I have been really in love with Memory Box, but when I had the chance to take one of Dave's classes.... it was all over!!! Now, I can't get enough of them..... I love them so much and the steel dies that they are manufacturing are out of this world! So for this post, I am pulling out some of my older stamps.... ones I purchased a while back but had yet to get inky..... why is it that we continue to "need" more stamps, but the poor things don't see ink??????? I am trying this year to make an effort to use all my stamps, or put them in a box and take to the used stamped sale.... it is now or never!
Ok, enough of that.... this first card is one that I was surprised at how much I liked it.... Not usually my kind of thing, I wanted to try stamping on acetate and coloring with Copic markers on the back.... I took the Inspire Butterfly Collage stamp.... I stamped it twice... once on acetate with Stazon Jet Black ink - be careful that you have a steady hand as the ink/stamp will tend to slip on the acetate..... and once on PTI white with Memento Tuxedo Black ink..... After letting the acetate image dry, I cut it out with scissors and then used my Copic markers to color on the back of the acetate (not the side with the inked image)...... I computer generated the words "you" and "me" so that the card sentiment reads You Inspire Me..... I glued the acetate butterfly on with glossy accents just right behind the body part. The PTI image was matted with black cardstock and the edges were distressed with Tumbled Glass distress ink from Ranger..... I cut a background layer from Basic Grey Out of Print 6x6 paper pad, tied a twill ribbon, and added the bling - they were ivory self adhesive pearls from Want2Scrap and I colored them with my BG05 Copic Marker to change them to the blues I had been working with..... a couple more pearls placed around the image, and it is ready to go!
Paper: PTI Black, White, Basic Grey Out of Print 6x6 paper pack, Acetate from office supply store
Stamp: Memory Box Inspire Butterfly Collage G1352
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Copic Markers – B05, BG05, BG09, BG15, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Embellishments: Black Twill Ribbon from stash, Want2Scrap self adhesive pearls – colored with BG05
Computer generated text “you” and “me”
And for card #2 today.... we have a very similar image - the Adore Peony Collage stamp by Memory Box. This time, I stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI white cardstock..... I cropped the image close, and took my Y13 Copic marker to make a yellow border around the edge..... matted that to orange and then to black.... the second stamped image was colored with Copic markers and then detail cut with scissors.... the flower pieces and leaves were glued to the main image panel..... the background paper is also Memory Box 6x6 Pixie paper stack.... keeping them similar, I used black twill ribbon again on this one.....
Paper: PTI Black and White, Memory Box Pixie 6x6 paper pad, orange paper from stash
Stamp: Memory Box Adore Peony Collage G1433
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers – G21, G24, G28, RV21, RV23, RV25, Y13
Embellishments: black twill ribbon from stash
And, finally, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Tiffany Doodles blog hop! All the comments were amazing to read and I hope you were all inspired to try something new.....
I suppose, I must now say, Let the week begin.... even though I want the weekend to last a little longer..... I must admit, while I love working at my LSS, yesterday wore me out and I didn't really feel like doing anything today... but, I am proud of myself for getting off the couch and creating 2 cards.... got to keep the creativity flowing, right???? And, yesterday was a blast - what is better than doing what you love all day???? I even had a fabulous new customer at the end of the day, and just the rush of putting together a new project is totally worth it! While I love the regulars who really just know what they want/need.... it is so much fun to see the lightbulb that illuminates when someone "sees" what you are trying to show them.... I think that is probably why teachers do what they do... it is so rewarding!
Ok, enough of that.... time to get myself prepped for the week ahead! I hope it is a great one for all of you... and try to get some stamping in... I know I will try....