Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sidetracked

My daisy punch has been laying on my computer desk for several days, and it dawned on me tonight that I might be able to make a poinsettia with it. Just in case my memory wasn't serving me right, I went to Google Images to see what a real poinsettia looks like. When I typed "poinsettia" into the search box, I was rather surprised that I was actually spelling it correctly. I should be able to spell it, but one never knows. I used the same sketch as the last card, centering the sentiment this time. As my intention was to clean up my stamping desk, I challenged myself to make the card with what was laying on the desktop - A Colonial White card base and scraps, a piece of background paper from the Everlasting paper packet, and scraps of Holiday Red and New England Ivy. I had to reach into a drawer of a box that sits on the desk for the yellow brads. While the red and green shades I used are not the ones that coordinate with the Everlasting paper, it worked out OK, because the plaid is so fine. I punched six flowers to make three poinsettias, curling the petals of the top flower with my thumb nail. The sentiment stamp is a favorite, a wood-mounted stamp from Uptown Design that I think may be retired. Uptown Design's entire line is carried by Addictedtorubberstamps.com, and I didn't find it there. If you love it, try computer generating it. I do that every once in a while if I come across a saying or poem that I like and want to use on a card.

That's it for me for tonight. It's bedtime. As sidetracked as I've been at home this weekend, I need to be very focused at work for the next few days. To accomplish that, this old lady needs her rest. Have a great week, and stop back. I'm sure I will.

2 comments:

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...

WAY CUTE Card Kathi!!! Love it!


:)
Erin

Dee said...

Love the sentiment! Beautiful card
Dee