Sunday, April 25, 2010


A card that Nikki Estes made with Papertrey Ink's, Blooming Button Bits, helped me decide to buy that set. That very card was the inspiration for this card. Instead of using buttons for the flower centers, I just punched small circles out and popped them up. I used a dauber to sponge the white ink on the paper to make the clouds. I love this little gnome, he's actually for a holiday card, but I thought he would be perfect for it. I call him Nomar, after Nomar Garciaparra, a Red Sox Player, of course! (For all you women's olympic soccer fans, he's married to Mia Hamm). If you watch old SNL, there was a skit with Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch where they were from Boston and their "accents" were perfect. It's totally wicked pissah! But, they used to always yell out, "Nomar!". Sorry, I got off the subject.

Back to my card, sometimes I don't think what I'm doing and I stamped the sentiment last, and of course, it smudged a little. Dang it. I actually said much worse, but my 12 year old niece and my Dad reads this, so this is the PG-13 rated version. Just pretend that you don't notice it. Nomar's beard is made with liquid applique and I put diamond glaze on his hat.

Stamps: Stampendous, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Recollections
Ink: Memento, Versafine, CTMH
Misc: Punch, pop up dots, liquid applique, copics, diamond glaze, dauber

Thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

  1. hi Beth,
    I'm thinking of you, and i hope you feel better.



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