Can you tell I'm dreaming of warm weather the last couple of weeks?! LOL Dreaming of driving around in the sunshine with the windows rolled down yesterday :o)
(I try so hard to keep my cards "normal" size so they actually fit in the envelopes I have but I get so carried away adding borders, I think! I never know where a card is going till I finish the main panel...)
STAMPS: I Brake For Stamps - Time to Stamp sheet and Stampinback flourish
INKS: Stampin' Up! Taken with Teal and Tempting Turqoise, Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze, and you guessed it LOL Staz-On Jet Black!
SUPPLIES: #16 yarn needle, brayer, stamp positioner
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkie Brayered Tapping, FEB 09 newsletter
NOTES: after doing the background and adding the images in blue, it looked too plain so I added the shells in black but then they stood out too much LOL so then I took a freshly inked Staz-On black pad and edged the whole panel ~ I have a hard time getting some paper piecing to show up so I bought a large yarn needle to make more dramatic holes and applied my teal cs behind the main panel before punching so the dark purple would show behind it. So it was pretty tough to punch thru both layers with a blunt edged "needle" so I used a ruler and punched thru the cs first with a regular piercer, which is sharper. It still took a bit of pressure so I used a rubber jar loosener to grasp the yarn needle which was the perfect amount of cushion for my fingers ~ the dark teal cardfront was stamped with the cheesecloth-looking net stamp
I'll be back shortly with the name of the Blog Candy winner!!!