And this stamp set has been patiently waiting for me to come and play with it. You may have noticed that my mojo has been on hiatus lately, not a whole lot of posting going on. What can I say, sometimes I just want to do other things-like bake :) Then I can come back to my craft renewed and refreshed. Or just full, lol! This is the perfect time for me to restart on Weight Watchers, right?! Totally did that this week. Here's to healthy and delicious eating. And this time, the hubs is doing it with me! Of course, he only needs to lose about 25 pounds, while I am aiming for about 70 pounds. Yes, I am a big girl :) OK, I can see someone needs to keep me on track!
If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Jessica Williams' blog. Fantastic, right?!
I am frequently reminded by my co-workers that the Sympathy section of my cards for sale is the fastest to be depleted, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to work on that! There is a lot going on in this card.
- Gold embossing on the right and left portions of the card front base- it matches the sentiment perfectly!
- Watercoloring on the 3¾"x5½" watercolor paper panel, but just on the right 2/3 of the panel.
- Spatters of water over the watercoloring, then dabbed off to soften the look.
- Leaves stamped in Soft Suede over the watercoloring, leave stamp in place for about 5 seconds to let the ink absorb well.
- Emboss the left 1/3 of the panel with Boho Chic embossing folder.
- Make a jumble of Gold Thread and tack it to the assembled card front with the sentiment oval and dimensionals.
As to how to create this bag, I found a fantastic video tutorial done by Valerie Moody over in Warwickshire, which I believe is in the UK. She has a lovely Brit accent :) I am unsure of the etiquette for sharing someone's video tutorial on your blog, so I am awaiting a reply from Val to find out if she minds. In the mean time, here is a link to her video. Instructions begin at 1:40, for those that at patient like me ;)
The paper here is 6¾"x10" and I found some floral wire in my crafting stash, which is what I use in mine. Val is using a fine jewelry wire. I say use what you have :) I bet old twist ties from your bread bags would work too!
Edited to add: I have Val's blessing to post her video, so here it is, enjoy!!
OK, that's all I have for you and now it is time to float on over to Yapha Mason's blog to see what amazing things she has created!