As you can see, I rarely ever end up using the exact measurements as the sketch has. Instead, I tend to work around whatever sized image I want to use for the focal point... Here are three cards and a few supplies used.
Background patterned paper was a scrap of something that I must have more of. I don't know the designer. The digi stamp is a new one by Bugaboo. I love her! I colored with my Bic Mark-it markers. I used a Dazzles sentiment and a few scraps of shamrock ribbon and some fuzzy brads. Oh... And an EK border punch.
I used Kraft cardstock and some of my precious denim patterned paper. (Denim paper is just one of my favorite things!) when working with denim paper, distressing the edges of the paper with a darker blue makes the edges really stand out. I did this with the three horizontal strips, and added the silver snaps, because they go good with denim. :) The stamp is one that I bought in a gift shop in Yellowstone for a hundred dollars. Ok... It wasn't really THAT expensive, but it was a bear stamp, so I had to have it. Bears are one of my favorite things too! I colored them with pencils. Oh, and that sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.
I used Kraft cardstock for my base and some wood patterned and map patterned paper from the Tradewinds DCWV mat stack. I used a Spellbinders Nestie punch for the mat that I stamped the seahorse on. That cute little seahorse came from the dollar bin at Michael's. I heat embossed with black embossing powder so he has a LOT of texture and dimension, then colored with markers. Doesn't he look real? I added pearl paint to the wood strips and thought to myself that I really must practice with pearl paint because my pearls are totally asymmetrical and lumpy. I do love that seahorse though... The seahorse stamp is the one that has caused the uproar of the weekend around here. I stopped for a few goodies at Michael's on Friday and came home with some paper and new stamps. Hubby got all judgemental and started asking if these were stamps that I really NEEDED or if I just WANTED them. I didn't particularly like his tone or the way he was eyeballing my stash... It was then that hubby declared me to be "...one rubber stamp away from an episode of Hoarders." The good news is, his doctors are hopeful and expect a full recovery, and he should be out of the ICU by some time next week. :)
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