Ok well I started this card yesterday, when it was POURING out & I just wanted it to go away!! Now I finally finished it.....& the sun is out :) It's a gorgeous day & *finally* Michael will get to play his first baseball game tonight! His games kept getting canceled....while Matthew has played 3 already!! I told him that summer in Wisconsin is a crap shoot!
So I was going through my bins of High Hopes rubber & found Willard Weather Ant.....not to mention a ton of rubber I haven't even used yet!! I will not buy any more stamps until I've used ALL the ones I have that haven't seen ink!! So many cute High Hopes stamps......& remember you can order them from 7 Kids College Fund!!! If you don't see what you want, just ask!
I stamped Willard onto SU's Naturals White & colored him with my Copic markers. I seem to be using the Copics more these days.....& for what they cost that is a good thing! The papers are SU Sage Shadow (with a bit of ink sponged on....wasn't *quite* the right shade) & My Mind's Eye. I paper pieced the umbrella & added Glossy Accents to the boots. I actually ended up coloring the boots twice....I had colored the flowers orange the first time & it just didn't look right so I did it again with pink flowers...much better :)
Can you believe my Martha Stewart doily punch isn't working??? I must have worn it out......sniffle......
...& I can't live without it so I'll have to buy a new one. And yes, I used foil.....& I tried putting it in the freezer.....nothing revived it. So....I had to use a different punch for under the lace....this one is the Fiskars Threading Water border punch. Not what I wanted for this card but it will have to do!
Here's a close up of Willard....cutest ant ever!! I am blessed to have so much HH rubber, even if I haven't used them all!! Did you see that High Hopes has new releases coming out of their ears?? AND a new artist!!! Check out their blog HERE for all the info!!
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