I'm waiting for the call that my daughter is on the way home from her Girl Scout camping trip so I can go to pick her (and her gear) up. I've been working on a card (for fun!) while I wait. Here it is:
I really wanted to play in this month's Market Street Stamps Block Party, so I inked up my MSS Houndstooth background stamp so I could make a graphic design with a girl's best friend! Here's a closeup of all that fabulous houndstooth goodness.
My card base is also stamped with the houndstooth background. The (partially inked) sentiment comes from MSS Prancer.
I took my colors from this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.
I also finally had time to play with some new products today. A while back I was contacted by Bazzill Basics Paper to see if I'd like to try out their brand new line of Card Shoppe cardstock, a collection of smooth heavy-weight cardstock developed specifically for cardmakers. They sent me a sample pack of 56 sheets of gorgeous cardstock (2 sheets each of 28 different colors with fun candy-themed color names). I have been soooooooo busy with so many things recently that I haven't had time to try them--until today! Today's creation features Candy Necklace (a beautiful aquamarine color) and Whirlypop (a deep blue color). They both took ink and punched beautifully! My Candy Necklace card base also scored and creased perfectly. I'm looking forward to playing with more colors from this pack throughout the week and will definitely report back on my findings. Bazzill was kind enough to send along a second sample pack of Card Shoppe cardstock, so look for a giveaway here on my blog soon!!
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!
Stamps: Houndstooth and Prancer from Market Street Stamps
Paper: Candy Necklace and Whirlypop cardstock from the Bazzill Card Shoppe line; white and Melon Berry from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark and Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: diamond punch, sewing machineTechniques: machine stitching