Things have been super busy at home and with "the real world", and it saddens me that I haven't had dedicated time in the Scrap room like I would like. The launch of a new Mini catalog, the Color Renovation and the upcoming new Idea Book and Catalog for Stampin' Up definitely has us demonstrators busy busy bees, and we can't wait to show you some of our new goodies. :) I'll be posting some projects for upcoming workshops and classes in the next day or two, so stay tuned!
Now, on to the goodies for today! I FINALLY made it back into my Scrap space to get inky (;D) making Mother's Day cards for my mom and Mother in Law. Both cards were inspired by the fantastical Michelle Zindorf at http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com. I hope to one day be half as awesome as she is....
This is my card for my mom. She loves the water and birds, and I've always wanted to try the Reflection technique, so I went for it! I used SU glossy cardstock, a brayer, and stamps from Branch Out (retired) and Wonderful Favorites to create this card.
I love EVERYTHING in the new Summer Mini catalog!! My absolute favorite is the Tropical Party stamp set, featured here, along with Well Scripted from the Occasions Mini. I also used glossy cardstock here - I find my best brayering results with glossy - NEW Pacific Point cardstock, and Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue and Night of Navy inks for brayering and sponging. The black is Stayzon ink, dried with a heat tool to save time. I finished it up with the photo corners punch and silver brads. We're going to Maui in September with my in-laws, so I think she'll love the thought behind the card. :)
Hope you enjoy! I'll be back to posting regularly very soon! I promise!!