Well, I was very busy today. I think I accomplished a lot but it is not enough for a craft fair, I have a long way to go. Here are a couple of samples from my production line.
This is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for a swap that I'm in. All ATC's have to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". You can get 10 from one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock. The theme of this ATC swap was winter. Mine is more Christmas because I added the wording "Be Merry" but I think that works for winter.
I absolutely love the new corner punch. I really debated on this punch because I have been making my own corners for years. Well, let me tell you, this punch makes that job so easy and consistent, I don't know what took me so long to get it !! Very fun to use. The branch is from Peaceful Wishes and the spotted background is from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I did the edges of the white card stock with direct to paper technique. It gives it more definition.
It you haven't tried making ATC's you should try it some time. They are so fun. They are also great for recording different techniques.
Here is another card that I got done today. Don't you just love Fall and all the earthy colors that go along with it. I loved coloring in these pumpkins and the gourd. I used the Water Color Crayons and the aqua painter. Be sure that when you do this coloring technique, you need to use Stazon or Craft ink. Make sure your ink is completely dry - a heat gun helps if you're impatient like I am. With this card I used the Brown Craft pad. The ribbon is from Starlit Studios.
This card was so fun. The stamps are from Papertrey and it is the first time I had a chance to use them. I think that I could fall in love forever with acrylic stamps. So easy to see where your putting your images. And lining up wording is a snap with a grided acrylic block. But my real highlight for this card is the Nestabilities. They are the scalloped dies that I used in my CuttleBug. How fun. I have had them for over a month and forgot about them. Now that I discovered them and love them, you will be seeing them a lot more.
Yes, you can say I'm a tool freak. I think I learned that bad habit from my Mother. She always used to say that if you don't have the right tools, the job becomes very difficult. That is why she always had the best in kitchen appliances and sewing machines. Well Mom, if you saw my room today I'm not sure if you would be proud of me or just have heart failure !!
I'll continue with my production line in the next few days! Let me know what you think - go ahead I can take it - and if you have suggestions, give those too. This is my first craft fair and I can use all the help I can get !!
Here's to a sunny and very productive Sunday ! :)