MSS: How Are Things?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Well, hello there!  I hope you all are having a blessed week!  We're plugging right along and looking forward to a trip, to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, for the Map As Art Exhibition, tomorrow.  But until then, I've got about a hundred things to do.  So, let's just jump right into the reason for this post, which is a sweet, little number I have featured, on the Market Street Stamps Blog, this morning.  Enjoy!
I started this card by embossing the kraft, cardstock, card face with the chevron design and distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  A piece of white cardstock, which had its top corners rounded, was stamped, in Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip inks, with the trees.
I then trimmed it, below, with a strip of floral, patterned paper, as well as a strip of Barely Banana cardstock, which had been stamped, in Daffodil Delight ink, with the gingham background and, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "How are things in your neck of the woods?" sentiment.
A length of soft green, fringed ribbon was then wrapped, around the prepped piece, between the stamped, yellow cardstock and patterned paper and tied, in a bow, near its left edge, before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the card face.  The bird and house were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock; colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits; hand cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, in their respective locations.  A little glitter, for the sweet bird, completes the look.
That's all, for today, folks!  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have a truly wonderful Wednesday! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Nuts About Nature - trees, bird, & sentiment, Neighborhood - house, & Gingham (MSS) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Barely Banana (SU); floral (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, & Chocolate Chip (SU); Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Chevron impression plate (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds & Corner punch (SU); soft green fringed ribbon (Hobby Lobby); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)

9 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet card! Love how that blue house just pops and the adorable sparkly bird. So cute!

Annette said...

cool trip to the museum sounds fun...your card is totally too cute..love that house and those fun trees...

DoBea A. said...

This is beautiful Jinny! I love how well you made the two sets mesh together!!

Lisa said...

Very cute Jinny, love those fun trees! Your outing sounds like fun. Our neck of the woods is rainy ;)

Lisa said...

Very cute Jinny, love those fun trees! Your outing sounds like fun. Our neck of the woods is rainy ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love love the house and loveeeeeeeee the trees!!!!!

Tracy said...

Precious! Love the mix of papers with the kraft and that fun chevron embossing. Hugs!

Charlene said...

How adorable miss jinny!!! I love that adorable flower paper on the bottom, must get me some!! And the trees are cute too!!!`

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Jinny. Love the cute trees and that house. Great coloring and papers... the stitching is awesome.