I never did get the stamping time I had planned on yesterday - instead I got hit with a nasty flu bug and spent the afternoon and evening on the couch. I'll spare y'all the icky details - needless to say I was SICK. I didn't get much sleep (concentrating too hard on NOT throwing up) and got up this morning feeling like I'd been hit by a bus!
Thankfully this seems to be a 24 hour flu bug as I'm feeling a lot better - still not 100% but I'll take any improvement over how I felt last night. I am really hoping that no one else catches this - even though it's short-lived it's not fun to go through!
Anywho - I have a couple of cards to share that I made last week. I discovered this incredibly cute stamp line recently and HAD to get some of the sets. They were too cute to pass up. My Cute Stamps is the name of the company - go check them out here <---click!
Of course I had to get the Royal Celebration set - you should have seen the look on Veronica's face when I opened the package and showed her this set. I ended up stamping off a bunch of the images onto white cardstock for her and Josie to cut and color - they loved that!
For this first card I stamped the princess onto white cardstock and paper pieced her dress using patterned paper from the Imaginisce Fairest of Them All line. I colored her in with Copics and cut out the image with one of my circle Nestabilities dies. The sentiment is from MFT's Princess Birthday Set (another must-have set around here).
For the inside of the card I just lined it with the same patterned paper I used on the dress - you can see a glimpse of that in the Copic markers picture.
STAMPS: My Cute Stamps Royal Celebration set, My Favorite Thing's Princess Birthday.
CS: White, Celery Green, Brown, Pink, Imaginisce Fairest of Them All Patterned Paper.
INK: Memento Black, White Craft, Copic Markers.
ACCESSORIES: Circle Nestabilities Die, Ribbon, MM Ribbon Slot Punch, Prima Flowers, MM Star Brads, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles.
I had to make another card as soon as I finished the first one - the idea for the second one popped in my head as I was making the first so I had to get to it!
I stamped the Princess onto kraft cardstock and cut out with a rectangle nestabilitie then used my Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol to color her in. The wand is also from the Royal Celebration set, I just stamped it then colored it in as well.
The rest of the card was kept pretty simple - I added some ribbon, the scalloped mat (cut with another nestabilities die - I can't seem to NOT use them on a card lately), and some Prima flowers.
The inside of this card was kept simple as well - I lined it with the same patterned paper used on the front (more Imaginisce) then added a white scalloped piece to write on that I had stamped the wand on and colored with a Prismacolor pencil.
STAMPS: My Cute Stamps Royal Celebration Set.
CS: White, Kraft, Brown, Imaginisce Fairest of Them All Patterned Paper.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
ACCESSORIES: Prismacolor Pencils, Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Ribbon, Primas, Brads, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals.
Now I'm going to go cuddle up on the couch and see if there's any good movies to watch. Even though I'm feeling better I STILL feel like I've been hit by a bus - this morning I could barely move - now it's more just an achy feeling - blah.