April 21, 2008

up to my elbows in invites...

Hello! I'm still here - and I've missed posting and doing challenges the end of last week and all weekend! Where does the time go? I'm feverishly working on a big order of bridal shower invitations and it's taking up all my limited stamping time, so I haven't had a chance to make anything new to show. Don't get me wrong though, I'm loving making these invites and I'm so happy to have the order. It's my own fault it's taking a long time because I thought it would be a nice touch to color the images by hand instead of doing a simple stamp. Well, that's all fine and dandy for one sample, but add a bunch of them and whoa! Its good. I love it. At least I'm not heat embossing each one like I did for my Christmas cards - yikes!

This card is a back to basics card really - limited layers and such. I had to do something that was quick and easy and this is what I came up with. The main image is a toss-away from trying out different things for the bridal shower invites, so that was a piece of cake to just add to this card. Loving the embossing folders for the Cuttlebug, although the one I've really had my eye on is sold out everywhere lately. I really would like to get Birds & Swirls, but patience is a virtue, right?

Oh, by the way, I borrowed this card from Taylor to do this card today. Loved her card!

That's it for today - thanks for stopping by and I hope to post again soon!


Details: stamps: big on spring; ink: lavender lace, mellow moss (applied with blender pens/reinkers), black staz-on; paper: stampers select - papertrey ink, lavender lace; accessories: rectangle & scallop nestibilities, stylized flowers embossing folder, gemstones - the paper studio, purple ribbon - dashes, dots & checks, flower punch ek success

1 comment:

  1. These are exquisite, Karen. I LOVE them. There are going to be a lot of very thrilled guests when they get these handmade works of art!