Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A good day off...

Haven't had a lot of time to bury myself in my craft cave lately.  I have managed to grab one half an hour here and an hour there, however.  I seem to be on an Aqua Mist kick with a splash of black which just makes the Aqua Mist the most yummy color and gives it lots of pop!  I have been playing with the new dies (butterfly, label and large scallop) and next I will dive into the impression plates.  I bought both of the plates and have just tried it once so far.  My last order was so large that it is taking me a while to work my way through it all.  I want to give each set the time it deserves.  So far, this order is the best EVAAH!  Really, the stamps are just so fun and versatile. I got the butterflies, violets, frames, Irish, dots and tin types. WOWSER.  I could create for a year with just these sets.  Plus the dies and plates, plus the spring buttons, plus the felt... serious crafting time ahead.

You will notice some of the above listed PTI in each of these cards.  I haven't even inked the butterflies yet, but I sure have used the butterfly die!  If anyone is interested in my sandwich for the Big Kick, I used the platform with all tabs closed, die face up, paper or felt and finally the 2 top plates.  No problems and like buttah.

(See that middle butterfly. I didn't have any dots to match Aqua Mist!  Copic BG13 to the rescue!)
 


  

Edit: I am not sure why the last picture looks like I used Smokey Shadow instead of the True Black that I actually used.  I am sure it is my photography skilz (or lack thereof)... it is really black IRL.

 

Well, off to work on the best sandwich for the Impression Plates... I'll let you know what I think works the best for them.  Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

12 comments:

Ted said...

Patty, you're right. The aqua/black combo is beautiful! I need to remember it! :)

Nadine said...

Wow all your cards are beautiful Patty! I've never tried Aqua Mist & Black together, don't know why. They look gorgeous paired up. I love how you've used the button in Hello!

Nadine said...

Wow all your cards are beautiful Patty! I've never tried Aqua Mist & Black together, don't know why. They look gorgeous paired up. I love how you've used the button in Hello!

Anika said...

I love the idea of using the scallops 'upside down'! Very cute Dot Spot card too!

Lee Anne said...

You've put your box of goodies to great use! Those are beautiful! I don't have Aqua Mist. I should take care of that, I guess.

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, I see your playing with all your new goodies! Aren't those butterflies just awesome! I love all of your projects Patty, great job!

Pat said...

You're right - Aqua Mist and black look great together. Love the rick rack and Dot Spot on your 3rd card.

Sherry said...

They are all terrific! Love all the little details!

megspaulding said...

Oh so nice, love them all! My favorit is the first one! I didnt get the butterfly set but I think I may be changing my mind!

resmith said...

Your cards are just beautiful!! I especially love the colors in the first one.

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them! I finally got my dies today. I look forward to hearing what you think of the embossing plates.

kolling143 said...

I love your Dot Spot card!! It's so much fun with new goodies!