Oct 4, 2012
PKS October Sneaks! Aw...Nuts!
Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a great week so far! I can definitely tell that Fall is just right around the corner here. I can't decide if I'm happy about it or not. I love the cooler days and the trees changing colors but I can't block out the thought WINTER is right afterwards! I so do not like cold weather!! But...as my sweet Mother would say I have no control over it so enjoy each day and make the best out of it!
This week is Peachy Keen's October sneak peek week and WOW have the peeks been awesome or what!! This release is absolutely adorable and I know it's one you will want to add to your collection! It's my turn to share my peek over on the Peachy Keen Blog today! I made a card using the newest Peachy Keen stamp club set and several of the past sets too!
Before I get started with the details let me give a shout out to my bud Nikki (aka Scrappin' Navy Wife) She did a technique tutorial the other day (HERE) that inspired me! Well, let's just say everything the lady does inspires me but this day I acted on it hee hee! Her tutorial was on stamping, masking, and paper piecing and if you haven't seen it be sure too it's awesome! I really loved the idea of making a mask from a die!
Ok, so let me get started and hopefully I will make sense! This card didn't go exactly as planned!! I'll try to explain what led up to what you see! I started off using a Spellbinder Grand Nestibility die (the larger dies) called Grand Labels One for my mask. I then stamped the PK-107 Cloudy Day background inside the shape. Here's where things went a bit South for me! I got ink on the outside or under my mask so totally screwed it up! I then just cut the shape out! Before I glued it onto another piece of white card stock, I stamped the tree from PK-120 Home Tweet Home and paper pieced it. I then glued it down! I used the Fiskars grass border punch for my grass. I stamped the adorable little chipmunk and also paper pieced it. I added a little twine bow. I also added a little clear gem to the bow using my I-Rock. I paper pieced several little nuts that are included in the stamp club set (one for her to hold and the rest to arrange around my sentiment). The AW...Nuts sentiment is also included in the new stamp club set but the rest of the sentiment is from PK-105 Happy Hour. The whole sentiment reads "I'm late, I'm late...Hope your birthday was great!!" I masked off the second part and added that to the inside of my card. I added some glossy accents to my chipmunks eyes and her tooth! Last, I added some faux stitching.
Whew, I sure hope that made sense hee hee!! I had some major bumps in making the card but I still like how it came out in the end and I hope you do too! Thanks for looking and I hope you have a AWESOME day! Hugs, Leanne