I went to visit my parents this weekend, in the Raleigh area. They have lots birds where they are and they have a ton of hummingbirds. I just think hummingbirds are absolutely beautiful. I had an opportunity to sit out on their deck and snap quite a few shots with my still fairly new DSLR. I thought I would share some of them with you. Aren’t they just gorgeous?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This card is for my sister-in-law whose birthday is tomorrow, but she just happens to be in Paris. Don’t you just feel so terrible for her?! Anyway, I hope when she gets back and opens this card it will bring a smile to her face even though she is home.
I was looking through a magazine in WalMart the other day and it gave me the idea for the sno-cone on this card (which I think turned out adorable!). It was very simple to do. I used my Gypsy to size a circle and a triangle (from George and Basic Shapes) to the right size to make it look like a sno-cone. Once cut, I made a light pencil line on the circle indicating where I wanted my ‘ice’ to start. To create my ‘ice’ I coated the top part of the circle with glossy accents and sprinkled it with crystal glitter. While letting that dry I tried to make the cone look more like a true sno-cone by hand cutting a piece of the same colored cardstock to make it look wrapped. Then I rolled up a scrap piece of printer paper to put at the top of the cone to mimic the rolled edge sno-cone has. I inked it to match the cone. Once the ‘ice’ was dry I used different color ink pads to create all of the syrup colors and added another layer of glossy accents and Crystal glitter. While the last layer was drying I created my card, using the directions for the joy fold card from Splitcoaststampers. I chose to add the word sweet from the Paisley cart and cut the base, blackout and shadow blackout images, assembled the cuts and added some stickles. I popped it up so the card would open easier. That’s it! Hope you like it J!