Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. My hubby is having to work this AM so, I'm getting a few swaps caught up and updating the ole blog. :)

I've seen cards and scrapbook pages with "split frames" in the gallery at SCS and I thought I would try it. I really like how it turned out.


I punched out 3 squares then butted them up against each other. I used Eastern blooms stamp set by SU! That cherry blossom branch stamp works great. You have to keep your fingers on the bottoms of each square when stamping so they won't get taken up when you lift the stamp. Someone at a workshop asked why I didn't just stamp the image then punch it out. Well, if you do that you run the risk of not getting all the image b/c then you'd have to butt the punch up exactly with the other one and I'm not that good. I used the Cricut to cut out the ovals for the setiment. I stamped one of the flower stamps from that same set then cut them out and put them on with dimentionals. I inked the edges with chocolate chip ink then finished the card with some chocolate chip ribbon. I love trying new techniques. I love finding new ways to use the things I already have. In this economy being creative is a really, really good thing! :)
Well, I'm off to try and finish 2 swaps before the day is over.
Until next time...
Blessings...

4 comments:

Melanie said...

Melina I LOVE this stamp set. It's on my "to buy" list. Great job on a beautiful card. I'm trying to get myself back into crafting and blogging. My craft supplies are SLOWLY working their way out of boxes and tubs. Have a Happy Saturday!!

Colleen said...

It's so pretty! I love the colors and the technique. I may have to CASE that:)

Jenny said...

Very pretty! I love the colours and the way you broke up the image. Looks really neat :)

Tracey said...

Very lovely, the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.