Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2-Step Bird Punch & Elements of Style Love Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Find Some Fresh Tomatoes To Eat!

Okay - maybe today's lesson didn't come from the craft room...well, it almost did since I look out the craft room window and can see the tomatoes in the garden!  For the past few years we have enjoyed growing vegetables and seem to get a huge delight out of eating homegrown tomatoes.  If you haven't grown your own, try to seek out some from a neighbor or local farmer's market.  However, I should warn you, you will never want to eat a store-bought tomato again!

Today's card took a vintage turn :)  I used Confetti card stock and stamped the floral image from Elements of Style with Crumb Cake ink.  I also stamped the flourish image from the same stamp set and the heart image from the Tiny Tags stamp set on the card stock - the flourish in Crumb Cake and the heart in Soft Suede at half strength.  I dipped a brush in a mixture of champagne shimmer paint and alcohol and painted a few of the flowers to give them some shimmer (it is difficult to see in the photo).  The bird was punched out of Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped in Soft Suede with the A to Z stamp.  The wing was stamped with the floral image from Elements of Style.  Both pieces were sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The tag was sponged with some Soft Suede and then stamped with an image from the Tiny Tags set and a greeting from Short & Sweet.  The Kraft taffeta ribbon was adhered to the card using sticky strip.  Don't forget, you can make your white taffeta ribbon any color with a little ink and water!  I hope you like it!  Now go eat some tomatoes...or, you can shop here now - both are equally yummy :)

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