If you like my Facebook page, you probably already know that my video camera died! Luckily, it was right after I transferred this card video to my computer. I knew this would happen any day – I feel like I’ve had this camera forever! Anyway, I ended up buying a Canon Vixia HF M40. It’s supposed to arrive today actually! I sure hope next week’s video goes smoothly… you never know with new technology.
I’ve had this monkey stamp for probably a year. I just haven’t gotten around to using it! Sometimes I feel like all I want to do is buy stuff and then I don’t use it – you know? Does anyone else have this disease? I’m literally standing in my craft room with tons and tons of supplies and I think, “I don’t have anything I can work with.” Kind of like being in my closet with all these clothes and nothing to wear! I seriously need to start using my existing stamps more often.
When I made the first version of this card, I grabbed some Neenah white cardstock for the leaves and used Stampin’ Up! ink. When it was done, I realized my mistake and used Stampin’ Up! white cardstock the second time. See both examples below – Neenah first, Stampin’ Up! second.
Wow, it’s an amazing difference, don’t you think? The Stampin’ Up! ink absorbs so much better into the paper.
Another interesting thing I figured out… the Top Note die is not perfectly centered. In other words, if you line up your card in the middle of the die to run through the Sizzix, the cut will not be in the middle. Not good, huh? So, I marked the center with a pen, centering a 4.25×5.5 box around the die cut. Make sense? It works!
The inside of the card says “Hang in there” – it’s just plain in the middle so I didn’t take a photo, but it’s in the video.
Have a great week!
- Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain Background Stamp
- Stampin’ Up! Inspired by Nature
- Stampin’ Up! Build a Blossom Stamp Set
- Hero Arts Playful Monkey Stamp
- Hero Arts Playful Animals Stamp Set
- Stampin’ Up! Inks: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, and Wild Wasabi.
- Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
- Copic Sketch Markers: E00, E13, E21, E25, 0