I haven’t been making many pages lately. But LOAD started on Saturday, and so far I’ve managed to play along. Want to see what I’ve got?
Day one: This photo has been calling me. I want to go here and write every day. Boston’s a little far to go on a daily basis though.
Day 2: The prompt had a whole list of ingredients for the page, and I think I got most of them. I fussy cut a photo people! Who am I?
Day 3: This has got to be my favorite photo from our trip to Atlanta over the summer. Also, if you’re in the Atlanta region, you MUST go to the Georgia Aquarium. It’s simply wonderful.
Day 4: My kid has generously given me his cold. Pocket page and stickers is about all I can manage.
Today’s the fifth day, and I haven’t checked the prompt yet. I’m going to do that, make something, and then go back to bed, maybe with a pile of books and my laptop. I need this cold to get out of my chest. Hopefully I can sleep it off. I’ve got a house to clean! Company’s going to be here for my oldest’s 15th birthday.
How am I old enough to have a 15 year old?
Stay crafty my friends!
It’s the first Saturday in October, and you know what that means, right? World Card Making Day! I’ve got a card and coloring sheet to inspire you!
First up the card:
(Both these projects use the Birthday Blossoms set from Stampin’ Up! I’ll link up to all the supplies at the end of the post.)
To create this card, make a card base from a sheet of rich razzleberry, cut a 4″x5.25″ piece from the striped paper in the petals and paisleys paper set, and cut a 3″x4.25″ piece of very vanilla to stamp on. Stamp the leaves from the stamp set using cucumber crush about half way down and slightly to the left on the vanilla cardstock. Then use a water brush to pick up a little of the cucumber crush ink, and draw in a stem. In the bottom right of the piece, stamp a sentiment in rich razzleberry, and then rub the edge of the vanilla cardstock against the razzleberry ink pad to create a thin line of color. Stamp the single flower using the delightful dijon ink on a piece of delightful dijon paper, and then repeat with rich razzleberry ink and paper. Punch out the flowers using the pansy punch. Adhere one directly on the very vanilla cardstock, and one with dimensional adhesive. Adhere the striped paper to the card base, then a line of green washi tape (or scrap of patterned paper or a piece of ribbon,) then the stamped piece goes on top. Add a finishing touch by adding some clear wink of stella to the center of the flowers.
Next the coloring page:
To create the coloring page, you’ll need a large acrylic stamp block. Arrange the single flower, flower cluster, and leaves on the block in a group as tightly as you can manage. Then stamp on whisper white cardstock repeatedly using memento ink. Rotate the block as you need to get as close as you can to the previously stamped images. Fill in the page as much as you like. Heat set the ink with a heat tool if you plan on coloring with water colors. Otherwise, you can start coloring as soon as the ink dries.
These are the supplies you’ll need if you want to re-create these exactly:
rich razzleberry ink pad
cucumber crush ink pad
delightful dijon ink pad
petals and paisleys designer paper
petals and paisleys cardstock pack
whisper white cardstock
wink of stella
affectionately yours washi set
large acrylic block
small acrylic block