I received the most delightful brown box on my doorstep yesterday afternoon! Oh, Brown...the happiness your truck brings me! :)
Especially when the box has "Stampin' Up" splayed on the side. Glee!
I had to play around a little with my new schtuff! And here are a couple of cards I've made so far.
Last night I played with my new Farm Life set. I'm such a sucker for anything farmy. Chickens especially, and there's a rooster in this set...so yeah, sold on sight! :)
I stamped this scene onto a piece of the new SU! wood sheets. They are sheets of super thin wood adhered to carstock and I was worried that maybe they'd be fragile to work with, but no! They are very pliable, and I was so impressed I had to make an experiment card. And you're looking at it! :)
I stamped this with Stazon jet black ink, then colored it in lightly with my re-inkers and highlighted the clouds and barn with white gel pen. The lower half of the wood sheet, I decided to try brayering to color the wood. I used some Bordering Blue ink and brayered it and then lightly sanded it once it was dry. I sanded it just to bring back a touch of the wood grain.
What else did I try? Well, I held my breath, and closed my eyes and ran a piece of wood sheet scrap through my sewing machine! Happiness! Success!!
You can sew through these puppies! JOY!! :)
And bonus: my hubby thought it makes a good man card! Thank ya Lord! It's so hard to make a card that doesn't make him say "not for a guy".
Yes. I'm in love with these wood sheets. It's official. Onward!This morning I made this card with my new Build-A-Roo set. Gah! In Jan Tink fashion I just have to say it: I LOVE MYSELF! It's truely amazing to find a hobby that makes you feel this great...I'm blessed to stamp, I say! :)
I stamped this sweetie onto watercolor paper, used my SU! markers and aquapainter to watercolor her and her baby in and the rest just kinda fell into place. Other new SU! things on this card: Lattice Big Shot die, and Perfect Details Texture plate for the Big Shot.
I'm so happy I ordered this Lattice die! My mind is a'swimming in ideas to make with it!
Also, your eyes aren't foolin' you. I sewed on this card. Just without thread! Basically, I took the thread out of my machine and used it as a piercing machine. So quick and easy! :)
There you have it!
What do you think?