Today, I'm thrilled to join several designer friends on a special "Oldies but Goodies" blog hop event. If you have arrived in the hop from my good friend Deb Felt's blog that's perfect! If not, you may want to check in on my friend Brenda Turner's blog to get started at the beginning of the hop! I'd hate for you to miss anyone's fabulous projects they've prepared for us today!
For the hop, we were asked to create a project with stamps and/or supplies that we've had in our stash for several months that needed a bit of love. So, I pulled out several older craft items to create this card for the hop.
I used 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" note card from Stampin Up; a SU arrow 'my way' paper punch; the DCWV Citrus mat stack; my Colored pencils, OMS, and blending stumps to color these Penny Black images from the Perfect Day and Hugs stamp sets, The sentiment on the arrow punch out is from Hero Arts. I have also had the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and PaperTrey's Rick Rack die for a while and haven't played with either of them much yet - but that may change since I loved using them on this card!
Stamps: Hugs and Perfect Day (Penny Black); Hero arts sentiment
Ink: Versafine black
Card stock: SU; DCWV Citrus patterned; PTI white
Other: SU notecard; Colored Pencils; odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps; crystal lacquer; PTI rick rack die; SU satin ribbon & my way paper punch; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; rhinestones; (additional inside materials - MFT flower & button dies; Labels 8 nestability dies)
I stamped the images on PTI's white card stock in Versafine black ink and set it aside to dry. When using colored pencils, OMS, and blending stumps I prefer to use a card stock with a bit of 'tooth' like PTI or Neenah so that pencils have something to 'grab' onto. I also prefer the deep 'blackness' of Versafine ink - it helps the images really pop. It may be hard to see, but there is a layer of Crystal Lacquer over the balloon and the arrow punch out.
Here's the inside view of this card - pretty simple with some adorable MFT flower and button die cuts ...
Have a great day and I hope you've been inspired to pull out some of your neglected supplies and show them a bit of love!