Tuesday, September 4, 2007

My First Post!

Hello, everyone! This is my first foray into the blogging world. You're probably wondering about my blog name - Glitter, Stamps, and Ink (Oh My...). Hee hee. Yes, I'm a rubber stamper, and I love glitter and sparkle and shine. I own a ton of Radiant Pearls, Twinkling H2O's, Art Institute Glitter, Pearl Ex, SU Dazzling Diamonds (the best glitter!), and my latest obsession - Stickles!!! What more can a girl ask for?

I have to say, though, that I do not use glitter on ALL of my cards. It's a 50/50 shot whether there will be some sort of sparkle or shine on my cards. This card that I made yesterday is my newest experiment with chipboard.

I used the large purple flower from the Accents and Elements Build a Flower tin, and stuck it onto a circle chipboard coaster that a dear friend gave to me (thanks again, Bev!!!). I then used scissors to cut around the flower, taking off the excess chipboard. There were a few rough spots here and there, so I sanded all around the edges of the flower.

Once I sat and thought about it, the rest of the flower kind of fell into place. I decided to keep everything in shades of Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst and White, so I built the card around these colors. I punched out a scallop circle from a scrap piece of Amethyst, punched out a white circle to put on top of that, and then took a smaller sticker from the same tin of stickers to put on top of the white circle.

I didn't like how much white space there was between the sticker and the scallop, so I started out doodling some kind of Lilac scallop-y border on the white circle. Well.... my pen had a mind of its own, and it kept on doodling, around and around. When I stopped, this is what it looked like. I think it's kinda neat - breaks up the monotony of the circles and polka dots.

I used another sticker from that Build a Flower tin, found a saying that would fit into that sticker (from a retired SU set called Love Matters), and stamped. It's a little higher than I would like, but there's no do-over with this. There's only one purple sticker this size in the tin, so I left it as is.

Then I had to decide how to ground the flower. I didn't want green (the obvious choice), so I thought hmmmmmm...... ribbon? But no Lilac nor Lavender ribbon on hand....... hmmmmm..... Oh!!! White!!!!!!! Duh!!!!!!!! So I laid it out to see how it would look, and did a little wiggle dance. Ya know? When you are excited about some fantastically cool idea that you came up with all by yourself, no casing, no copying, no one telling ya what to do? I just sorta wiggled in my chair, all happy and ready to cut some ribbon to finish this card. Hee hee hee. Yup, I'm a little nutty - but hey, what stamper isn't??

So there's my first blog post. Hope you like what you see and come on back. :-)


Chrissy D said...

WOOHOO Girl! Looks good. Love your post and name! It is FUN! :)Looking forward to playing some more!

Joan Ervin said...

Wow, Holly, you did it!! I love your post and your name is just too cute!! Your card is all the purple and doodling!! The flower is so pretty and I also love the ribbon stem. I will be visiting you often for great ideas....this is just too cool!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

yay!!! welcome to blog land!! =)