I was recently reminded that I haven’t posted anything since June 2. The reason for that is I hadn’t made anything to post. I just haven’t been feelin’ the mojo lately. But, when I saw this card by Paperlicious I became inspired and just had to CASE it. I also did a couple of variations on that theme.
This is what I have to show for it:
This is the original CASE of Joan’s card. I used a different sentiment and left off the ribbon on the side, but other than that it’s almost identical.
Then I discovered something about that PTI set (Butterfly Dreams). The outline of the butterfly also fits perfectly (when stamped precisely) over the solid butterfly images. Imagine that.
I used Memento ink and a couple of custom ink pads made with Tsukineko reinkers for these images. I don’t know if Tsukineko makes single color ink pads other than the Memento inks, but I wish they would. I have some Kaleidacolor pads and liked several of the colors in them, so I just got some uninked pads and the reinkers and made my own. They are by far the best inks for clear stamps, in my opinion. I found it easier to stamp the solid (patterned) image first and then stamp the outline over it. Most of them lined up quite well. The butterflies above the sentiment were done with a Martha Stewart punch.
I custom colored some pearls and gemstones with Copic markers to match the butterflies.
The idea of stacking things along the left side of the card led me to this:
These images are from an older Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Set. They are colored with Copic markers and I used 3 different sets of googlie eyes on the owls. The sentiment is, of course, Papertrey Ink. These owl cards make ME smile! I made several of them, smiling the whole time.
My mojo has once again gone missing, but at least I have some all occasion cards on hand. If anyone happens to find my mojo anywhere, please send it along. I will be forever grateful. It is a slippery little devil and sneaks away whenever it gets the chance. I really do need to keep a closer eye on it.