The days are flying by! We had some weird flu/cold go through our house this past week. It was a mixture of symptoms and as such I couldn't even begin to classify it but ALL the adults in the household including my mum who came for a visit got it. Fortunately we are on the mend.
I recently created an "inspired by" card from the front cover of the March/April issue of Paper Crafts Magazine (the button trees). Debbie Olson is one of my stamping heroes. She is such a sweetheart too. We enjoyed some good talks back at winter CHA in 2009 and it was really neat to hear her take about card design. I love how she has the ability to masterfully craft cards that are both simple or detailed. I have learned a lot from her over the years (especially about Copics!) and am sure will be inspired by more years to come. Thank you Debbie for all your contributions to the paper crafting world and your inspiration!!
Stamp Set(s) sentiment from Teacher's Apple by PTI, image from Beyond Basic borders by PTI
Cardstock: Vintage Cream by PTI
Patterned Paper: Little Miss Muffet "Delight" Purple Plumes Paper from Quite Contrary collection by MME, Mary Mary Happy Birthday Grown Up Paper from Quite Contrary by MME, Graph paper by Scenic Route
Ink: True Black by PTI
Accent: Buttons by PTI
Tools: Crop-a-dile corner rounder, sewing machine
1. Create card base.
2. Cut strips.
3. Sew Strips to card.
4. Stamp image and sentiment.
5. Adhere buttons.
As a special treat, I'd like to offer you a chance to win my Take Three: Spring stamp set in exchange to hear from you. Which paper crafter inspires you? and why? Make sure to include a link to their blog/work. I'll leave this post open for the next 5 days. I'll draw a name using random generator and announce a winner on April 21st so be sure to check back!
Thanks so much for visiting today. I look forward to hearing from you.