It's been a busy weekend! I've gotten a lot done, though I can't share all of it quite yet. How about some bits and pieces? I finished up this card and inchie charm set just yesterday. Color inspiration and patterned paper came from Cosmo Cricket's Little Boys Biography Collection. I've always loved this paper, and the colors just seemed to be perfect for balls of yarn.
The buttons are some that I picked up in a large bag at a superstore; I'm finding myself drawn to buttons lately as opposed to eyelets or brads. I think it's because I've seen so many beautiful creations online that use buttons, ribbon, and lace. (Okay, it's the influence of some amazing CPS girls. I'm hoping that they rub off on me!) Grosgrain ribbon is PaperTrey's Spring Moss, and scalloped cardstock is Prism Desert Coral Dark. (In real life, it isn't as much darker than the printed pattern at the top as it looks in the photos.)
Stamps are Basket of Yarn for the card and Knit One, Purl Two for the inchie charm as the focal images, and Faux Ribbon for the card front sentiment. I used my Stampin' Up word window punch to punch the sentiment, and my plain and scalloped square dies to mat the inchie charm.
I'm still not sure if I like the writing on the charm; it's my own handwriting. I think I might try it again with something other than my handwriting on it! By the way, if you need further information on soldering, there is a well-written and photographed tutorial here. And if you would like more information on inchies, you'll find a dedicated inchie blog here. (You don't have to start with a tiny stamp; just cut a 1" square mask and look for interesting areas.)
To color the images, I used the Copic Sketch markers pictured here. The marker end with no number on the end was an empty Copic marker that I filled with a mixture of clear blender fluid and YR31 to get a muted yellow glow.
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Company, PaperTrey Ink
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts Company
Punch: Stampin' Up (local demos)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Soldering, Inchie, and Copic Supplies: Ellen Hutson, LLC