My blog has been quiet this week because I went to Las Vegas! Woo hoo! It's just one of those places on my bucket list to go and see. I had a great time - didn't do too much gambling because there's so much to see.
We stayed at Treasure Island, which I recommend to anyone wanting a good hotel on the strip:
I'm catching up with the activity on the OWH site and others and found Friday's discussion about crafter's remorse very interesting. I'm sorry to hear that so many of you don't use your Cricut and have been frustrated with it. I bought SCAL (Sure Cuts-a-Lot) and use the software to cut images with the Cricut, but I've also got several cartridges too. I wish I could show ya'll how easy it is to use! When it dies, though, I'm switching to a Silhouette.
OK - on to today's sketch. I made two cards for this one - masculine and feminine. Here's the girly one:
Sentiment is from Stamps of Life - didn't photograph too well. I made the background on watercolor paper with my Inktense pencils, then white embossed the sentiment over it. The gray background paper is from my stash and I debated about mounting it on pink cardstock, but decided to go for it! (That Vegas lifestyle is kicking in!)
My second card is masculine, using a stamp from Impression Obsession:
I colored the image twice - once with the Inkense pencils and once with Copics. The Inktense had the effect I was looking for. Papers are from my stash again and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.
And here's our sketch inspiration:
I'm inspired to make cards for kids again after reading this post: Tough guys digging through a box of cards. Hope you are too.
Happy Easter, everyone!