Monday, April 15, 2013

The Code at an LSS - Buy!

One should never stop by one's local stamp shop (LSS), just to pick up an order without surveying the new items in one's LSS.  And one never surveys, patrols the aisles, or browses, WITHOUT BUYING.... And I live by that code!  I picked up my Hero Arts re-inkers AND three other things....

Lawn Fawn "You've Got Mail" set (already in it's plastic CD sleeve)
Two die cuts - Hero Arts Skyline (D1079) and
Impression Obsession - butterflies

I didn't put a thin mat in when I used the Skyline die and came up with windows that were not cut all the way through.  Still, I thought I might be able to highlight the windows with distressing it.  I went tooooo far and used the ink pad itself.  However, I found my "pink" side and decorated it with Washi tape.  I stamped the Fawn Lawn Postcard and sponged with the same Distress ink, cut it out and wondered what to put the panel on.  The little stamps in the set were perfect and once I smudged a spot with my stamp, I smudged more and more ..... So the result of all this smudging is below. . .


My building looks like a cake... So be it!  For a stumble along card, I really like it.  Remember to visit the blog at Die Cut Divas to join in on the challenge - make a birthday card or make a card with Washi tape.  Of course, if you want to be more creative, go for it!  Enter your projects at  <a href="http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/washi-birthday-challenge-for-april.html">Die Cut Divas</a>

Recipe:
Lawn Fawn "You've Got Mail"
Hero Arts "Anytime Messages" CL129
Washi tape - 4 different tapes, 2 long strips along the side and 3 on and under the building
Distress Ink "Worn Lipstick" and "Pumice Stone"

5 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

what a great save of smudges and yes your building does look like a cake:-)

Nat said...

wonderful new items!! my lss closed and I miss it dearly.

walchowDesign said...

Looks like a great buy, Arlene!

Fun card and love your use of the die cut!

Jamie Martin said...

You know what they say, you never have enough stamps! You made a really cute card with your new goodies.

Greta said...

So fun getting new stuff. I'm so bummed that my LSS closed--just not the same to order on line.