I celebrated the end of tax season on Monday with my Ink Or Dye stamp club. We met for dinner at the local Mexican restaurant so of course a margarita was included!
Our card challenge this month was to create a card from a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon image. Rather than trading the cards, we all decided we would send them in a “card shower” to a lady undergoing treatment.
The ATC challenge piece was a small brown craft envelope. It was amazing how many different and clever ideas we had!
My brain was still very much in “tax mode” so I couldn’t resist using that as my inspiration:
I received Betsy’s adorable little Easter Bunny. She turned her her envelope into a pocket so he could hide inside.
With my crazy schedule last month, I almost missed the Ink Or Dye meeting in March, but luckily made it just in time for the trades and project. However, I missed posting the update, so here it is now.
Our card challenge in March was a t-shirt image. I couldn’t get the thought of tie dying my t-shirt out of my head so that’s what I went with. Since we pre-stamp our images at our meetings, my t-shirts were simply stamped with black ink on white card stock. Now the question was how to turn that plain card stock into a tie dyed background without ruining the image. (I always stamp a few extras just in case I need them.)
Hurray for computers! I had a number of computer graphic backgrounds so I searched for just the right ones. I carefully measured the locations of my images and then inserted the graphics into a Word document. I then ran the stamped card stock through my color printer and voila! I had my tie dyed t-shirt!
I received Barb’s card in the swap. The pictures just never do her work justice. Her t-shirt has a metallic sheen with a black cat stamped on it.
Our ATC challenge piece for March was a slide mount. I couldn’t resist using an image of “The World’s Most Photographed Dog” — my “grand-dog”, Snickerdoodle — can you imagine how bad I’ll be when I have actual grand children?
Again, I received Barb’s ATC. I think it’s been like 3 months in a row! But I’m not complaining. I love her work!
Stay tuned the next few days as I catch you up on our projects!