Friday, January 8, 2010
Matryoshka, Oh my!
In honor of the new Occasions Mini catalog I thought it would be appropriate to post the first card I made with my pre-order from last month. Sadly, I wasn't able to delve into the treasure until last week because of the Holidays but hope to make up for it soon. When I saw this color combination that Tessa used on Splitcoast I love it. So here's my take on Kraft, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay.
I stamped the My Matryoshka dolls on glossy white card stock with Stazon black ink. I colored them in with a combination of the Stamp n write markers and blender pens in the larger areas for more shading. I punched the hole for the slider with the wide oval punch. I used the new clear mount version of the stamp set and loved how well they worked. It was great being able to line up the border that I stamped on the Kraft cardstock. (Although, I have to say that I didn't keep my best card for myself, I made 24 of these for a swap. In hindsight I could have taken a picture of one of the better cards beforehand.) The sentiment is from the Well Scripted stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog as well, stamped in Whisper White craft ink.
I hope to get more actual stamping done soon, however I promised myself I could once I cleaned up my kitchen island that has been taken over from all the scraps from my Christmas card class and my workshops from last month. If only I had more energy! Or time!