Today's card doesn't have a video with it - sorry!
I'm going to be posting more "just cards" posts in the future - I want to be able to sit down and create and not have to do everything off to my side because I have a camera in the way LOL! Plus it will be nice to just create without worrying about time constraints (the longer I film the longer I have to edit afterwards) and all that and just have fun.
Of course there will still be (hopefully lots!) of videos. I have all sorts of ideas in the works and plans and good things *grin*.
With it being *thisclose* to fall I'm feeling so energized and just ready to take on the world. Fall/autumn is definitely my most FAVOURITE time of the year - my only regret is up here it doesn't last very long - it feels like I blink and it's winter :(. I'm hoping as always that this year the season lasts for a good long time - now that I'm at home all the time (even though I'm just as busy as ever - it's just a change in location) I really hope to ENJOY the cooler weather.
Anywho the reason for all this chatter leads me to my card. I got these new CCDesigns stamps with the Halloween images I posted about the other day, and immediately thought about fall and the colors and got to work making this card:
This is a new line CCDesigns is carrying called Roberto's Rascals - they're really cute!
This is "Playful Henry" - and y'all are getting a SNEAK PEEK of him as he's not yet available - he's part of the September CCDesigns release. I'll be posting more from that release in a couple of weeks when they're actually available!
You can see the RR images that *are* available right now HERE <-----click!
So I stamped the Playful Henry onto some watercolor cardstock with my Versafine Onyx Black ink then used my Distress Markers and a waterbrush to color in the image.
That was another reason I didn't film while I made this card. It's been a while since I've done any watercoloring and it took me a couple of tries and a few ruined pieces of cardstock to remember what on earth I was doing LOL.
The sentiments are from my Brothers & Sisters set - this set was released some time ago and I finally got a chance to use it. I was pretty happy with how I created it so that you can customize your cards more with all the different options!
I'm pretty sure I bought this patterned paper (Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection) last fall and never got the chance to use it. When I was going through all my 6x6 packs I came across this one and it was PERFECT with this image.
The jute packing twine I think I picked up at a dollar store years ago - I bought a couple of them years ago and can't for the life of me remember where... I used a small circle punch to punch a "notch" out of the main image to give me a spot to tie a bow. I then used some of Jody's red line adhesive circles to attach the main image to the card front - watercolor paper is a bit more difficult to adhere (I assume b/c of the fibers in it), and adhering it ove the jute like this means it either needed to be popped up on dimensionals (which I didn't want to do) or STRONG adhesive. So red-line to the rescue - and it worked just like I wanted it to *grin*.
On the inside of the card I stamped the Playful Henry image again using mustard ink - I stamped it off onto scratch paper and used the "second generation" of the ink - that way I got a lighter image so that you can write over it with a pen and not be as distracted by the stamped image.
The sentiment is from the Brothers & Sisters set - I thought it was rather fitting with this type of image!
So that's it for today's post - I plan on doing a video using the girl version of this image along with the same patterned paper and watercoloring and all that. Once I was done this card I wanted to keep using the papers and thought hey why not? But that you won't get to see for another couple of weeks (sorry!). When I made this card and typed up this post yesterday I didn't even realize that this image wasn't available - I've been out of the stamping game for so long I forgot what I was doing :P. However Christine (owner of CCDesigns) said it was OK for me to post this sneak peek for y'all so here it is!
What do you guys think of this new line?
Stampin' Up! More Mustard Cardstock and Dye Ink (discontinued)
Small Corner Rounder Punch