Thursday, October 08, 2009

birthday cupcake

I mentioned previously I'd picked up a few things since my birthday
One was this cupcake stamp from Lockhart Stamps. Another thing was a Scor-Pal (hence the scoring in the background of this card). I'd gotten a Scor-it and initially I liked it alright. But the adjustable feature with the Scor-it - I think it just bugged me having to move it back and forth, and it didn't seem quite accurate. I don't know. (maybe operator error? quite possibly). I just never was quite in love with the thing - and it was heavy.
I kept seeing things made with the Scor-Pal and I resisted for almost 2 years - feeling it was almost like another die cut system. (I've got Quickutz, Zipemate and the Cuttlebug ok?) In otherwords, there is always something better, cooler, whatever on the horizon. Ugh. I thought I don't need another thing to score with do I? Obviously I decided I did. And honestly I really am loving this Scor-Pal. It's accurate, allows me to just score without thinking about the measurement and it's light (weighs very little). So all in all it was a good purchase.
This card - colored with Copics (I'm going slow with my collection of these. I like them but I still think I love my prismacolor pencils more.) I stamped the image i believe it was three times - colored and cut them out and layered them with foam dots. The tag and shape behind the cupcake are both nestabilities. I printed out the sentiment - I'm finding I never have quite the sentiment I want. (the words or how it fits in my scheme.) This has been an ongoing thing for me. I have looked over my collection of stamps and I have a ton of images and alphabets but my sentiments are woefully lacking. I've got some good ones but in general it seems I pick images over sentiments when I buy.
Does anyone have some good recommendations for sentiment sets? or should I continue to print out stuff from my computer?
(I'm posting this on Thursday while I'm at work. Hopefully I'll post something else before the weekend)


June Houck said...

You make me glad I got the Score Pal and not the Scor-It. I wondered if I needed both...what self-respecting stamper doesn't have multiple machines? LOL (Says the girl who used to own a QK Revolution, a QK blue handle, a QK pink handle, a Big Shot, and a Cuttlebug!)

Pretty card, is very Tracy, and I LOVE her :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Cute card! With your lettering skills I'd say look for sentiments online and then draw them yourself, invest in some calligraphy pens in various widths - and when time's pinched just print 'em out on the 'puter :) I have a collection of sentiment stamps from SU!, Purple Onion Designs, and Darkroom Door, so far so good. There are lots of inexpensive clear sentiment stamp sets around now, maybe finding a few on sale would do the trick.

Babsarella said...

So so so pretty. I love how you used the stamp within the pretty label diecut. I am so close to getting these. Love the way you used the scoring tool too. Glad you mentioned how you feel about the Copics. I think about them, but then I see things where there is a visible line and think that I like the look of pencils better (not that I see any lines on your flowers). As far as sentiments...I was also thinking of POD, but I recently purchased a nice set of Halloween saying in various sizes from Hero Arts, so you might check to see what they have for different holidays/events.

lauren said...

oooh ooooooooh OOOOOH! i ♥love♥ this card! LOVE. THIS. CARD!!! ♥

i do EXACTLY the same re sentiment stamps. but then, i'm not a "real" stamper. and i love those rub-ons. and my computer. and sometimes i just send a "nekkid" card and manually WRITE IN IT...shhhhhhh ...don't tell on me, k?!

Vinisha said...

congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.
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