25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday

Welcome! It’s the last week of our Somewhere over the Rainbow theme.  So, I started singing the song in my head and thinking about what you find over the rainbow, and came up with birds, melting troubles, and daring dreams.

Incorporating the bird was easy with our 2-step Bird punch, and Word Play’s “Wish Big” was a natural for daring to dream.  The troubles melting like lemon drops was a little more difficult, and I’m still not completely pleased with them, but I procrastinated too long to have time to tweak it anymore! :) 


Soooo… Here’s what I used:  I used the Small Oval Punch  and the Calendar Alphabet and Numbers stamp set to make a row of lemon drops spelling out “troubles,” and I used the rain drops stamp from “My Friend” to show them melting away.

I’m still not completely happy with this, and I think I would like it better if I’d used a different color ribbon.  Maybe an orange or a red.  Didn’t have those colors on hand, though, so white it is!

Here’s the complete list:

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Concord Crush, Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue

Punches: 2-3/8 Scallop Circle, 1-3/4” Circle, Small Oval, Itty Bitty Shapes, Scallop Edge Border

Stamp Sets: Word Play, My Friend, Calendar Alphabet and Numbers, Itty Bitty Bits

Accessories: Sponge Dauber

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday #21

Welcome! I think I've finally recovered from convention brain!  It seems like with all of the swaps to make before convention and all of the sensory overload during convention, it takes awhile to acclimate to regular life again. :)  So this month's theme is Over the Rainbow, and here's what I came up with:

I decided to try out some of the new MDS tricks I learned at convention.  I used a stamp for the basket of the balloon, and a heart punch and a circle punch for the actual balloon.

To make the rainbow, I used a series of circle punches layered behind each other. Each are filled with designer paper, which is then moved outside the punch so that only the drop shadow is left showing.  I moved the shadow to the top left of the punch and copied it for each layer.  The purple layer is the front punch, and I left it filled with the same script designer paper that I used on the card base.

I hope you enjoyed my foray into MDS. Have a great week!