GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS
OK I AM SO SORRY TO SAY THAT PART OF THIS MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN PUBLISHED BEFORE IT WAS READY… I WISH I COULD TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED BUT I DON’T REALLY KNOW…. HOPEFULLY IT WASN’T OUT THERE TOO LONG BUT THE BAD NEWS….IT WAS HALF FINISHED AND I HAD TO DELETE IT TO GET IT OFF …maybe not but that’s what I did…so starting again…
This is DAWN’S CARD made using punches and then filling in the punched out area with ribbon… but you will see that I had a few other ideas as well… As you can see she used multiple colors types of ribbon and on the second they were all the same. The real secret to this style of card is that unlike IRIS FOLDING you are not building around a center although you could do this IRIS STYLE but I have some friends who would kill me if I EVEN SAID the word Iris…also her great idea is that you lightly trace your space to fill and then using double stick tape just fill that space with tape and then lay down your ribbon or if you want strips of paper etc. In addition you will see from her video that she did the punch out on a different sheet of paper and then applied the tape and ribbon to the front of the card and then put the overlay on top of that.
The idea of laying down the layer of tape and then putting the ribbon, paper, photo on was just great and it inspired me to try a few other things. These first couple of images are done using ribbon and punches that I had and instead of doing the punch out on a separate sheet of paper I did it the card and then put ribbon piece of paper behind it so it was on the inside of the card.
For this balloon one I actually used a piece of scrap paper and punched a template so that I could get the balloons on the card where I wanted them…In addition I had to use an ANYWHERE punch by Martha Stewart that was simply a circle but it worked just fine. I also stamped on some of the ribbon and I used 3 different types/colors of ribbon.
On this one I used some open weave multi color ribbon . It has lots of texture but I am not sure I would use that ribbon again…maybe if I had a basket punch…. which I don’t at the moment…lol….I also used strips of the brown card stock on the front and I used a tiny butterfly punch to make the tails on the kite…but you could use any tiny punch you have….I thought I had a dogbone one which would have been great but can’t find it so think its in Fl. I just drew the kite string with pen but afterward thought oh I could have used a small piece of twine.
Then I thought of this STAMPIN UP punch that I have that’s rather weird but I have loved it and I actually punched it twice so that it kinda looks like a window… I had a photo of the minions and I just love them…( there are from movie DESPICABLE ME…And if you haven’t seen it you should it just too cute ) and the inside of the card might say CAUSE EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE MINIONS ON THIER BIRTHDAY. The photo was adhered to the inside front of the card.
This one I did punch a scallop circle on another sheet of card stock and then adhered the photo of fish to it then the whole thing to the front of the card…I still plan to add a ribbon between the words and the image but didn’t quite get there just yet. And because I have a lot of pre-cut and folded cardstock I used them on each of these cards. I belong to a paper club that has new cards no envelopes in a different color each month. I don’t have to buy them each month but I usually do just because I like the colors.
This one also I used that funky punch and then used a photo of a beach sunset that my daughter had sent to me. Again I really got into these photo style and went a little crazy as I was choosing photos I ‘d go looking for one and end up pick two or three others…lol
This last one …and don’t all yell Yeah at once…lol.. I again used the scallop circle and then a photo of a daisy with a lady bug on it… I was going to use this one for a friend who just had knee surgery and wish her a rapid recovery…
Just in case you are wondering my pen of choice lately is the BLACK GLAZE SAKURA pen from my GLAZE set of pens. I like it because it does make letters that are slightly raised and its very black and very shiny. Two things I like in an ink…lol
MORE NATURE PHOTOS
I showed you my little nuthatch last week and yesterday I got a sorta good photo of him actually drinking from the fountain…I can tell you it ain’t easy he is the fastest bird I have ever seen except for the Hummers.
We have also been having a pair and a baby Pileated Woodpecker coming to our suet feeders and the Mom has been feeding the baby and he is a BIG baby but now lately he has been coming by himself but sometimes there are three of them there and they are so striking and such BIG BIRDS …USUSALLY about 17-19 inches tall. I am not able to get good photos of my own of them as their feeder is under an arbor and its just too dark for them to show up… but I did find a few photos on the internet so I am sharing them just so you can see them…
I think I got most of these from an Audubon web site…and they even had a video and all the call of the bird… They are incredible and if you ever hear them pecking..it sounds like a hammer banging a tree… very loud…
EYE CANDY GRACEFUL ENVELOPE WINNERS 2012
This is just one of the winning and honorable mention envelopes that you can see from this site.GRACEFUL ENVELOPE CONTESTClick the blue line and then scroll down for this year’s winners the previous years are also available for you to look at so go feast your eyes on some really incredible mail… and try not to drool..lol
Well that’s it from the great Pacific Northwest and I am happy to say that we are back to our normal temperatures. No more heat wave at least for a while.. lol… again AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY….WHCT….aka kath