LOL I've been busy stamping and been doing some more challenges. I also played along in the Mini VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on SCS this weekend. It was a BLAST and so so fun. LOL I've also been spending WAY too much time on the PIF threads and got to meet some wonderful new friends.
On Saturday one of the girls (scraphappilly on SCS) and I decided spur of the moment to get together and go shopping at Hobby Lobby. We found out we live about 30 min from each other so it was a nice quick trip. LOL we had a HOOT and gabbed and gabbed and gabbed. The shopping was fun too I just wish I had more money to spend on my addic....... I'm I mean my stamping habit. Heidi did buy 2 copics and I'm still waiting on her info about how nice they are. LOL then maybe I'll get on the copic bandwagon TOO. Talking about that I just got MY very first ever Bella. I got her in a PIF thread and she's Bubblebella. When I first heard about Bella's I didn't think too much about them and thought igh I'm not gonna go there and start that up. LOL well oh boy I'm HOOKED. And all it took was ONE little Bella. So go see what there is on the Stampingbella site maybe just maybe you'll get bit by the Bellabug too lol.
Ok on to the cards.
This cutey card here I made on Monday. I was browsing the new cards and found a card that used this flower scallop from the new So Many Scallops SAB set. LOL I just HAD to make my own and so out came the DP and the colors went from there. Man the new 5/8 grossgrain from SU is SO fun to use.
This is the first of the VSN night cards. It uses the Faux Silk technique and it's SO easy. LOL to think I was intimidated at first to try this technique. Well let me tell you it's SUPA easy and fun. I LOVE the retired set In the Spotlight. LOL so glad my demo sold it to me!! Luv ya Jill!!!
The next challenge was to have (0r in my case make) a card and then case it but doing a SLIM version lol. Because the mini VSN was all about fashion, and we ALL know models are supposed to be tall and skinny right? Anyhoo these use the also retired hostess set Flowers for a Friend. Three of the flowers on each card is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.
Here's another technique I've never tried until this weekend. It's called Split negative and a tutorial can be found here. It's a lot easier than it looks believe me. Only trouble I had was cutting the paper once the embossing powder was already heated on it. The cutter kept wanting to scrape off the EP. Not sure I like the summer sun on there but oh well.
The last of the 4 challenges I did was this beauty. I LOVE pearl ex because it makes everything so shiny and sparkly. This is ANOTHER hostess set I used. Not sure when it retired but it's called Haute Couture. LOL it just sounded so "right" for this night that I had to reach for it. The certainly celery piece is stamped with the shoe image and then embossed with my cuttlebug embossing folder called Texture. Gotta love that cuttlebug eh?
Well I'm off to go to some challenges on SCS and HOPEFULLY I'll be able to upload those today. If not look for 'em tomorrow.