Friday, July 15, 2011

CHA bound

Hi Guys,

Hope you are all enjoying this hot sticky weather. The month of June flew by and it being my birthday month, I was wined, dined, lunched and brunched all month. There are ten of us that celebrate our birthdays in June, and we had a blast.

I am so excited that Heidi and Simon invited all the Pointer teachers to join them at the summer CHA show in Chicago, and we are all able to make it. It should be so much fun. We are leaving on Sunday and returning home on Friday. I hope to come home inspired and full of new ideas.

Simon (Pointers store owner) is making his own line of stamps that are absolutely gorgeous. You can purchase them either wood-mounted or unmounted with cling. They are so deeply etched that your image comes out very crisp and clear. I just love them. So I thought that I would use one of the stamp images to make this card. If you are in the Toronto area, come into the store and check them out, and while you are there check out my sample cards for the next class.

I used Black Onyx Versa Fine ink. I stamped onto craft card stock and then layered it onto embossed layer. I used glitter to frame the layer, and in the center of each flower. I outlined each flower with white Prisma coloured pencil to pop the image t hope you like it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you were here by leaving a comment.




Laurie said...

This is such a lovely card, Nicky. I really like the Kraft & white together and your touches of glitter just make it sing! Hope you have a safe trip and a really wonderful time at CHA. Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Bonnie said...

I love the card Nicky. It has such a classic look and is just perfect for this time of year! Have a great time in Chicago.

Oma said...

Gorgeous card Nicky! I saw it in the store just the other day when I was there on my lunch hour. Wish I could go to CHA!!

Karen Wilson said...

Beautiful card and hope you enjoyed CHA!

Esther said...

Hi Nicky...Your card is the white outline. Have a terrific time in...Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town!!!...I am very jealous.

Luana said...

Love the card Nicky! Glad to hear you are doing well. I'm sure you will have a fabulous time at CHA, hope to see you soon, miss you! xo
Luana :-)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card Nicky! I love how you outlined the flowers with white ... very pretty.

Cheryl said...

This is one of my favourite cards that you made. That stamp looks so stunning and you had such a great vision for its use!