Hi everyone, I'm so sorry I've been neglecting my blog. I hope to get into a rhythm soon (and to get my desktop fixed!) so that I can be a little more consistent. We're almost done unpacking (which means everyone except me is done - stamping space is STILL a mess!!) But I just seem to have so many errands to run, and no energy by the time I've finished. However, all is going well, and we're already past the point in this pregnancy where Julia was born (WOOHOO!) So I guess that means I am more pregnant than I have ever been. And so far, I have not been restricted yet (i.e. bedrest, etc.) which my husband keeps reminding me I need to keep resting so that I don't have that happen.
On to the card! Here's another card I made for the Pretties SIYJ party last Monday. Charmaine's second challenge to us all was to create a square card. I LOVE to make square cards, although this one is a little smaller than I usually do (it's only 4.25" square.)
I started by stamping my Off to School Sophia with Brilliance black ink onto some whisper white cardstock (my PTI paper was buried!) and then again onto my lovely Basic Grey Eurphoria paper. I pieced her dress after coloring the rest of her with Jane's Copic markers. Speaking of which, I'm not sure I've really gotten the hang of those things...will have to play a little more before deciding if I really like them or not.
Next, I created a square card from some Pink Pirouette cardstock. I used a sponge and slid some white tafetta ribbon over my Pink Pirouette ink pad to die the ribbon (I think it turned out a little orange-y in my photo though!) and tied that around a square of the Euphoria DP before adhering that to the card. Lastly, I backed the Sophia layer with some Pacific Point cardstock and adhered that on too. Overall, she was a pretty quick card...and I LOVE this new Euphoria paper for paper piecing...such lovely patterns!!!
Ok...now that it's actually wednesday before I"m finishing this post (dh has been trying to fix my desktop and it's slightly better, but still having issues) I guess I'll try to be back soon with my Pretty Wednesday creation for Julies challenge to make a differently shaped card. Oh, and don't forget about the amazing sale Christie has going over at the Prettie Boutique - 40% off EVERYTHING!!! If you haven't already, be sure to go check it out before everything is GONE!!!
Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Off to School Sophia by Paper Pretties
CS: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point, Basic Grey Euphoria DP
Ink: Brilliance black
Acc: Copic markers, white tafetta ribbon, sponge