Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Blitherer on the Blog!!

Hello.  My name is Mona Burnett, and I am Brenna's Mom!!!  I have recently become a stampin up demonstrator also!!  After she joined and I saw all the great benefits she was getting, I decided to take the plunge and become a demosntrator myself!  woo hoo!!  I wanted to showcase my work also, but don't have a blog and have found myself somewhat technologically I proposed a sharing of Brennas blitherings.  I have noticed that she has been sort of slacking in the posting area also...ha ha ha...hopefully between the two of us we can have a nice little blog with tons of Stampin' Up card and 3D item inspiration!!!
On to the first of hopefully many posts to come!!  My Neice and Nephew and throwing my brother and sister-in-law (follow??) a 60-60-40 party in the beginning of September!  (ie, they are both turning 60 and it is there 40th anniversary!)  What an accomplishment!! Super cool, and an event like that can't go without a celebration!!!  (or a card or two for that matter!!!)  For this anniversary card, I used the Pals Paper Arts Sketch 107 to guide my way (PPA107).  I chose to use Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White and Blushing Bride as my colours also. 
Close up of the Tiny Tags:
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake.
Stamps: Flower Fest, Tiny Tags.
Ink: Versamark, black embossing powder, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride.
Embellishments: Blushing Bride stitched poly ribbon, natural hemp twine, vintage trinkets, stampin pastels (pretty in pink)
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, 1 3/8" circle punch, jewelery tag punch, Lace ribbon border punch, 1/16" circle punch.
For the flowers I stamped them in versamark and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I then punched it out and burnished with the pretty in pink stampin pastels.  I thought about just stamping it on the blushing bride paper, but I like the effect of burnshing for this card better, I like the subtlety of it.  Even though there isn't a blushing bride stampin pastel (because it's an in colour) the pretty in pink is a pretty good substitute.  Well, thanks for hanging out and checking out my card.  Looking forward to more posts!!