Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fun with Stampin' Dymonz and Friends

First off, I want to let ya'll know about the Buttons, Charms 'n' Bling Giveaway at Romina's Creative Crafts, running through August 15. Oh my gosh, I don't know what I'd do if I won, it's so incredible! I don't do a lot of blog candy contests (relatively speaking), but I do like how we find new blogs that way. So check out the blog candy badges on my left sidebar, plus my needs-to-be-updated link list on the bottom of my site.

On to the crafting: I spent a few hours this weekend at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack in Baltimore, and it was too much fun. I even got to meet TerryO, which was pretty momentous for me (I'm such a groupie). As soon as I got home I signed up for two upcoming crops! I was too busy chatting most of the time to do any actual crafting, but I did color one of her stamps, this Cardinal-and-Poinsettia beauty (I think from Stampin' Up?). I stamped it twice, and used the second piece to pop the cardinal, and for the poinsettias on the inside (see below).

For the card design I used the great sketch at Sparkle Creations' Christmas Card Challenges.

I decided to play with some more shrink plastic, so I took a cue from the Use a Tag theme at the SDSS Christmas Card Club and made a tag from it. I used a border punch for the bottom. The tag is stamped with red StazOn and colored with green Copics after shrinking, but I used stamp markers for the buttons (on left). I sewed them on with green thread.

I ran across Jeannie's wildly beautiful shrink plastic projects, and boy! has she outdone herself yet again. Check out the little ring at the bottom of her post. And for all you members of the SDSS Off the Page Group, let this be a little hint for an upcoming project!
I hadn't originally realized that the Poinsettia stamp I wanted to pair this with was also from Stampin' Up, but it certainly worked out nicely. The sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley set I'm "saving" for Mom. The circle borders are hand-stamped; I love my Fiskars Dots border set!
Dymonz also introduced me to "medium round" nibs for Copic markers, which I like a lot but not as much as I thought. I thought I was going to want to throw out all my brush nibs, but I'm so used to them. I replaced a few of my chisel nibs with these; I only use the chisel for edging but I do love it for that.

6 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Its so pretty dear. Luv the inside too.

Lola said...

So lovely and the tag is especially creative!

Anne-Marie said...

Oooooh.....am feelin' all Christmassy...lol! Love the cardinal....we don't have them here, but he's very cute....beautiful creation, sweetie!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How cute is that little cardinal! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

StephC said...

Very nicely done! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Adelina said...

super cute! thanks for participating in this week's CCC!