Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Its been a few weeks since I last posted, but its been a busy Christmas. December was a month of relaxing and getting to know my new baby boy, Caius. We spent our Christmas at home and took it as easy as we could (a few sleepless nights). I still haven't been able to get to craft room, but I'm hoping that I will be able to very soon. However, I did have a few cards made up before my son arrived and I will share those with you.
Valentine's Day is the upcoming holiday, so I have a two love notes to show you. Both cards were created using the Letterpress Plates from the Holiday mini. They have carried over into the new Occasions Mini, so please check it out. The letterpress plates require Craft Ink. Previously you could purchase full size ink pads in all the colors, but now you can only purchase the Craft ink spots, Craft Ink refills, and a uninked craft pad. I still have a few colors in the full size ink pads, so I used Real Red. Before I explain any more things, I will show you the cards.
I used the Twisted Pyramid technique on both cards. I came across this technique on a fellow Stamper's blog, Lynn Pratt at Stamp n' Design.
She provides all the directions and a free template.
I really enjoyed making these two cards. I love the look of the twisted pyramid. You can use any large stamp image, such as a background stamp or scenic stamp. I used the letterpress plate, Lots of Love.
These 2 cards have lots of layers and textures. The letterpress plates imprint the image onto card stock, therefore adding texture.
On the first card, I used Very Vanilla satin ribbon, and mini library clips. The color combo is Real Red, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla.
On this second card, I used brads from the Metallic collection and 1/8" Real Red taffeta ribbon. The color combo s Real Red, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla. This card is perfect to give to the Man in your life for any romantic occasion.
Since it is the new year, I have a New Year's Resolution. My resolution is to post at least once a week, and to share a new technique each week. I'm hoping I can keep to this promise, but with a little one around, I may get behind. Please be patient.
All the best in 2011 and I hope you enjoy each day.