Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dustin's Owl Project....DONE!

I finished Dustin's Owl Stationary today. I ended up not making a box to store everything in. I have to mail the items to him and I was afraid the box would get damaged in shipping.

I made a total of:
6 note cards (with clear envelopes)
12 sheets of note paper
12 matching envelopes

Here is the finished project and then a picture of each individual item follows so you can get a better look.

Entire Project

Note Paper

Envelope *sorry its on its side*

Note Card

Dustin's Note Papers

I am done with the 12 note papers that I am making for Dustin. I ended up putting more ink on the edges of the paper and de-stressing the edges a little more with some Creamy Caramel (my favorite color that was discontinued).

Take a peek:

Got a new computer...and I am working on a lil' project

I FINALLY got a new computer today. For the last 6+ months I have only had a net book to surf the web with. If you have ever used a net book then you understand why I have not been posting updates here at "My Stamping Spot".

Now for my project (rubs hands together)... My friends oldest son moved out of her house and away from the area. When I say away I mean to a whole different state. Right before he left he posted on Facebook that he wanted stationary with owls on it. My mind started to race.

First I thought, "I could do that!"

Then my mind started thinking of my friend who was going to be missing her "baby" and that this would be a great way for him to write home and send her some love.

So then my fingers typed, "I'll make you some stationary."

Then reality hit home. I quickly realized that SU! doesn't have a masculine owl stamp. I then started searching my next favorite place to shop....E-bay. After a quick search I found a stamp that would work. One that had my requirement (had to inspire me) and one that had his requirement (he wanted an owl sitting on a branch).

Here is what I picked out:

This stamp/image is from a lady who makes her own stamps and does custom images. This was not a custom image but it was still perfect. Like I said it covered both of our requirements.

Anyway, my plan is to make him: 1. 12 sheets of note paper 2. 12 note cards 3. 24 matching envelopes and 4. a matching container to keep all the goodies in.

My idea....KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid

I have already started the note papers. I am doing a simple embossing on the paper, masking the inside of the circle and sponging So Saffron, then masking the center and sponging Marina Mist around the image and along the edges of the note paper.
Masking the moon
Sponging the blue

As soon as everything is done I will post finished pictures. Keep checking back!