Wednesday, February 10, 2010

You're my cup of tea!

Hello, everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week. I am having a very busy one. I have 2 exams this week at school. One of the classes I am taking this semester is College Algebra. Let me tell you, it is tough going back to college with a 15 year gap. Last semester was not that bad, but this semester I am taking Algebra. That makes all the difference. I really hate math...really really hate it! Good thing my husband has a math degree, my friend Tom has multiple math related degrees, and Joy is an engineer! Thanks goodness for smart friends! This is another good reason to surround yourself with people smarter than you. They can always teach you something.

The card I have for you today is a card that I made using the Labels 9 Nestibilities dies and my copic markers.


After running my nestiblity die through my cuttlebug. I left the die in place on the paper and then used my Copic airbrush system to airbrush the die. The good thing about leaving your die on the paper is it leaves that nice crisp white border around the the edge.


I then stamped and colored with my copics this adorable Unity stamp. Then I cut it out and adhered it to the airbrushed paper. I could have avoided this step if I would have masked the area, but I found it easier to stamp on another sheet of paper and cut it out by hand.




Have a wonderful day!!




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32 comments:

momto3ms said...

Love this card and love the technique of leaving it in the nestibilities die to air brush it. Looks fabulous!

congrats on going back to college! I tried but it was just too hard with 3 kids and all my hobbies. :)
Good luck!

cynthia

chignon said...

Your card is darling, especially the touch with the heart buttons. Keep working toward the degree and just remember a step at a time and you'll get there. I went back to school a few years back and my mantra was..how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Good luck with Algebra!

flowerdisco said...

It makes me happy too your decision of going back to college. I do too hate math :).

The card is gorgeous as always. Love the technique and the stamps. The heart buttons are so cute and how you lay them out awesome.

Ohhh Snap said...

Great card! I feel my resistance to coptics fading. I even bought a couple with a coupon at HL. Airbrushing, oh my.

Congratulations on going back to school. I found I liked math more when I thought of it as a puzzle to solve rather than a chore. Of course, your mileage may vary lol. DD sooo doesn't agree with my logic.

Maryellen said...

Hi Melanine! I was wondering
what stamp set you used for this
wonderful card. I love tea and
it's a perfect stamp for my
collection.
Thanks
Maryellen
w_webber@yahoo.com

K-E Kreations said...

What a pretty card! I love the airbrushing you did.

Carol said...

Love this card! Good luck on those exams!!

TR said...

Very nice!
I need to work more with my nestabilities.
I only have the round ones but I used it
the other day and it was so fun.
Thanks.

Nana Mouse said...

LOVE this card. I, too, would like to know what stamp set you used for the tea bag. CONGRATS on going to college!! I know you'll do great at whatever you attempt!! Yep, smart friends are a total bonus!! LOL

scrappin'Staddie aka nana said...

This card is so sweet!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

Veronica said...

Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing your techniques.
Hang in there with school. It's all worth it!
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

melanie said...

it is a unity stamp from the December kit of the month. Here is the link http://www.unitystampco.com/stamps/2526-KOMDEC09_Delightful_Moments

Sheryl K said...

That is such a cute card. I love the airbrushing you did, it does have such a nice clean edge. Thanks for sharing!! Sheryl K

janeskeepsakes said...

I love this beautiful card. I loved to hear how it was put together. Good luck in college.

Pamela said...

What a cute tea card. I haven't bought any nestabilities but am starting to use some of the labels from my Cricut.
Pamela

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Melanie! I love the air brush technique, very nice. I hear ya on the Algebra thing...it was murder..but funny thing is..my daughter Murray has the math mind, and she is tutoring our next door neighbor who has also returned to school (she is 29). When Murray was younger, she used to point things out to us and say.."it's a patren," LOL, she has always been good at Math.

Keep up the great work, and you will get there. I know it's rough going back after awhile (I was 31), but it is worth it!!!!

*hugs*
Lisa Sturgill

kim.mom said...

LOVE IT!! Tell us more about the air brushing! I've looked at those but I don't understand the differences in the different systems. Love that look!

Connie said...

Great card. Would love to learn more about airbrushing!! Maybe a video on the technique. Thanks for sharing.

scrapguy said...

Mel--you are a wiz with those markets--the air brush is super cool--what a great Idea for cheeks on paper dolls for a winter layout! i love it when you inspire me--I may just have to break the bank and start a copic collection!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

barbara614@insightbb.com

JANLYNN said...

LOve this card and the little heart buttons just set it off so well. Good luck on going back to college and remember that this (algebra)too shall pass

ckeller219 said...

wow, lots of stuff I haven't heard of yet. But the card is wonderful.
Good luck on school, I admire you going back.

Short Scrapper said...

Precious card! And I know what you mean about going back to school . . . I went back after 20 years and they almost had to admit me! lol

*Bling Queen!* said...

Love the stamp... I want it.. I have to try that tech

eiyiyi said...

Such a pretty card. Love the airbrushed label and the sentiment.
Another job very well done! hugs, eileen

jls said...

Love Tea......and LOVE your card, thanks for sharing. Good Luck with your class.......I hear ya when you say it's not so easy after being away for so long! You can DO IT!!

Crafty Sue said...

Melanie, cute card. I love the sentiment. TFS

Kathy said...

Great card!! Congrats on going back to school and being surrounded by friends that can help you out as you study.

ERMAPAR said...

I just love these cards

Santaread said...

love the card good luck on your exams

suesuems said...

Great joy...love the airbrushing tip.
Thanks for everything!

Susan

suesuems at aol dot com

bartlettpair said...

WOW you did a super job!!! It looks so professional!!! Be so blessed!! And thank you for sharing/ allowing us to glean from you:)
Blessings
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