I stamped the flower repeatedly, masking as I went along so some of the flowers appear to be behind others. I colored it with my Copics – but all I had was an extremely light purple and an extremely dark purple – so blending was a little tough.
I’m teaching a class to new stampers this week – and I was going to mention ribbon tying. I always tie mine by cutting a separate piece and tying it around the piece going across the card. The tails always lay flat, and I can slide the knot along the ribbon until I get it positioned where I want it.
I also like to use the Tombow Monoadhesive tape to hold the ribbon in place until I glue the back with something stronger. It never bleeds through to darken the color of the ribbon. This is what works for me anyway.
Today is my 42nd birthday. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
I’ve had a bunch of different “jobs”. I worked for a beer company (back when they had a keg of beer in the lunchroom free for employees – I kid you not!), I’ve formulated automotive paint (and learned to use one of those spray gun thing-ys), I supervised one of the largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world (on rotating 12 hour shifts – yuck, can’t stand working at night), I’ve supervised industrial process safety at a major chemical manufacturing plant, I’ve been a full time Mom, I’ve been a part time contractor and a full time Mom.
Now I’ve started my own papercraft business (and I’m still a Mom – by the way) and it has been a fascinating adventure. I don’t know if this is “it”, but I’m really looking forward to finding out.
Have any of you figured out what you want to be? Did you know right away?
Anyway – enough of the babble. Since its my Birthday, I though a little give away might be in order. So leave a comment on this post about what your favorite ink for stamping is. One of the commenter’s will win a Lizzie Anne “Happy Birthday” sentiment stamp. I’ll draw the name early Monday morning.
Oh – and sorry – we sold out of the Mega Thanks stamp set this weekend but there will be more soon!