Sunday, May 18, 2008

Inkspired

Before I'm done, you're going to wish I lost my U R A Hoot set, too. I'll try to contain myself for a few days. My card was inspired by this cute card on the Silver Stamping blog. For lack of a cute, silly bird, I resorted to an owl. I did realize while making this card that I need to get a new bulb for my Ott lamp. I've been making do, and as a result, colored my owl's wings purple! Under the light of a regular light bulb, the colored pencil I used sure looked brown to me. Luckily, I was able to fix him by coloring over the purple with a dark brown pencil and then blending it with the Gamsol.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Brown Bag, and Olive cardstock; Basic Grey "Infuse" paper pad; Black, Olive, and Chocolate ink pads; Cornish Heritage Farms U R A Hoot and Say it in Style May SOTM stamp sets; Ribbon from reasonableribbon.com; Stampin Up Earth Elements colored buttons; Colonial White Waxy Flax; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol mineral spirits; Paper blending stump; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Circles set; EK Success corner rounder; Stampin' Up Slot punch; Sanding block.

Good grief! That was a long list of stuff to make one little card. One takes it for granted when reaching for the "stuff." I did see a post on a blog once where the gal had added up the cost of all of the things she'd purchased to make a single card - supplies and tools she'd used. It was more than $400. I'm not adding anything up, and before I go off on some silly tangent, I'll cut it off here with a "Good Night" and a promise to stop back soon! Again, have a great week!

P.S. Stamp club was awesome tonight. We had two babies in attendance - four-month-old Jett and 13-day-old David. So cute!! "Stamp and pass" took on a new meaning. Fun!!!

3 comments:

Maricar said...

Cute card Kathi.

My funny story is that a friend of mine bought the Silhouette or Wishblade, I can't remember. It was one of those computer operated die cut tools. Anyhow, she cut her first thing - some sort of word - and proudly showed it to her husband, saying, "If I bought this at the store it would have cost $4." He looked up and replied, "Well, that one only cost you $350." (Or whatever the high priced tool cost.)

That story always makes me smile.

Jeanne said...

LOL on your little story of the cost of supplies. And I LOVE Maricar's story.

I don't think that gal can really say her card cost $400, because she uses (I hope) those same tools for other projects!

I try to tell myself the $1 rule...say I want to buy something for $20...then I have to be able to use it 20 times to justify the cost. I don't know if it makes sense or not, but it has stopped me from buying something that I think I must have (like the 5 minutes I thought I wanted a Big Bite Crop-a-dile). I am perfectly content with my original one, so could I use the bigger one 40 times to justify the cost? My answer was no...so I put it back on the shelf. LOL Well, that logic works for me at least.

Oh and the card is adorable, by the way! LOL

Traci said...

this card is super cute!!