Today is going to be one of those days to stay in and craft. Not that I mind that, in fact I love it. But the forecast calls for thunderstorms and we’ve already had one go through this morning. So while I’ll be able to craft I can’t necessarily count on having power. That means heat embossing might or might not get done. Still I’ve lots of other goodies to play with so I suppose I’ll just have to manage. lol
COUNT ON ME
If we do lose power it will mean no computer or internet so I’ll keep today’s blog post short. After my recent trip to the UK I have a whole stack of photos to get printed, and I’ve decided to decorate a frame or two in preparation. This one for a 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ photo uses a cute new stamp set called Count On Me.
I began by stamping that sweet bear image onto some Crumb Cake Card using Soft Suede ink. Then I coloured him using light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. The only part of the bear I didn’t colour was his nose. Once I’d finished the bear I switched to light and dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends for the heart.
With the colouring complete I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the bear onto a second piece of Crumb Cake Card. This would give it more strength on the finished project. Then I simply cut around the image using Paper Snips and set him aside.
NO MATTER WHAT…
Now I needed a sentiment and for that I went back to the Count On Me Stamp Set. I chose “No matter what, I’m here for you”, and stamped it onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card using Soft Suede ink.
To cut out the sentiment I chose the #1 (smallest) of the rounded top dies in the Tailor Made Tags Dies set. As well as having a rounded top I liked the rounded corners too (the flat topped tags have square corners).
Finally I used Mini Glue Dots to fix the sentiment onto the bottom of the wooden frame. Then I added the bear image with Stampin’ Dimensionals so he hid the hole cut at the end of the sentiment.
And that was it, my frame was done and sits waiting for a new picture with all three of my granddaughters. Now I can spend the rest of my day ignoring the weather, and creating my own little sunny atmosphere in my craft studio. What do you like to do when the weather turns nasty?