Monday, July 21, 2008

Inkspired . . .

My card was inspired by this card on the Stamp Like Crazy blog. When I saw it, I thought "Hey, I have some red paper like that." This is the Martha Stewart paper I picked up the other day at Walmart, and it was the stitched pattern (in red, green, and brown) that made it a "gotta have." The other patterns are nice, too, and if I don't care for what's on one side, I like the pattern on the other side.

Other than that the fact that I reversed the colors and used a different sentiment and flowers, my card is shamelessly like Carol's. Why mess with perfection? I love her card. To add a little interest to the black piece, I ran it through my paper corrugater twice, first vertically and then horizontally, for kind of a waffle-weave affect. There are also four black mini brads, one in each corner, anchoring the black textured piece. They aren't showing up so well in the photograph. I think that covers it. If you have questions, ask me, and I'll try to answer them in my next post.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Black cardstock; Martha Stewart 12x12 Classic Woodland Paper Packet; Black ink pad; Verve Stamps Floral Whimsy stamp set; CTMH Just Blooms Summer Posies; Hero Arts Art Flowers Summer Collection; Black and Red mini brads; Black Bitty Brads; Fiskars paper corrugator; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Today, was another killer Monday at work with small details sucking up so much of my time that I didn't have a chance to get to the big stuff. I wish I were an early bird instead of such a night owl. If I could get to work by 7 every morning, I could have a couple hours of time to get stuff done before the phone rings or much of anyone else is circulating. The worst of it is that even with a good night's sleep I don't function all that well in the morning. I never have. I'm more apt to get a streak of ambition at 10 p.m. than 10 a.m. That's enough discussion of one of what are many of my idiosyncrasies. I'm kind of under the impression that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, so I'll have to figure out how to function the way I am. I hope yours was a good day. As there were questions on my last post about the crayon resist technique, I'll be back tomorrow with a little "walk through." 'Til then, take care and thanks for stopping!


Erica said...

very pretty card!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness! This is an extremely pretty card. Wahhhhh....I can't make my usual Walmart run for at least a month...hope they still have some of this paper when I can get there! I gotta copy this card!