Friday, March 9, 2012

Not Months, But Moments

These are 2 of the very first unmounted stamps I had purchased. Of the gazillion or so unmounted stamps I have bought these are only 2 of them that have not touched ink. I have decided to pull out all these unused stamps and bring some life to them. Going through my image book, I found this image and sentiment went really well together.

I absolutely love the Memorybox Dies. They cut so perfectly. The border is called Butterfly Chain and the flourish is Elegant Scrollwork. I was quite unsure about purchasing the flourish since it is such a "thin" flourish with lots of swirls. I could just picture ripping it trying to get it out of the die. It never happened! The flourish just falls out of the die perfectly on it's own.

I am not sure if I said this in other posts, but just in case...The best way to adhere intricate die cuts is to use a spray adhesive. I use the 3M Spray Mount which does not become permanent right away, so you have time to get the item placed just right.

WOW, check out this card stock! I am soooooo in love with it. I found it at a scrapbook store about 1 1/2 hours from my house. I so wish I could find it local or even on line. It is kind of expensive, but the emboss and shimmer of the card stock is stunning. Hmmmm....wonder if there are more embossed designs out there beside the butterflies! OH, how I wish I knew how to Google it!

These flowers are from the wedding isle at Micheal's. They come in a huge bunch for 1 or 2 dollars. I took the yellow center off of them and added rhinestones to match. The pink tear drop things are part of the bunch and easily come apart to use.

I have the hardest time getting a good picture when I used the shimmer paper (well...actually...I only use shimmer paper, lol) I have been playing with the white setting on my camera and that seems to help a little. I have tried to edit the photos with Microsoft Picture Manager Editing Program, which really does not do much at all. I have tried editing in my Photoshop Elements and that does work much better. I have yet to figure out how to get the colors to remain the way they really are as I play with the lighting though. I guess there is always something new to learn!

I just signed up for an online Quilling class through My Creative Classroom. I have taken a few classes from them and have learned a lot from them. For the next few weeks you will probably be seeing quite a few quilled project!

Have a wonderful weekend...HUGS


lisa808 said...

Wow Sandy, is this card ever gorgeous!!! Love the shimmer paper, the pretty image & sentiment, and gorgeous die cuts (especially the butterfly chain).

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow, wow and wow!! Sooooo very elegant, I love the sentiment and the paper and colors, simply stunning! I love seeing your work!! TFS


Favorite Favors said...

Sandy, this card is so very beautiful!!!