the card. I then stamped a flower in black ink and filled in with Perfect Pearls Berry Twist. I used the Swiss Dots folder and Cuddlebug. I then stained the paper with Shabby Shutters Distressed Ink and stained over with Shabby Shutters Distressed Stickles. I have been using the Distressed Stickles a lot lately and first they slightly change the stain color and mellow them down which I love and on top give a beautiful matted finish to the cards.
I also used the Shabby Shutters Distressed Stickles on the Thank You part of the card. Thank you for my friend Patti who loaned to me forever ago a beautiful greetings stamp set and I really need to get creating so I can give them back to her. I love the lettering of this particular stamp set and haven't seen anything equivalent to it. I finished off my card using one of Mini Misters. I put a small amount of Perfect Pearls in the tube, added water, shook the Mini Mister bottle and then sprayed the card. It gives a dazzling shimmer to cards.


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Cute little flower....I bought my first distressed stickles (pink) on Friday....used it yesterday, now I want to get more!!! Also the distressed dabbers are fun too!

LindaCCC said...

Cool. I haven't gotten the dabbers yet. I can't wait to try them out. Can't wait to see your picure of the Stickles!

Robyn said...

thanks for the play by play and for sharing your art.
please visit the Created By hand Tuesday challenge and play along with us.

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