Ok! I am finally taking some time to post the April swap cards. I apologize for being late with them, but I was fighting influenza b, not to be confused with the swine flu. (but I was feeling pretty miserable all the same!)
I'll be back, gotta take Travis for confirmation pictures. T.
Just Beachy stamp set used here! I love the expressions on the fishes faces! On this card I added googlie eyes and Diamond Drops for the water bubbles. That Tombo glue in the white and green bottle is the bomb! It holds both the drops and the eyes quickly and they are sturdy. Be sure to check on the postage for a bumpy card such as this. They have very particular rules on shape and size and envelopes. Visit USPS.com for the specifics!
This is our May project! It's the Spotlighting Technique and is so precious when used as the water bubbles with my fav fish from Just Beachy. Lots of clear embossing powder used, but it sure makes it! The background is the Lazy Days Jumbo wheel - both the set and the wheel can be found in the Stampin' Up! Mini Ocassions Catalog. See pages 14 & 15. (this card is my own design!! Can you believe it? No C A S E 'ing here~!!)
I put my die cuts to good use from my Stampin' UP! BIG SHOT. Marissa had her friends over for her birthday. Instead of making goodie bags I bought t-shirts and felt, wonderunder and some fabric paint tubes. I pre-washed the shirts a few days ahead, ironed on the wonderunder to the pieces of felt, cut them into 4x5 inch rectangles, and had the butterflies and flowers die cuts along with my Big Shot ready when the girls arrived. Marissa's favorite color is green so everyone got a green t-shirt! I let them freely design their shirts. They caught on really quickly to the Big Shot and they'll have something to remember the party by. They enjoyed doing it, but had to leave them here overnight to allow the fabric paint to dry. They've worn them to school already! I had so much fun myself, but have yet to make my own. This would be a great way to decorate a tote bag or laundry bag! The outline on the large butterfly is just trimming around another butterfly of a different color, it fits over the butterfly perfectly and adds highlight!
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