I’m still fighting a killer toothache. My brother is my dentist and I did get an emergency appointment with him first thing this morning. Now I’m on antibiotics and he is watching to make sure I don’t need a root canal. Oh joy! I’m popping Advils like they are candy. Only good thing is that I definitely don’t feel like eating! Hopefully I’ll lose weight from enduring all this.
I have a lot of friends with birthdays coming up soon so I spent a few hours in my Studio making up some birthday cards. I decided to finally mount my hostess stamp set, Echos of Kindness…such a pretty set. It is also amazingly easy to work with! I love the abstract images, so you can watercolor them easily.
I started by stamping the image with Basic Brown and using my Blender Pen and ink pads to color in the flower image with Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. I followed a sketch challenge that was on SUDSOL (the best place for demos to get help building their business…click on the button at the bottom of my sidebar for a free two-week trial!) The base of the card is Regal Rose, with a layer of Pink Pirouette over top. A piece of the Raspberry Tart DSP with Kiwi Kiss two-tone satin ribbon tied around it. Then I added the stamped flower, layered on Regal Rose. Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday from Think Happy Thoughts with Basic Brown on Whisper White, punched with the 1 1/4 circle, then punched a circle of Regal Rose and a Scallop Circle of Kiwi Kiss. I pierced each of the scallops with the piercing tool and added dimensionals on the back to pop it up. Last, I punched a Pink Pirouette flower from the Trio of Flowers punch and placed a mini brad thru the center and thru the scallop circle. Fun!
Going to keep this brief, I think I need more Advil and to lay on the couch a few minutes.
Sets: Echos of Kindness, Think Happy Thoughts
C/S: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart DSP
Inks: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Other: 1 1/4, 1 3/8, Scallop Circle punches; Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, Mini brad, Trio of Flowers punch, Blender pen, piercing tool