Saturday, February 9, 2008

SU night at my Mother's house

Last night was my SU night at my mother's house, and what fun we had :)! The demonstrator made me this cute little jar, and used the SU new rubons on the sides and filled it up using yummy heart candies.

She also made this cute little party favor out of white cardstock SU vellum, red ribbon,SU rubons, and Super tacky tape. Very easy to make, can't wait to make a few of these beauties and I think they would be great for Valentine's treats :)!

We made 2 cards last night, and what fun beautiful cards they were to make :)! For this first card we used SU Black ink, we stamped the large flower from the "Embrace Life" new SU set onto Cardstock Vellum. Next, we used SU markers to color the flower in but we colored the other side of the vellum from what we stamped. We used the asian looking stamp, and stamped it all over the front of the card's base flap. Next, we poked a hole in the middle of our flowers that we cut out and we put the brads on them. We then took some SU pop dots, attached them to the backs of the flowers and this is how we attached our flowers to the cards base. We stamped the sentiment "Embrace Life" onto the lighter strip of blue and then attached it to the darker strip of cardstock. Then we attached the 2 strips to the back of the larger dark piece of cardstock, and then we attached all of those pieces to the cards base. Finally, we folded the "latch" over onto the front of the card's base and then taking a pencil marked where we wanted to put our slit for the "latch" to slip into. We then took our ruler to make sure that both of our marks were equal distance from the outside of the card's base flap. Once we got it where we wanted, and the measurements were correct, we took our knife and ruler to cut the slit for the "latch". Then we slid our "latch" into the slit that we had made, and voila there is our first card. We used SU "soft sky", and SU "Blue Bayou" inks and cardstock for this card....almost forgot to tell you which one's we used :p! What a beautiful card eh?? Will definitely have to make this card
again :D!
I LOVED making this card, because we did some watercoloring...something that I don't do often and not very good at. Okay, let me explain...I am not very good at using the watercolor crayons that I got from Michael's. I know, I know, I can hear you gasp from!! I should have splurged, and used my husband unawareness program to hook myself up with some of these SU watercolor crayons. The one's I got from Michael's are called "Karat Aquarell" watercolor crayons, and I highly recommend that you don't get them. The color isn't that great, it takes a lot of swipes of your aquapainter to get the color you want...and so now you can see why I was turned off of watercoloring. Last night I got excited about watercoloring again, and am going to get some SU watercolors :)!!!
Regal rose, Rose red cardstock, watercolor paper
SU black ink, SU Rose red ink
SU watercolor crayons, aquapainter brush, pop dots, dimensionals, a brad, white ribbon, SU corner punch
SU "Embrace Life", "From the Heart" sentiment and "En Francais"
Happy Stamping :)!