Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Computer is Sooooooooooo Slow

For those of you that are wondering, yes I am still making cards but having a hard time wanting to be on my computer because of our slow connection. Needless to say we'll have to figure something, lol. I think a new computer is in order, and a different internet connector.

I have three cards to post today, two of which are Christmas cards and the other one was one we made at a class. The first one is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It's made using the Bella Bleu dsp, not even Christmas pp but I saw it in the new Mini and loved how Christmasy it looked. I used my white craft ink to stamp snowflakes on the blue dsp and I used the new shimmer paint on the snowflakes. I cannot say enough about this stuff! Normally the Not Quite navy is a little to stark next to this dsp but after dabbing white shimmer paint on the snowflakes, it became the perfect colour! I also added silver brads to the centres just because it felt like something was missing, but you could make it without. After the card was all finished I kept looking at the big very vanilla piece thinking it looked too bare. So I grabbed my paper piercer and then went on to destroy my card, lol. I have learned that it is very hard piercing pp when you have that many layers, hence the really crooked piercing job! Live and learn...

This next card is from a sketch I saw somewhere on the www. I wasn't too keen on this particular sheet of dsp from the Christmas Cocoa pack so I thought why not force myself to use it and now I like it. Isn't it funny how sometimes it doesn't take much to change one's mind? lol. Once again I punched the snowflake with SU!'s new snowflake punch (love it) and dabbed on the champagne mist shimmer paint. IRL it actually makes the Soft Suede pp look bronze after you've dabbed the paint on.

And this last card is one that we made at one of my stamp classes. We used SU!'s chalk to give the tree some life, I have this stuff and should use it way more often. One container and you get all of SU!'s colours, very good way of colouring if you don't have all of their inks. I also used the dsp from the Hostess Level 1 paper pack, so nice to have for card making!

Well that's it for me and my cards today. Thanks for stopping by!!

1 comment:

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