Wednesday, January 22, 2014

So Sorry...

Oh dear, it's really been over 2 months since I've hung out here in the blogosphere.  And what have I been doing you ask?  Well, it started out as a nasty cold in November, went to another cold, got more run down, got the flu over Christmas, and then another cold.  I really don't think I have any kind of an immune system when it comes to my grandsons and colds.   I'm still hacking and coughing on a regular basis, but my hubby said to get downstairs and get stamping!  So here I am (cough, cough).  I put together a card class last week. (It was in-between colds)  The ladies that were scheduled to come on Thursday night didn't want to get out in the snowy weather, so it was put off til tomorrow night.  Thought I'd get back blogging by sharing cards from class.  That's a safe place to start off new again, right?  The card tonight is actually two versions of the same card -  just a change in stamps used.

Stamps:  Tags 4 You  (Best of Birthdays 2nd card)
Ink:  Pool Party  (2nd card- Stazon Jet Black pad, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, and Cherry Cobbler markers)
Paper:  Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White with Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, and Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Trimmer with Scallop Rotary Blade, Label Bracket Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals
On both cards, I wanted a layer of silver glitter paper behind the sentiment to accent it.  To do that, simply cut the silver glitter paper in half after punching it out.  Then spread it a little to the sides and it give the illusion of another full layer behind the sentiment.

I love the added teeny tiny hearts from the Owl Builder Punch.  That's such a necessary punch to have on hand.  You never know when you're going to need a tiny heart or two to fill out a design.
On the 2nd card, I layered the DSP on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock in the center and then layered it in from the left edge a little onto the card.  I was surprised how much of a difference that little change made in the looks of the finished card. 

Ok, that's it for the night.  I'm beat and it's time to start heading for bed.  God willing, I'll be back again tomorrow.  Blessings and my grateful thanks for coming by to see it I'm still here!



Dewdrop In For Stamping said...

Welcome back! I hope you are feeling much better. I checked your blog every week. Your cards are gorgeous, as always!

Sharon Carr said...

Hi Dewdrop - thanks for hanging with me. Right now I'm feeling better than I have in awhile. I appreciate your kind comments! Sharon