Hi cardmakers and friends! Tool time! The tools have been out a lot here lately! What a month! I’m ready to get back on track.
It’s been hard to work upstairs with our upstairs AC unit out. ugh… I do not do well with HOT and humid! (a little cooler in here this morning cuz it rained overnight) The new unit came Wednesday and all the prep work done and installation started yesterday afternoon. Fortunately they work on Saturday and are back at it this morning! Hoping today is the day to have the upstairs air conditioned again! Crazy!
Oh and last Sunday my dryer heating element went out. lol So new washer and dryer this week too. Yikes! What a busy house! lol
So yes, tools are right on target! haha
I embossed this new 3D folder from Memory Box in my Big Shot, inked over with a little Distress Gathered Twigs ink and the mini blending tool… I like the mini for stuff like this…it seems like the brushes would get ink in deeper than just the surface I want for this look.
I used a couple planks from the Memory Box die and the new poppystamps Playful Happy Birthday die. A little twine and it was done!
The little screw brads… so teeny and cute. I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere. I think these were from Karen Foster brand way back inn 2004 – 5 ish! I linked to a few possibilities below.
I love this new Rope set from Memory Box…I haven’t begun to use all the pieces to the set! It’s one I will always be glad I have though…a long with the wood planks!
I used the new 3D Waves Embossing folder and scuffed it up with a sanding block… the new Memory Box paper pads work great for this! The new Sailboat dies and fun sentiments from the Whittle Sealife stamp set to finish it off. I use the smallest die in the Memory Box Slim Basic Rectangles die set to cut out my stamped sentiments. It’s longer than I need but I just trim the ends accordingly after die cutting them out.
I put a few of the new clear domed Fairy Dots on this one.
Holler if you have any questions! Both cards are A2 size.
I’ll be back next week a lot cooler and hopefully more creative! Yikes…When it’s Summer I always wish I was more of a Summer gal but I’m not! haha Sorry for the whine! ❤
Thank you for stopping by!