4 Oct 2007

Hats Off!!

I had math class with my daughter, H on Tuesday so no time to play with my card stuff. And yesterday I got to look after my sweet little grandson, and I kind of got the message that grandma should not be making cards when he was eating bits of paper and rolling around in the glitter! (not really, but you know what I mean!!)
This morning I was able to finish this little girl up and she is kind of cute-in a strong sort of way!!

The background is that beautiful paper from Stampin' Up from the Secret Garden Pack. It has gorgeous apricots and olive and a kind of a chartreuse thing happening.

I had scraps of patterned paper that matched the Secret Garden paper, so I cut it into three strips to resemble ribbon and glued them on the end of the paper. I stamped the sentiment with black ink and brushed some green chalk over it to tone down the white. This is another rubber stamp that I purchased from River City Rubber Works last week. It says " "Hats prevent the growth of new brain cells" he said sternly. She nodded & vowed to buy herself an elegant hat with flowers, organza & a veil the very next day"

I have had the hat stamp, which was from Stampendous, for ages and I thought it would go with that. My cool-i-o ticket punch from Stampin' Up was used on it and the background it is glued on. Then I took my paper piercer and pierced holes all around the edges, except for the left edge, just for a different sort of look! I matted that on the coral paper and glued it kind of haphhazardly (?) on the Secret Garden Paper.

I stamped the hat stamp in black ink and punched it out with the Giga Scalloped Paper Punch and coloured it with my Sakura glitter pens (LUV those things!!). Again, I punched around it with my paper piercer and then stamped around it with my little dauber in Olympia Green Versafine Ink. I attached a coral flower and some ribbon which I had to colour with my tombow markers in order to get the right colour!

Today is grocery day, and we are having our wine party tomorrow night, but I think we are going to just have pasta with a ground beef and ground sausage tomato sauce, caesar salad and garlic bread. So that will be easy-peasy!! The easiest part of all is picking out the wine. I go to the liquor store, I tell the clerk what I am serving and she picks out the appropriate wine for me. They are all so well schooled in alcohol!! LUCKY ME!!

1 comment:

  1. These hats are wonderful and I love the design of the card!


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