Monday, March 24, 2008

Fallen off the edge of the earth...

Not really! Just took some time to enjoy a long weekend with Ward, Wally and the Beav. We spent the weekend in Washington DC area and had such a great time. Ward and Wally got to go to the NCAA games with a couple friends and Beav and I spent a fun afternoon in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. (Beav is a budding geologist, so a day of rocks and minerals is just his thing!) It was a perfect time to visit, the cherry blossoms were starting to bloom, the sun was bright and the rain held off so we could walk to our heart's content.



I adore this butterfly stamp from Lockhart! It is full of whimsy and is even more adorable in person. I have received a few questions about how to use Nestabilities with stamps, and this is the perfect example of what I do. I stamped this image with Versafine Black Onyx (my very favorite black ink!) and then chose the size oval Nestability that I felt fit it best. I hold it in place with a little bit of masking tape (I make it repositionable by placing/lifting it on my pants leg a couple of times) and send it through my Wizard. After it has been die cut, I being coloring. (When I use Versafine with my Copics, I let the ink sit for about 10 minutes before I start coloring. I really recommend this part!)

The embossed panel is a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I love how it matches the Memory Box papers. Is anything more classic than polka dots?

I hope you had a nice weekend! Be well ~

3 comments:

Julia said...

Beautiful card!! TFS

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just so pretty, Jenn! It's like a breath of fresh air!

StamperSharon said...

Isn't this adorable! Love all the dots (yes, VERY classic and I love them, too)! Beautifully colored butterfly, too, Jenn!