I got my a la tart kit from OBP last night and I got to play with it a bit. Let me tell you, I love the papers, the embellishments and the STAMPS! Did you know you get new, unreleased, wood-mounted stamps in the a la tart kits now? In this month's kit, you get that cute little mouse dude over there and the sticks of candy in the next card. You can get a look at the kits over on the Odd Bird Planet site or if you are in Australia, you can get it from Lime Tart and save some moolah on shipping. I colored the little mouse with Copics and then cut him out. The laser cut tree was first colored with Copics, but the color didn't show up well, so I covered that with Shimmer (Thanks, Ryann), but that didn't sparkle enough for me, so went straight for the Stickles. Yes! I added a gem star and some opalescent mica chips for snow. I cut out the sentiment from the vinyl sheet included in the kit. For this card, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and lined up the candy stamps in a row. I colored it all with Copics. I didn't know what to call this card and asked the other crafters for suggestions on sentiments and this is the best one we came up with. Instead of stamping the sentiment, I used the rub-ons that are included in the kit. I'm not sure of the wonky letters, but it's a done deal now. I like how these candies look like candy as well as flowers. I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of this stamp. BTW, isn't that pom-pom strip just the cutest? Yep, you get some of that in the kit, too. Oh yeah, baby! Another card made with the a la tart kit. I just love those pink pom-poms. The other embellishments in the kit include the buttons, some brads, a small jar of glitter and charm paper clips.
I haven't shown you all the cards I made because, well, the other ones are odd and not worth taking up bandwidth or server space.
I almost forgot to post this easy card. As I was perusing some inspirational magazines, I saw a card with the Cuttle-Bugged background like this one. I was instantly enamored and had to reproduce it. I borrowed Tiff's CB and folders and went for it. You put your cardstock in about 2/3 way into the embossing folder and emboss. That's the top part here. Then you use your Scor-Pal or whatever you use to score stuff and score two narrow parallel lines after the CB area. Then put the other end of the cardstock a little less than 1/3 of the way into another CB folder. Emboss. Then do the parallel line thing again. That's it. How fun is that? I know I'll be doing this technique again and again. It'll be fun to mix up the CB folders in different combinations.
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