Hey there! Yes, I'm still alive. And kind of kicking...
Technique Tuesday debuted a whole new set of stamps yesterday called Signed, Sealed and Delivered. They are each a small set with a circular seal, and two to three little elements. You can punch out the seals with a 1.75" circle punch. Love that.
Here's a layout I created about my mom. She's on my mind a lot these days since she moved to China with my dad to start an art foundation. I only see them twice a year and I miss her so much. I don't get to call her to chat for hours and hours anymore. No more spur of the moment phone calls to ask about recipes. I wasted so much energy when I was a snotty nosed teenager thinking about how I was going to be a different kind of mother. But now that I am a mother, I can only hope to be more like her. This is a short list of things she used to do for me. And she would still do for me. Well, not the "take me to a park in the dark so I could slide" bit. She might draw her line there.
|stamps: Technique Tuesday I Love You Seal / patterned paper: Crate Paper (grey+white), DCWV (yellow dots), My Mind's Eye (all the colorful bits) / Diecut system: Silhouette / Ink: Clearsnap / font: p22 typewriter / punch: Fiskars|
|The I *heart* U stamp is part of the set. I though I'd add it in the corner, discreetly, as a surprise element.|
|So loving those My Mind's Eye's papers. Miss Caroline. So pretty. And my Silhouette! I might have finally figured out how to get it cut cleanly. I hope.|
To go with the Mom layout, here is a Mother's Day card.
|stamp: Technique Tuesday Mom Seal / paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White / ink: Clearsnap / twill ribbon: Technique Tuesday / watercolor crayon: Technique Tuesday / punch: Marvy Uchida / adhesive: Glue Arts|
I started by stamping it several times, in different ink colors, and layering some vellum to tone it down a bit. Then I used a pink watercolor crayon to "dye" the white twill ribbon a soft pink. LOVED that technique. Actually, I'm not sure it's a technique at all, it's ridiculously simple. I scribbled the crayon on a stamp block, rubbed it with a waterpen, and dabbed it on the ribbon. Let it dry before I used it. I love that's a bit dappled and not perfectly even in color.
I created a Dad version that I'll share in a few days. Do go by the Technique Tuesday blog and check out the projects by our fab team! Thanks for dropping by today.