Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Flowers

Good morning! I have an Easter card to share today. I don't really have too many easter sets, if any, so I like to use flower sets for the couple of easter cards I make. Today's card is bright and cheery, perfect for Easter and perfect to get you in spring mode. I am so ready for spring/summer. I have had enough of winter and cold weather. For today's card I knew I wanted to use the mason jar from Perfectly Preserved as a vase for flowers. I decided to use the flowers from Fabulous Florets. I stamped everything (flowers and mason jar) onto watercolor paper. I like the not completely filled in look that it gave the flowers because then I was able to go back in with my markers and add a little bit of shading for dimension. Then I pulled out the hardly used Natural Compositions DSP for the background. I bought this paper on my first order from the new catalog and hardly used it. I have no idea why because I love this embossed flower paper that comes in it. I also stamped the "Happy Easter" on this paper as well. For the bottom half I embossed some Lucky Limeade with the Vine Street embossing folder from SAB. I then added some Daffodil Delight seam binding and some pearls to finish the card. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Perfectly Preserved
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Watercolor, Natural Compositions DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Accessories: Vine Street embossing folder, Cannery Set Framelits Dies, Modern Label punch, Pearls, Markers, Daffodil Delight seam binding

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Whale Shower and an update

Hello everyone! I have a little update on the blog. I changed my blog name to Sootywing Studios. I've been wanting to change the name of this for a while and I've been going through several different names. I ended up with this one, Sootywing, because it's kind of a play on my married last name. My last name is Sootkoos and as I was searching for names, I came across a type of butterfly that is called a Sootywing. So I kind of liked it and thought that it was a different name. Also, since I've been doing more invitations for clients, I would like to have some kind of name to go by. Hopefully soon I will get a website going with all of the invitation designs I offer. In the meantime, I will just post them to my blog and facebook page.

So today's card is a card that I made for a baby shower that I went to over the weekend. I wanted to use the cute whale from Oh Whale! I made my own chevron background using one of the images from Border Banter, which I stamped in Daffodil Delight. I also used the chevron embossing folder on the gray cardstock. Can't get enough of those chevrons! I stamped the whale in Perfect Plum and cut it out with the Happy Whale die. Then I added the Perfect Plum ribbon, the sentiment and some rhinestones. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Oh Whale!, Border Banter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Perfect Plum, Basic Gray
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray
Accessories: Chevron embossing folder, Happy Whale Clearlits die, Labels Collection die, Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon, Rhinestones, Modern Label punch

Friday, March 1, 2013

Bordering on Romance - wedding invites

Well I didn't expect it to be this long since I posted again. I had another card to share but I just haven't gotten around to posting it. I wanted to post it before Valentine's day since it was a Valentine's card but things just got really busy and I wasn't too excited how the card came out anyway. I still may try to post it soon. What was keeping me super busy (besides my 7 month old) was these wedding invitations I was working on for one of our friend's sister's wedding. Somehow I went crazy and said yes to making 125 of these pocketfold invites with coloring...ahhhh! It was a ton of work but I am very happy with how they came out. I was actually able to get them done in a months period of time which I didn't think was too bad either while taking care of a baby and working a full time job. But I am super glad that I'm finished and don't have to think about which part I'm going to tackle each night. These invites were a mix of MDS and stamping. The actual invite was designed in MDS, then I printed it and colored it in with pastels. All of the enclosures were done in Word and then I stamped the flower image from Bordering on Romance and colored those flowers in as well. Now that these are off my plate I hope to get back to stamping here and there so hopefully I'll have some more things to share with you in the future. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance
Paper: Marina Mist, Vanilla, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, MDS, Pastels