Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sailing Away

Another post from me today!

I think one of my resolutions for the New Year will be to ink up and use all the stamps I own.  Yeah, right.  That's so not going to happen, but I'm going to TRY.  That might mean I have to ink up a new stamp every week, so that takes care of 52 stamps...so then I would need say, an extra 10 years or so to keep up with my new year's resolution.  Not to mention, that would mean I couldn't buy any new stamps.  Fat chance.

Anywho, a girl can dream.

BUT, I have managed to use my unused Lili of the Valley image called Sailing Boat.  I just love his little guy.  Love the way he's holding is boat.  This little guy was colored with Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush.
 
Oh, and I got so excited that I was able to use my October Afternoon Seaside Paper Pad.  I haven't touched this pad at all, but just look at how PERFECT it matches the image!! Isn't that cool?  Okay, maybe it's a little too matchy-matchy, but I couldn't help myself.  I even decorated the inside of the card, something I rarely do, but will definitely try to do more often next year.  It just finishes the card off so nicely.

The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Circle Postmarks.  I forgot how much I actually really liked this sentiment set.  I guess there must have been a reason why I designed them this way, lol.

I used some new stuff that I treated myself to which are the ivory twill and the baker's twine.  I was kicking myself for not using my netting ribbon, which would have gone perfectly with this card.  I did manage to use some more Viva Decor Pearl Pens (no surprise).  I used the Light Blue Pearl Pen on top of the brass brads and the Copper Pearl Pen on the bottom left corner.

Stamps: Lili of the Valley Sailing Boat and Whimsy Stamps Circle Postmarks
Medium: Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush  
Paper: October Afternoon Seaside 8x8 Paper Pad
Accessories: twill, baker's twine, brads, Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen, Viva Decor Copper Pearl Pen
Tools: Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper CutterATG adhesive gun

7 comments:

mudmaven said...

I totally love this - got this stamp a while back and now I'll just HAVE to do something with it. Haven't tried my distress re-inkers yet either. Might be a groundbreaking New Year's eve! Gorgeous, stunning card! ~chris

Kim Y. said...

Totally cute card!
He is sweet! I hear you about trying to use the new stamps! It will probably take me as long to ink them all up too! LOL

Rosa-kreattiva said...

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........|000|... per un anno magico.
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..........\0/..... con affetto
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Renkata said...

Very cute and adorable card Ann.
Wish you all the best in 2011 year!

Dorcas said...

Ann! How lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This is so very sweet Ann!! Adore your layout and gorgeous details!! :) Best wishes for a wonderful New Year my friend!!HUGS

Lorraine said...

Aw, how cute is this little guy? Love your coloring of him and your card design!