Thursday, August 10, 2006

Back to Stampin'

Two more projects using the Nature Prints stamp set. The "Memories" book I can take full credit for. I've been wanting to alter a school composition book for some time now and finally got around to doing it. It was really fun to do, but there is one caution. After I had the whole thing finished I openned the book and discovered that I had put the cover design on the book upside down. Since I used sticky tape (which is very well named!) I couldn't just remove the cover paper and turn it around. I was able to remove all the taped on cover articles. Since I had stamped directly on the cover I had to sticky tape a new cover sheet on. This then became to back of the book. I then Carefully retaped and stamped the front right side up this time!

The Happy Birthday card I cannot take credit for. I CASED it from the Stampers Showcase on the SU demonstrator web site. It was designed by Adele Heffern. I was intrigued by her method of making the wooden wall behind the trophy fish and wanted to see how it would really turn out. I LOVE IT! The wood grain backgroound was created by taking a piece of Creamy Carmel card stock and swiping the edge of the Whisper White craft ink pad over from top to bottom. After it has dried you then go over it again in the same manner but with a Creamy Carmel craft pad. when that has dried you mark the lines for the boards and dots for the nails. It turned out better that I had even imagined and it is so perfect for this card. Thank you Adele.

1 comment:

Susan said...

These projects are wonderful, Suzanne. I love the technique you described to make the fence - will have to try that soon. I like the way the fish painting is hanging on the fence, too. A great male card! What a shame you had to do your other page twice, but what a nce result.

I am sorry I have been quiet for awhile - have been overwhelmed with work and today was the first day off I had had in some time. Most of it was spent on housework, but I am going to update my own blog now.

It's funny how you are over there in the heat while I have layers of clothes on and a wood fire burning. It is quite cool over here. TOmorrow is Saturday and my dh wants to go fishing - and wants me to come. We'll see what the weather is like at 6am and will go if it isn;t too windy. The inlet we are going to is an hor and a half away from home, so it is going to be a long day. I do love being outdoors though so it is going to be good to be out for the day even if we don't put the dinghy in the water! Bye for now.