I was beginning to wonder if I was going to make it today - LOL! But here I am :D I love to utilize my stamps in unusual ways - not just for cardmaking. It has been some time since I have done a special meal. Now that I'm a working girl there just doesn't seem to be that extra time that these types of occasions need, but I love to cook a nice meal and present it in a "lovely" way when I get the opportunity. Yep, a little bit of Martha wore off on me - LOL!
This is another one of the beautiful Autumn images that is going to be part of the Lockhart Stamp Company release this Friday - it is called Harvest Basket! With this menu card I should have started my planning stages much earlier. It was an afterthought to put it in the frame and thus the tight corners, but I thought it might help you visualize using it in a different way if I posted a picture like this.
There is one element in this project that I would like to point out to you. The first being the "recessed" embossing on the scalloped oval. I am so in love with these shapes and the embossing. If you notice the angel I made a few days ago you will see the inset of this same shape. What I have been doing is making "two for one" project preperations. I don't like to throw away even the tiniest of papers and so I have been planning to use both pieces of my cutouts. I highly recommend it :D
I would also like to thank the Spellbinders Design Team for heading over here to my blog - helping to answer the questions that have been raised. They have worked with the Wizard for several years and so they are knowledgeable and able to answer the questions that are presented. So if you have asked a question I would like to suggest that you return to that post and read through some of their answers and suggestions.
One question that I would like to answer is in regards to the white spacer plates. I will try and update the information on my site before Friday, but I wanted to let you know that these plates are made out of a very hard material (some type of plastic). They are approximately 1/8" thick x 4 1/4" x 6". Two come in a package and I continually flip mine so that I don't get a really warped one. Having these available has made it so much simplier for me then when I was constantly looking for just the right number and thickness of chipboard pieces.
Oops - I just noticed another question that many of you might find the answer helpful. In designing these punches we decided to make two separate scalloped shapes. Some people like a more "delicate" look to their work, others a more "classic". If you make a comparison to what it is that you already own you can determine which will better suit your style. Count the "bumps" on your current scallops and then make your decision accordingly. The Petite Scallop Circle has a total of 37 "bumps" on it whereas the Classic Scallop Circle only has 22 "bumps". The circle is currently the only new Nestability shape that has both the Classic and Petite options. Please note that we have designed the "Basic Shaped" circles (no bumps on these) so that they coordinate with both the Spellbinders Classic Circles and Petite Circles. Therefore if you decide you just have to have both scalloped circle sets, you will only need to purchase one set of the Standard Circles, Large and Small. Please let me know if this is clear as mud or whether you need more information. Again my worker bees and I are taking pictures, editting, blah, blah, blah and hope to be prepared for Friday the 13th Ü
Spellbinders will be using their patented technology to continue to bring you more of the shapes that you desire. We are working hard at it, but time only allows for so much - LOL!
Thank you for stopping in to visit today! The clock is ticking - I must run and get more pictures uploaded :D