I saw the dots and circle motif somewhere and decided that I wanted to replicate that look. I’m very please with my results. The paw prints are from a Darice embossing folder, I used the smallest Spellbinder circle die for to cut them out. The adorable lion is Lester, from Inky Antics.
When looking for a Valentine nail design, I came across this enchanting design:
The image sparked an idea for a card. I’m quite pleased with the results.
I wanted to craft and so I decided to weed through my stock pile, use up stuff I’ve made extra of or experimented with. Following are the fruits of my labors.
“We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be..
The mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer..
Which is, in reality no more than a reflexed images of ourself”
I like this wolf stamp. When I stumbled upon the triple layer technique, I thought this was the perfect image to use. I’m please with how it turned out.
I think it’s punny. I think I’ll be doing more like this, maybe Hidden Dragon will be next.
Oh, and I found the cool stamp at https://www.etsy.com/listing/118252595/dragon-chinese-character-stamp-deeply?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=dragon
I’m thinking about getting the Tiger stamp next. ‘Cuz, you know, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It could work.
I bought this really cool Chinese dragon stamp from ebay. I’m not exactly sure why I’m into dragons this year, but I am.
As soon as he arrived, I ripped open the package, inked him up, and stamped his image onto my favorite paper. I colored him using Copic markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and water colors. I had such fun coloring the image.
He’s quite intricate, so I kept the background simple. Yet, he needed something more. I thought that maybe I would I try my hand at writing the word Dragon in beautiful Chinese calligraphy, but I just couldn’t pull it off. Etsy came to my rescue and I found this gem from someone who creates stamps by hand. I LOVE it! I can’t wait to dream up more ways to showcase it.
One of my former coworkers is an avid fisherman. I’m wondering if he’s gotten any fishing in this summer, and if he has any fun stories.
Anyway, I though of him as I was putting together this card.
BTW: I made the hook from wire. I am so proud of it!
The kid’s ballroom dance teacher is getting married tomorrow in a civil ceremony. Her (adult) students are hosting a small reception for her and her groom at a posh restaurant downtown. She chose not to register, and the invitation explicitly stated no gifts; however, my husband doesn’t always follow directions. Besides, it’s wine! It doesn’t count as a wedding gift, it’s more of a indulging-the-bride-in-one-of-her-favorite-pastimes kinda thing.
Of course, he asked me to wrap it. How do you wrap a non-wedding wedding present? Further, how do you wrap two bottles of wine so they doesn’t exactly look like two bottles of wine?
I pulled out my trusty Scor Pal, glue, and all the other things necessary to be crafty. Using a 12 x 9 sheet of pressed cardboard, I made a box. It worked, but it wasn’t sturdy enough. Using foam core, I reinforced the sides and bottom. So far, so good. Someone gave me a pad of The Star Collection paper pad, so I used that to wrap around the box I made. Okay, so I cheated just a little. The paper wasn’t long enough, so I added a 3″ trim piece to extend it.
Of course, I had to have a coordinating card and envelope.
I’m pleased with how it turned out. I should probably write down the dimensions so that if I need to wrap two wine bottles again, I won’t need to re-invent the wheel, to use a rather tired cliché. Nah, that’d be too organized.
I was inspired by a Magenta trunk show hosted at The Stamp Addict. In particular, I was enchanted with the dragonfly card. Of course, I couldn’t take the class without purchasing the stamps used to make the card I liked best, now could I?
Of course not!