Hey it’s Wednesday already! I took the day off yesterday – well almost. I reorganized the stamp room one more time. I may get it right one day, but I highly doubt it. I just flat out need more room! As I wait patiently for one the kids to move out, I’ll have to make do. I found Mallory’s old iPod last night and got to messing with it. She was having trouble getting it to hold a charge, so at some point, we bought her a new one. So this one can be mine now. I’ve spent all morning uploading music, some of my blues and county tunes, and shhhhhh – don’t tell her — I deleted her rap! Anyhoo, the darn computer kept locking up on me, so I decided to make a card.
Because of my cleaning, errands, etc., yesterday, I let the color challenge slide. Actually, I just couldn’t come up with anything that was working for me either. When I saw the Sketch Challenge last night, still nothing came to mind. While I was messing with the computer this morning, I walked into the stamp room and guess what? Yep – something came to mind. Now don’t get overly thrilled, but I was happy that I got to fun stamp!
The image of the ant was stamped out three times at different angles and colored with Copic Markers. There is just a bit of Tulip Crystal Glitter Paint on the trim of the hat and I painted on a layer of Tulip White Puffy Paint for the snow. I’ve not used Snow Burst much (once that I can remember for Stamp Club), so I grabbed it and stamped the snowflakes in Pomegranate.
Stamps: SU Snow Burst, Seasonal Inklings by G-Rated
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Kraft and Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink, SU Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Copic Markers, Signo White Gel Pen, SU Double-Stitched Ribbon, Wedge Sponge, Mounting Tape
As I was typing Mounting Tape, it occurred to me that I’ve had a few questions about what I use. In the picture below are two different types of Mounting Tape.
The one on the left I buy at Meijers in the picture frame department. It’s called Magic Mounts and as is less than $2.00 for the package. It sticks well and doesn’t goo up your scissors, and comes in different widths. The one on the right – don’t waste your money. It’s made by Duck Brand Tapes. I found it in the hardware section of Meijers and it comes off easily, goos up your scissors and this will be the last that I purchase. I do prefer Scotch brand mounting tape, but only if I can get it on clearance or on sale. The last little bit I had, got taken to Jeanne’s and I think it still might be there. I keep looking for different brands, and trying them. If I come across another that I like as well as the Magic Mounts, I’ll let you know. I see on the package that Magic Mount is a product of Miller Studio, Inc.