Jami has challenged the Dirty Dozen to create a card using stamps, tools and embellishments that we got more than 6 months agoÂ…this was a lot of fun and encouraged me to really dig in my supplies for inspiration!
I did a major stamp clean-out about a month ago, but Lovely As A Tree was a set I wouldnÂ’t part with Â– and it was perfect for this challenge as I donÂ’t use it often - but always enjoy it when I do. I first stamped the trees with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and then embossed with clear EP Â– another technique I donÂ’t use often. I sponged the edges with various shades of brown ink.
I pulled this hunk of pretty ribbon from my stash Â– just had to have it at least 2 years ago and itÂ’s never seen daylight! ItÂ’s attached using a Making Memories brad, which IÂ’ve also been hording for the longest time. This was a very cathartic process for me!
I stamped the *friend* image from Lexicon of Love (another oldie but goodie) to create a background on the Ruby Red panel Â– a color I could never get enough of when I first started stamping, but now a color I rarely reach for. Go figure! I tore this panel, which is also something I havenÂ’t done in a long time.
The sentiment was created using Everyday Flexible Phrases Â– can you believe I didnÂ’t know I had this set until I discovered it while looking for anotherÂ…how pathetic!
Finished off with faux stitching and sponging Â– because I canÂ’t make a card without it!
2 goofs on this one that IÂ’m admitting to Â– the red smudge on the tree and the stitching on the right-hand panel. My momÂ’s a quilter and calls her goofs *humility squares;* so I guess this is my *humility card.*
Thanks for looking!
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2008 GMT Views: 4466
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34762
Thu, Mar 20, 2008 @ 8:53 AM
What a fabulous piece of work!!! That ribbon is making me swoon!!!! I love your colors/layout/design -- wonderful details -- your classic heavy sponging!!! A totally fabulous Waxyo Production -- even with your humility square -- LOL!!!
Registered: July 18, 2006 Location: Beautiful, British Columbia, Canada Posts: 24230
Thu, Mar 20, 2008 @ 9:23 AM
Just love it when you post. Always enjoy looking and drooling over your cards Lovely job as always - ribbon with the brad is fabulous. Nice to know even the "pros" have to deal with "humility oopses" too
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