Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thanks so much Topiarie

Today's Ways to Use it (#183) was to use a white gel pen. Oh, my. I LOVE my white gel pen. Almost can't make a card without it now a days! I use the Stampin' UP white gel pen. Thursday is also the day that Cindy, over in the MFT forum, posts the MFTsketch so of course I had to combine them.

Labor day week we recieved a fruit basket from some clients of hubby's. They had sent it because he had worked on their projects over the Labor Day weekend. He asked if I could make a Thank You card that he could send to them. So here it is:

stamp: build bouquet, sassy sayings - MFT; paper: far east dp, night of navy, vanilla, brocade blue; ink: old olive, distress inks: vintage photos, walnut s tain, broken china, faded jeans, weathered wood; accs: silver cord, white gel pen, flower soft, distressing tool, corner round punch, coluzzle

I used Build a Bouquet that Kim over at MFT has on sale right now. I only used two of the circles and stamped them in old olive. The pot was stamped in distress inks broken china and faded jeans. Used my gel pen to outline it and the stems. I then distressed the image with distress inks: weathered wood, broken china, faded jeans, vintage photo and walnut stain! Added some more white gel pen in the corners and picked up my distressing tool that was still siting out from yesterday and went to town. The pattern paper is from a mat stack called Far East. I used the corner round punch to do the scallop edge and a coluzzle to cut out the circle.

Now you are probably wondering about the "stuff" on the topiarie? It is called Flower Soft. Mom and I first saw this product at CHA and wanted some then. We found a company here in the States (Flourishes) that sells it as it is from overseas. You just glue it on where ever you want it. I used Helmar's acid free glue that dries clear. I took a side view picture so you can get more of an idea of how it sticks up.

Wanna get cozy with the MFT crew? Want excuses to buy more stamps and play with the ones you have? We are changing up our forum to make it tons of fun for the MFT lover in you! On Sept. 13th, we unveil our MFThemed Forum Days!

Play along with Who’s That Girl? Monday
Find out more about MFT crew and fans on Thread Starter Tuesday
Chat it up MFT style Wednesday nights at 9pm(est)
Get a little sketchy on Thursday
Hum a little Oldie PLUS Goodie on Friday

What’s in for you? We thought you’d ask! So we decided to offer a $5 store gift certificate to one lucky winner each day! And on top of all that goodness, the daily winners will be thrown into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate! Now that’s a reason to celebrate, don’t you think?

Keep your eyes peeled and be ready to party on Sept 13th. Wanna know a little secret to get you started? You’ll need Rain or Shine for the very first challenge, so from now through Sept 13th, it’s 20% off, just to get you in the mood!


Unknown said...

Amber this is SO pretty! Love that flower soft!

Allison Rankin said...

This is lovely...great work with the gel pen (mine needs more practice!).

Anonymous said...

That flower soft stuff looks COOL! Will have to check it out

Catherine said...

this is soo pretty, and i love using my flower soft. it looks so pretty on this image =)

Kim said...

Very pretty!