Whilst I'll never win
any prizes for my painting abilities, I think these cards are just so,
As I suggested yesterday, I did a practice run on a spare piece
of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) before moving on to the white CS
supplied in the Colour Me Happy Project Kit.
had to choose a different Thank You stamp from the Banners for You
Stamp Set, as the stamp I used for the first two cards was too big for
the banners supplied for this card.
I didn't need my Stamp-a-ma-jig to
help me with the sentiment, but I did use it so the two birds were on
the same level!
When I did my practice run, I made a mess trying to
colour the birds legs using the Stampin' Blend Pen.
I found the answer
was to use the pen end of the Pumpkin Pie Marker Pen.
I was ready to stamp the sentiment, I painted the white CS banner
supplied using the Stampin' Blends, because the sentiment chosen by
Stampin' Up! was white writing on a black background!
On the first card I
assembled, I very clumsily allowed the banner to slip on the gold
surface of the foil starburst.
As I was using Tombow, it made a real
mess of starburst, so I turned it over, and with it resting on my
Silicone Craft Mat - so it didn't stick to anything - I painted the
reverse using the Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend.
At the same time I
also painted the reverse of another Gold Foil Starburst with the Dark
Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blend.
The reason the other three cards all have
the Gold Foil Starbursts, and no sign of the pink one, is that I made a
mess of the pink painted side! LOL!
Looking at all four cards, I prefer
the look of the coloured starburst rather than the Gold Foil
instructions said to add two pink and one blue sequin to each card, and
as I don't like sequins, I painted some Basic Pearls using the Dark
Pink Pirouette and Dark Pool Party Stampn' Blends.
I love the look of
the Basic Pearls and Rhinestones when they're painted to blend with the
picture on the instruction leaflet of this card, shows the white twine
tied at the front of the card with the bow sitting on the left hand side
by the sentiment, but I thought it looked too busy!
I wrapped my twine
around the image twice, and then tied a double knot, before tying the
I put a small dab of Tombow behind the bow, to make sure it
stays in place, and held my finger on it for about 15 - 20 seconds to
allow Tombow time to get a really good grip!
weekend we're off to the Stampin' Up! OnStage Convention in Solihull,
which means I'm busy making swaps.
I thought I'd chosen something quite
easy this time but I've only made 23 so far, with another 12 almost
There's no way I'll be making 100 in time for next Friday, but
I'll give it my bes shot!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend! That's it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.