February 3, 2012

Something So Sweet

Hello


This is Pam @ Papillon Digital Designs & The Bug Bytes - your designer today at She's a Sassylady .
I am so thankful to Sheila for not only giving me an opportunity to share here but for being such a great great friend!! Valentine day is approaching soon and many of us are in a rush to make gifts and cards. So I thought I would make it simple on myself and make quick gifts and cards. Last year I had gone to Target and got some mailboxes and decorated them.  (The gypsy file is on my blog if you want to make one of those). This year when I went to pick more of them for myself and my friend -  I found more cute things there -  heart shaped plastic boxes. I also picked up some dollar items - ribbons, heart candy gems, foam sticker shapes and $1:00 paper pack and best of all heart shape doilies which seems to perfect for the box. And of course you gotta have candy!! So I got some jelly beans candy packets and M & M's. I also ( I think I am "also" too many times  but..) had empty washed  Bertolli pasta sauce glass bottle which I thought would make an ideal gift when decorated. Armed with all this plus some bling, twine and different kinds of adhesives I tackled the .. uhh delicately of course as the items are a bit fragile :)..
Now I have joined the copics class my friend Melissa is teaching and I wanted to start practising and get some digital stamps all ready for when the class begins. When I saw this stamp - http://www.mosdigitalpencil.com/products/Cotton-Candy.html thanks to my friend Kymberlee of course I had to get it and use it.

Here's my project




Very very quick to assemble. The card is also a quick card with base as an ivory card and envelope from Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and the rest of elements from my target supplies.

Printing and cutting designs like my own, Dover or digital stamps like these- is why I love my silhouette. I use SD for print and cut  of  standard paper. I cut the stamp with height of 2 1/4  inches as I did not want it to be taller than the bottle. And boy! is that tiny for me to color after coloring up 15" x 22 " watercolor paper!!! Small real estate I tell you!! But I am enjoying coloring nevertheless. Makes me feel like a miniature painter!! :)

Here is the look at the silhouette file



(click on picture to see it enlarged a bit).

My attempt at coloring with copic markers



Closer look

Heart shaped Target box. Don't you love those doilies? just a buck for 25 of them. And I am so happy with my eyeballing of the heart shape - "be mine" which I cut with Silhouette.





The bottle




The card



Thank you & Happy Valentine to all of you my friends and do share your project with us here at Sassy's.

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