Getting to that point folks where all I want to do is put my feet up and relax with the pregnancy. I've commandeered Matt's favorite recliner and am coming to you live from the far corner of the family room with the help of my laptop. I might just stay here if nobody helps me up. You all will just have to bear with me if I am absent for a week or so from the blog. Just got to take care of myself and this baby:).
Still trying to get a few things done here and there. Remember I mentioned I wanted to use Pond Life for Hank's birthday thank yous? Got those done. I couldn't get the idea out of my head of putting that adorable frog in a jelly jar, just like I did when I was a kid. Cut the jar shaped card (jar_0336) on my Silhouette. You can turn any shape into a card using the copy/paste, mirror, and weld features.
Not entirely satisfied with how they turned out. Kinda muddy looking. Need more color. I'll probably build the idea of a jar card in the future. I do that a lot, do you? Have one idea morph into another until you have something really cool.
Also, I promised last week that I'd do a little tutorial about how to make this two-tone flower (in Enchanted Evening and Hawaiian Shores) using PTI's Beautiful Blooms II and the dies.
First you die cut two flowers per size and stamp them in different colors.
Next, you take one and cut apart the petals. You only need three of the six.
Layer and adhere the petals on the whole flowers.
Stack and build until you are done.
Supplies for Jar Cards:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Pond Life, Honey Bees, Mega Mixed Messages
Perfect Match Ink: New Leaf, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, True Black
Transparency: Magic Scraps (remember them?!?!)
PTI Rustic twine