I'm out of Thank You cards. Yikes! With Semester 2 starting next Friday, I needed to replenish my stash. With the latest Mama Elephant release and the super cute Tiny Heroes stamps and dies, I just had to break out my Super Duo stamps and dies which were a collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and sold out in a heart beat [but not before I got one of each]!
So, I stamped, die cut and coloured a few of the sweet little heroes. I thought they would make great Thank you cards! I made a few several cards with them. I tried to avoid duplication even though I used similar elements on the cards!
Here they are:
The last one is my favourite. I started out as a black card but I had all sorts of issues with the mist splatter so I had to cut up the front and mount it on a new card base. I wasn't going for the misty/space look but that's how it came out. I just wanted a few white splatters. I got a few more than I wanted.
Thanks for stopping by! I've got a new video for you later this week and another for next week! My son says I'm "productive." Haha!
Stamps and dies are Mama Elephant except for the alphabet in the sentiment which is Lawn Fawn's Sally's ABCs.
I'm busy at work on my next couple of videos [one is almost in the bag but you won't see it until the end of the month]. I have so many ideas for videos!
I had some serious fun with watercolour yesterday afternoon. It was hurricane-like weather where I live: BIG winds and lots of rain so I headed down to my craft room to play. Earlier in the week, when I was cleaning up, I found some images I had stamp, embossed and left uncoloured. I just love Gorjuss girl stamps and hope to add a couple to my collection. They are fun to colour! When watercolouring I do like to stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder right away. It helps to keep me in the lines!
I promised you something big and this is B.I.G. big. I got a Canon camcorder for Christmas from my husband. I knew I wanted to try making a video but I thought I'd just use my iPhone. A new video camera was a surprise for sure! He even helped me rig up an overhead camera mount. What a great guy!
Making and editing a video is harder than it looks. Thank goodness for YouTube and the myriad of self-help videos for us newbies. I think there is some irony that YouTube helped me make my own YouTube video!
Here is the card I made:
I used the sweetest little girl image from My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way stamps and dies. I think she is cute enough to use all winter long! I love anything Torico illustrates!
The paper is from Doodlebug's Frosty Friends 6 x 6 paper pad. I also used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle dies and a stitched line die from Paper Smooches. The little snowflakes were created with a die from Memory Box that I cannot find for sale anywhere. So sorry! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Wet Paint die collection.
Here is the video:
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It is really hard to put myself out there with a video. I am naturally an "under the radar" kind of person. I think the hardest part was the voiceover. I kept messing up! Be kind!