AND the new Memory Box Christmas stamps and dies are in! Another reason to rush on over to Art 'n Soul!
From Impression Obsession's blog, a beautiful garden card. I wanted to also show you a beautiful Christmas card made with one of the new IO Christmas stamps and matching dies but I wasn't able to download the pic. I'll wait for another day. In the meantime, here's that beautiful garden card . . .
|by Shirley Ross for Impression Obsession|
- Stamped Sketchy Flowers with Memento Pistachio ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. Used Spellbinders Majestic Elements as die for the Bazzill base and the Sketchy Flowers background.
- Created die cuts from Basket and Grass dies using Bazzill Dotted Swiss colors. The basket has a slit ready to take the Grass, (stems for the flowers).
- Created 3 sets of Spiral Daisy, Layered Floral flowers and leaves.
- Did 2 die cut sets of the Heart Stems.
- Die cut a Sign Post for the sentiment and stamped it with "Heartfelt Thanks" from Thank You clear set.
- Mounted the Sketchy Flowers background to the Bazzill carstock.
- Inserted the stems (Grass) into the basket and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
- Rolled the Spiral Daisies. Kittie has a great tutorial on how to roll all of the IO spiral flowers.
- See it HERE. The only difference is I use Glossy Accents as glue. I place it on the inside part as I roll and then on the bottom before I put a glue dot between the bottom and the round dot on the bottom.
- Mounted the Layered Floral flowers and leaves with glue dots and 3D pop-dots.
- Mounted white hearts on green heart stems and inserted in basket.
- Used Stickles glitter glues for the centers of the flowers and Viva Decor Yellow Glitter for the hearts
- Mounted sentiment and bow. The grass on the basket is leftovers from Grass Border.
It's hard to believe we're down to our last few days here in Ravenna, Italy. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous every day. Today was a little hotter, so I walked myself into the lake and kicked my way around with a noodle. That little 'swim' was so refreshing. Then I went back up to the house and sat in Cecilia's swimming pool to splash around with her.
|An artist who set up along a breezeway; his|
sketch was so vivid by itself.
|A small ristorante along the narrow road in the Town|
Center, preparing their outdoor seating area for the 1 o'clock lunch rush.
I was somewhat skeptical but I can tell you it was dee-licious! It would make a great sandwich too. However, I have discovered sandwiches are considered poor people food in Italy, so they are not made or served, not even for Cecilia.