“Where oh where has Andrea gone, oh where, oh where can she be?” If you’re singing this refrain, then please know that I’m here and that I have been doing some stamping, I’ve just been caught up in some business-related “housekeeping.” I’m in the midst of a number of different projects. First of all, my stamp room renovations have moved into the “decorating” stage, which means I’ve been doing all sorts of fun shopping. I’ve been planning my classes for the fall, and although I won’t offer any specific details yet, I have all sorts of great classes in mind. I’ve also been spending some time updating my blog and website, trying to make sure that it is easy and customer-friendly.
For my stamp club this month I’m focusing on Pick a Petal and the Pretties Kit. I’ll be doing the ladybug card that I posted earlier this month, this card and another box that I’ll be posting a bit later. This card was inspired by a card that I saw on SCS (take a look at it HERE). I took the color combination and the layout, and then came up with the rest. I started by taking a piece of Kraft CS and misting it with water then repeatedly crumpling and un-crumpling it. I let it dry then stamped it with a petal from the Pick a Petal stamp set in White Craft Ink. The petals were curled around a pencil, then mounted using mini glue dots. The hat pin with the threaded beads & pearls were attached at the center of the flower using a pop-up glue dot, then a white flower was pressed onto it. I colored a smaller flower using Soft Sky ink and a sponge dauber and adhered it to the larger silk flower using a glue dot. Finally I attached a medium-sized half-back pearl, again with a mini glue dot. The greeting is from Hugs and Wishes and was stamped then embossed in white. The cardstock mat is soft sky. I used DTP (Direct to Paper) with White Craft Ink both on the card front and the Kraft mat.
If you’re reading this and you live in Cambridge, ON or surrounding areas (Kitchener, Waterloo, Milton, Elmira, St. George, Brantford, Paris, etc.) and want to see what Stamp Club is all about, give me a call. First-time guests are always FREE!