Friday, August 27, 2010

Random Crafty Sharing

So when I got the update on Facebook that my LSS had received Cosmo Cricket I headed right over. Unfortunately they have only ordered Pixielicious and Mitten Weather. I was hoping for Togetherness. I got Pixielicious but decided against Mitten Weather since I have lots of unused Christmas paper already even though I love it. I also picked up some Echo Park and Bella Blvd. Everyone seems pretty excited for the Echo Park papers plus they have lots of fun Facebook contests. I decided I had to get in on the action.

You purchase a kit (picture above) for $5 and then make a card or two or more. Bring your completed card back to the store and be entered for a random draw of a $25 gift certificate to the store. Sounds like a good deal to me. I've been looking into new inks. All I have are the Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks and they just don’t’ produce crisp images so the owner recommended Momento Inks. So between the black which they only had in the small and the brown that came with the kit I now will be able to stamp cute sentiments instead of spending money for the crisp look of rub-ons.

Anyway here are my two cards with the kit. I wanted to use a little bit of everything from the kit in one card. I knew I wanted to ink up the octopus so I decided to put him in a little ocean scene. The blue waves are the other side of the orange paper. I added some gel pen accents and added the ribbon to ground the sentiment.

I decided I want to keep playing with the ocean idea because I didn't get to incorporate the ship stamp in the last card. I made a rather simple card that I think could be sent to one of the boys from the Cards for Kids drive. This meant leaving out the ribbons and buttons because they were sparkle-y and girl-y. I'm loving the new inks and am excited to use my stamps to their full potential.