I was feeling much better this morning so I thought I'd craft a bit. I got my new stamp sets from Getting Cricky and this time I got Splashtastic Summer and Amazing You. I can't wait to get my Freedom isn't Free and Food for Thought sets. They should be here the beginning of next week so I will have some more cards to show you. I've already designed a bunch on my gypsy, I am just waiting for the stamps to arrive and then I can finish them up. If you are interested in any of these stamp set, just click on their links and it will take you directly to Kristal's store. You better hurry, I know she is running out of some already.
Anyway, I hate making mistakes, especially when the project that I am working on is almost complete. Yuck!!! But sometimes...well mistakes are a good thing. I'll explain in a minute. So I was working on this card I designed in my Gypsy using the Paper Doll Dress Up cart. I used the shell cut and welded it together.
Amy Chomas pen set. I love using these so much. I recently also got the sharpie holder and can't wait to try something with that. If you look at the top of the picture you see layer and then pen. This way I know what needs to be drawn and what needs to be cut. I always draw first, then cut.
PeachyKeen face from the Everyday Character Assorted set and also the sentiment from Splashtastic Summer "Shell-o" in silver. I then embossed the Shell-o, oh so bold and cool looking. These stamps are just wonderful!!! I had also inked around the edges of the shell. Now here is where the mistake came in; I didn't get all of the embossing powder off around the sentiment...bummer. Not really, you see I just added more embossing powder all around the shell so it looks kinda like the shell has got sand on it. It worked out perfectly. Sometimes mistakes do turn into something better.
I also cut the shell out again in plain white paper and layered inside the card and stamped Just stopping by to say...Enjoy the Summer. I so love how all these stamps can fit so nicely together. This was also from the Splashtastic Summer set.