Thursday, August 27, 2009

New toys!

New ribbon to play with, oh my! what to make, what to make?

In my SU shipment yesterday there was some of the new polka dot ribbon in Curry (bright yellow) and some of the new christmas Sleigh Bells ribbon from the holiday mini, and they are fabulous!! All I want to do is find ways to use them.

I've already decided I will have to hoard multiple rolls of these as they will likely be you all do that? I hoard anything I like that I won't be able to buy again, but then never use it since it is "precious", "rare" and {gasp} "irreplaceable" so it sits in my cupboard while I buy more things like that. How to break the cycle?!

Anyway, Since I HAD to use my new ribbon, I then had to figure out what to use it on. Hmmm. And then I remembered my online friend Jenny mentioning Cuddles. I got this great digi image for free from that new Cuddles collection by IldiCo, and hadn't used it yet. As summer is waning, now is the perfect time to make those last few summer cards.

The great thing about digi stamps is you can adjust the size of them. As you can see from this card I used a relatively small version of the image, because I wanted lots of room to also show off my ribbon and DP, while still stamping a bit of a background into the picture.

As usual, I coloured the main image (Cuddles) with my copics and used my nesties to cut the shape out. This was an easy image to colour, even with a small image there was enough space to fit the tips of my markers into.

In the background, behind Cuddles, I stamped some trees from SU Lovely as a Tree (my most used stamp set!). I did this by masking cuddles with a cut up piece of post it note and then colouring with my SU markers directly onto the stamp and then stamping on top of the masked cuddles. I stamped it a few times to give layers. Then I used a small sponge to apply pastels to put some shading in the sky and the ground.

I tied the knot in the ribbon and adhered it with double sided sticky strip and mounted it all together. It still looked a bit bare so I added the three Robin's nest dew drops in the corner.

You'll also see I made the card square. I prefer making square cards to rectangles, but do so rarely because {don't be shocked} I'm cheap and the square envelopes are way more expensive than the rectangle ones. If you know of a good source for square envelopes please let me know!

On a separate note, it wasn't all creating today, I surfed a lot of blogs, and of course Splitcoast, and in doing so came accross a contest at the Scrapping Cottage where they will be randomly drawing for a winner for a $250 gift certificate (hee hee hee!) for any of you who also want a chance, here is the link:


  1. Hi Kristina! I just finished with my latest post and I am giggling as I read yours, b/c they are quite similar! About a new toy and how to use it and such, but I promised you I had not read your latest post up until now! Any way, very nice card! Love the colours and CONGRATULATIONS on your new blog! Oh, and guess what I got today?? Yeah! My new Copic Markers, can't wait to use them. Again, thank you to the tip on that store!

    Take care and all the best!

  2. great card - I love how you made the backround. Also liking the changes you made to your blog - see it's no so scarry ;) btw. I'm getting my square cards and envies in dollar store.

  3. Cute! I love it!!! I used to hoard too, but since becoming a demo, I find it's better if I don't get attached to new stuff - LOL!

  4. Oh what a great card you made! I love the background trees that you added.