Lot's to share with you today! Be sure you read about the Nestability sale at the bottom of this post!
I made this card for the color challenge on Split Coast - to use red, tangerine and Kiwi Kiss, and a neutral. I created a fun round card using my new Pinking Circle Nestabilities (that I got on sale as per my note to you below!) I think the pinked edges go great with this prehistoric theme (sort of like Dino's teeth!).
The stamps are from Prehistoric Birthday by H&M Stamps . All of Heather's stamps are on sale now so be sure to check it out before everything sells out! All stamp sets are $8.00 or less!
The top circle, dino and cake are all popped up on foam dimensionals.
To cut the card - I put the Circle Nestability on the folded card - moving the top of the die above the fold - so that part wouldn't cut - then I ran it through my Cuttlebug going back and forth 4-5 times to be sure it cut through both layers. Then I cut the designer paper with the next smaller circle die and the Naturals Ivory with the next smallest - and attached them over the card base.
Stamps: Prehistoric Birthday: H&M Stamps
Paper: riding hood red, naturals ivory: SU, DP Cosmo cricket Lil Man/Jumping Jack
Ink: memento tuxedo black, riding hood red, kiwi kiss: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, dotted satin ribbon: PTI, slot punch: SU, pinking circles nestabilities, spica gold pen
For those of you who clean your stamps with a scrubbie and spray - I wanted to share with you a recipe for the spray that I found on a Split Coast forum so we can save some money and make our own! Whoo hoo!!
2 cups of distilled water
2 Tbs Rose Water
2 Tbs Glycerin
1 Tbs Baby Wash
I just boiled the water and let it cool to distill it but you can also buy bottled distilled water at supermarkets or places like CVS. (ETA - Rebecca was kind enough to leave me a comment on this post that boiling water doesn't distill it - distilling is a whole other process! my error!)
I found both the Rose Water and Glycerin at our local Whole Foods Market (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/) 4 oz for about $5.49 each. You may be able to find the Glycerin at a pharmacy (all my local pharmacies had were the glycerin suppositories!)
And it's ok to just use a generic brand of baby wash - I got one at CVS.
I made up a double batch and am storing it in a water bottle - be sure to label it so you don't drink it!! I put it in my small spray bottle and spray it on the scrubber - then rub my stamps on the scrubber - and it works just as well as my store bought stuff!
Here's another hot tip! http://www.ritzcamera.com/ is offering 20% off all scrapbooking supplies for the month of June - that includes Nestabilities!!!! (who knew they carried this stuff??) check it out here.