Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Milton

And here's my 2nd card.  I actually didn't follow any sketch this time since the image was so huge!  I got this Milton stamp from the recent All That Scraps sale.  Now I'm thinking I should have gotten more while they were on sale!
Anyhow, I mostly just spent all my time coloring.  The image fit nicely within the largest lattice rectangle.  I just had to trim the card base down to 5.25 inches and rounded all the corners.  The sentiment is from a Borders and Corners set from Papertrey Ink, punched with a Marvy punch (yes, I actually bought the matching punch just so I could use it with these rectangle stamps so I guess I should make things more often!).  The red ink is from Technique Tuesday that I got during a class that I took at a Creating Keepsakes convention a few years ago.  It stamped pretty nicely.  I'm still looking for a nice brand of ink that has a nice range of colors.  I'm thinking at some point I may try the new Ranger Archival inks.  That is, if I can ever devote myself to crafting. Seems like school is only getting busier!  My older one seems to have so much homework, which I wouldn't mind if he could do it all himself, but I have to check his work and quiz him...while playing with, feeding and bathing the younger one.  I think once both my kids are in school, I will only want to veg on the couch with the TV. :-)  Hint, hint to Eva.

2 comments:

eva said...

such a cute stamp and card! milton is a cutie! love your coloring too. yeah, yesterday i sat on the sofa watching tv and eating chocolate covered almonds. hehe. i better stop that before i gain more weight.

Lorraine said...

Eek, that image is too cute! Beautiful coloring and love the lattice rectangle!