Hey it’s Wednesday already! I took the day off yesterday – well almost. I reorganized the stamp room one more time. I may get it right one day, but I highly doubt it. I just flat out need more room! As I wait patiently for one the kids to move out, I’ll have to make do. I found Mallory’s old iPod last night and got to messing with it. She was having trouble getting it to hold a charge, so at some point, we bought her a new one. So this one can be mine now. I’ve spent all morning uploading music, some of my blues and county tunes, and shhhhhh – don’t tell her — I deleted her rap! Anyhoo, the darn computer kept locking up on me, so I decided to make a card.

Because of my cleaning, errands, etc., yesterday, I let the color challenge slide. Actually, I just couldn’t come up with anything that was working for me either. When I saw the Sketch Challenge last night, still nothing came to mind. While I was messing with the computer this morning, I walked into the stamp room and guess what? Yep – something came to mind. Now don’t get overly thrilled, but I was happy that I got to fun stamp!

So, here’s my card for the Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. It’s not often I get a double challenge in, but I’m still trying not to miss them.

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The image of the ant was stamped out three times at different angles and colored with Copic Markers. There is just a bit of Tulip Crystal Glitter Paint on the trim of the hat and I painted on a layer of Tulip White Puffy Paint for the snow. I’ve not used Snow Burst much (once that I can remember for Stamp Club), so I grabbed it and stamped the snowflakes in Pomegranate.

Stamps: SU Snow Burst, Seasonal Inklings by G-Rated

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Kraft and Purely Pomegranate

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink, SU Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: Copic Markers, Signo White Gel Pen, SU Double-Stitched Ribbon, Wedge Sponge, Mounting Tape

As I was typing Mounting Tape, it occurred to me that I’ve had a few questions about what I use. In the picture below are two different types of Mounting Tape.

Mounting Tape

The one on the left I buy at Meijers in the picture frame department. It’s called Magic Mounts and as is less than $2.00 for the package. It sticks well and doesn’t goo up your scissors, and comes in different widths. The one on the right – don’t waste your money. It’s made by Duck Brand Tapes. I found it in the hardware section of Meijers and it comes off easily, goos up your scissors and this will be the last that I purchase. I do prefer Scotch brand mounting tape, but only if I can get it on clearance or on sale. The last little bit I had, got taken to Jeanne’s and I think it still might be there. I keep looking for different brands, and trying them. If I come across another that I like as well as the Magic Mounts, I’ll let you know. I see on the package that Magic Mount is a product of Miller Studio, Inc.

5 Responses to “Snow Ants and Tool Talk!”

  1. Such cute snow ants! What a fun card! :o)

  2. Sherry, I use the 3M foam mounting tape too and love it! I found some at our local Sam’s Club to large rolls for $7.99 Which I thought was a Super Deal! The width of the Foam is about 1/2 wide. And works great.

    I stopped by to visit your blog. and I saw this post and thought I’d throw my .02 in.

    Thanks for sharing alittle about what you think of Foam mounting tape.

  3. Oh, how CUTE! Love the colours and that ant!

  4. Sherry, I love these little ant images! This one and the one with the pumpkin–too cute! I like what you did with this sketch and the colors. I need to find some of that puffy paint, too. It sounds easier than liquid applique. Also, it’s so white. Love this card!

  5. Sherry I use the ‘sticky mounting tape’ because it’s so cheap and I have found that if I use teflon coated scissors it doesn’t stick to the scissors…. If you have already noted this then my apologies…. Being newly introduced to reading the blogs I find there are sooooooooooo many I cant possibly read all…..

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