Friday, August 13, 2010

Mono squares

Recently (ok, not *that* recently!) I had an idea for a project with these 1 inch squares. The idea never panned out, actually it morphed into something completely different, but I still had about 20 or 30 of these stamped squares littering my table. Do you sometimes have a light bulb moment? That's exactly what this card was! I had been moving these squares around for ages - suddenly I knew exactly what to do! :D
I trimmed a card base out of a piece of black c/s and trimmed the mat out of the left over section. Once I had the mat ready I chose the best inchie squares (all inchies were Inka stamps with brilliance black ink) and laid them out. As soon as they were down I knew I needed ribbon - sheer black in this case. As soon as the bow was on I knew it needed a little something more. This bird came from a set by Fiskars - strange that I haven't used the bird that I bought the set for yet! After trimming the bird out (he has a swirly/vine type nest under him originally) I spritzed him with pearl glimmer mist. Once dry I popped him up and attached him, but didn't like the way the glimmer mist looked. So - trusty Tim to the rescue! :) A light coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles & a bit of drying time, a few dew drops, et voila!
I swear it took longer for me to write it out than to do it. Which happens so infrequently (I'm a slooooow stamper usually) that I think I'll just spend the rest of the day grinning like a fool!
Thanks for dropping by!


SmilynStef said...

What an absolutely fabulous way to feature those gorgeous inchies (and I love the amazing painted lotus that Lauren incorporated into her torso designs).

lauren said...

i don't blame you for grinning like a fool! i am also grinning and it is not even MY MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!! (though i'm itching to be inchin' again now, missus, thanks to you!!!!) ♥LOVE♥ (lovelovelovelovelove!!!!!!!) THIS, MARI!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥