Thursday, May 26, 2011

Using a stamp in a different way

It's always fun to have more than one use out of things and stamps are no exception. With this card I followed an idea from CTMH and made the patterned stamp into flower petals. I stamped the image onto cardstock, then cut out each image and inked the edges. I then secured all of the petals with a corduroy brad. You'll also see the new button brads securing the quote at the top. This card was made using the Wings workshop on the go kit and co-ordinating accessories. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Along came a baby

Sorry for the hiatus, but my little guy was born January 21 so we've been kinda busy since. I have been scrapping though, but not been able to blog. Here's a layout I just made on the Scrapbooking Retreat that we just had this past weekend in Banff. I had picked up the extra large buttons in a clearance sale about 4 years ago and finally was able to use them on this layout. Just goes to show that if you keep things long enough, you will eventually use them. I used my sister's Cricut Expression for the train (B is for Boys cartridge). I used the Friendship Large Alphabet for the title as well as heat embossing the stamped letters with clear powder just to make the title stand out. One technique I did learn from my sister recently was to use a white gel pen on colored paper to have the journaling stand out.