For the journal, it another altered composition book. I used a cut on the Graphically Speaking cartridge to make the background. The cardstock is from My Mind's Eye. The oval and scallop are from Gypsy Wanderings and for her name I used the Gypsy font which I first welded together and then welded into the oval. For the cardstock dimensions for covering the book, please see my previous post here. I then added the ribbon, which at midnight was very hard to tie!
I also made a card using the same colors. For this one I decided to try something different. It is a brayer technique I saw on Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) blog. It was one of her older videos. Can you believe I did not use the cricut to make this card? I myself was shocked :) To do this technique, I used glossy cardstock, a spectrum ink pad (these are pretty expensive but I bought mine used on ebay. I got all 12 sets for less than $20 and they work fabulous! Totally beat paying $10 a piece for new ones), stamps (I used a set of circles from Clear Dollar Stamps), a black inkpad (I used the Perfect Match Hybrid Pad from Papertrey Ink), a Versa Mark pad, and a brayer. I discovered I need a better brayer. You can see Robyn's blog for instructions....I'm in a hurry this morning because I have a little one that doesn't feel good. So I made the background, trimmed it down chose another stamp from Stampendous for the image on the front.
Time to go! Happy crafting everyone!