I decided to travel WAY out of my comfort zone and make a really, really festive tag. I needed a topper for a present, and red and blue seemed to naturally over take the project. It ended up looking so very cute on the top of the present! And because of the color combo I could see it from across the room. I just love the little paper circles and flags. It really was the perfect paper to use on their project.
Oh and one quick tip. The green glitter ribbon that I have is AWESOME, but I was very disappointed that the glitter on it does flake off after awhile. So sad... That's the main reason I bought it was to solve my age old glitter issues. Namely I truly love, love, love glitter, but HATE it when it gets all over everything. And have tried so many methods to solve this issue. Nothing has worked so far. Anyway, to make the green glitter ribbon usable I coated the top of it with glossy accents. It works... the glitter is still glittery and sticks to the page without rubbing off. So yea! But I am still on the quest to find the perfect glitter solution.
Look who I saw wondering around the stream in front of my apartment... mr Blue Heroin. The same one I saw fly down and land on the roof across from my apartment building at Christmas time. He loves wading in the little stream strutting his stuff and eating little crawdads. I can tell the kittys around he just have a fit with him. Because they want to pounce him soooooo bad, but he is just too big.
Yep! that's right ANOTHER scallop circle thank you card. Really I just love this technique too much. It makes all my dies fun again! If you haven't noticed I am a HUGE punch, and die addict. I really just can't get enough of them. And if you show me a new way to use them that makes them even more fun to get out and use then you have made me the happiest girl in the world.
But I have to tell you this card is part of a much
bigger task that I have set myself. A year ago when I was first getting into card stock and paper ( I have ALWAYS been into punches, dies, and stamps but was never really, really into papers until a year ago when I finally noticed just how amazing they were getting) I bought a card kit. Since I bought it I hadn't really touched it even though I liked everything in it. So after my move, and once I had settled in and organized my whole studio space I vowed that I would use up the whole kit no matter what. Even though it had a whole bunch of accessories that weren't really my style to use, ie... the clouds and velum die cuts on this card. But I find that working with items that are outside of your comfort zone exorcise your creative muscles. So that is exactly what I did! And I think it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Diamond -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408) -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Foam Mounting Squares Double Sided Extra Thick Small 200 Squares Per Package -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- 3m Scotch Quick-dry Tacky Adhesive 4oz -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch -- EK Success Tools Punch, Photo Labels, Large, Old Package -- Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamps -- Maya Road Baker's Twine Cording, Blackberry -- What's Up 6X6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey) -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Summer Sky -- Spellbinders S4-116 Nestabilities Small Standard Circles Die Template -- Spellbinders S4-115 Nestabilities Large Petite Scalloped Circles Die Template --
I just love my apartment complex. It's like living in a nature reserve. Tons of 30 year old trees. Lots of owls, racoons, and all kinds of birds and kittys. As i walk through the complex I've got a little swarm of butterflies or dragonflies escorting me. And in the huge olive tree right outside my window humming birds seem to like that spot best to take little breathers. It just crakes me up because you would think I live in the middle of nowhere, but I am in a completely urban city. This just happens to be a massive complex that was built in the 1980's for wealthy bachlors with a love of green space and all the trees grew up. Now it's like walking through a forest, and I love it. But I still have the convience of walking right outside the complex gate to find my favorite milk tea place and nail salon. Could life get any better than this?
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