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)

5 comments:

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, T...it 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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