Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hot Stuff!



I know I have used this image a fair few times to date, but I just love these little quippy Crafty Secrets delights from their Coffee and Tea set.  I am not Queen Copic by any stretch, but I do enjoy a wee scribble every now and again.  Plus, I also wanted to try and make dent in this momma beef sized pack of Pinefeather cardstock by Papertrey Ink that is gathering dust and hits me with a few pangs of guilt as to why on earth I actually bought it each time I pass it by? It's a lovely green, that is for sure, but not one I use very often without a hardcore prompt outside of maybe The Festive Season.   So, I thought, why not?  Let's give the old Pinefeather a go and see what happens.  Low and behold, I think I kind of like myself some Pinefeather now, especially when stamped with this Hero Arts Cling Background stamp called Asian Flower Pattern and when given some sooty edges.  This cling stamp seems to transcend the Christmassy vibe that I have always gotten when I see this particular green cardstock.   It's not a bad vintage green, eh?  I like that, when I can see my supplies in a new light and hopefully now it will sprout some legs and get itself used more often.  Buyer's remorse, no more.  Most excellent.

Thanks so much for popping by.  (Not that I can do too much popping myself (outside of literally) from all the wonderful Easter festivities of late though. Yum.)  Here's to a blessed day for us all!

12 comments:

Debbie Gaydos said...

LOL at the sentiment! So cute, Jen. I love the shape of the focal point panel.

Joyce said...

This is wonderful, as always. I really like what you did with the Pinefeather. On my screen, it kind of looks like one of those old fashioned blackboards (the kind that were green) with chalk on it. I always think of Pinefeather to use for my daughter's soccer team stuff, because that is her club color.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a great sentiment Jen. Fun card.

Cassi said...

super cute project, i too love these stamps!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Glad you used some Pinefeather. You did excellent! Mighty fine job coloring as well.

Marybeth said...

Nice way to use some old paper. Jen I don't think I have seen this stamp from you but I love it. Love the sentiment too cute. I love the SB die you used too, I think I need that :)

Kim Pope said...

Great card. I love the coloring & the sentiment is awesome.
TFS! Kim

Jill said...

Jen! Thank you for the sweet welcome back! I have missed you too! I was so excited when I saw your card today--you used Pinefeather and it *wasn't* a Christmas card! I, too, have this block when it comes to that shade of green, and you've inspired me to use it myself *soon!* I adore the vintage feel of this card, Jen, and you know what? I think I have that stamp set too! I will have to search it down in the mess I call my craft room and get it inky!

Pink Lady 631 said...

I love that Card, Once again you have done a 100% Job. Thanks for helping make my blog prettier!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So fun Jen! Love the Vintage image and catchy sentiment! Hope all is well :)

Anne B said...

I have struggled so much to use Pinefeather myself so thanks so much for this inspiration. Love the look of the light ink and sooty edges. Hot stuff indeed :)

carol (krillsister) said...

the background is awesome! Great sentiment. I don't think your copic coloring is scribbling; awesome job.