Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One More ...

... card using Butterfly Wings. This one was a process that left me asking, "Is it really supposed to be this complicated?" I don't even know how many different patterned paper circles I cut before opting for a solid color. The butterfly was supposed to have been down on the rectangle, which started out larger than it ended up. The story goes on and on with a reasonably satisfying ending. The moral of the story is for me to lighten up.

The most notable thing about the card is the fact that I used the tissue technique on the butterfly. What's that? Use a wadded up piece of facial tissue to ink up your stamp with two or three colors of ink. Lightest color first. Darkest color last. The colors I used were Blush, Hollyhock, and Vineyard Berry. Unless one makes a poor color choice, the results are almost always quite pretty.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Blush, and Vineyard Berry cardstock; Magic Moments paper packet; Blush, Hollyhock, Vineyard Berry, and Cocoa ink pads; Butterfly Wings March Stamp of the Month and Wordsworth Men Collection stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart; Acrylic disk from Michael's; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; Sanding block.

I'm off from work this afternoon, because I had to have a tooth fixed. An eye tooth fell out while I was eating a slice of pizza at lunch time. Before you gasp in horror, I might as well tell you that my top teeth are fake. They're stuck to the "plate," with epoxy, which I suspect is the same thing as super glue only much more expensive.

Tooth fixed, I'm going to bowling in about 45 minutes. The little boys are going to be here again tonight. They ended up staying last night after we chased their daddy out the door to go drink some green beer with his friends. At the ripe old age of 30, Cameron has gotten to be a homebody, which in many ways is a good thing. All work and no play, however, makes Cam a dull boy. He needs to have a little fun once in a while, too. He plays in a pool league on Wednesday nights, so that's good. Oh, and I lost at Cootie last night! I was up by three legs and don't 'cha suppose that little stinker rolled nothing but sixes? It was OK, as "Gamma" is a much better "woozer" than Mathias.

No, I'd better run. I hope you had a wonderful day and that if your teeth fell out they're fake like mine! LOL. The mailman brought be four new stamps today - new designs from Whipper Snapper designs - all purchased for their "cuteness" factor. If bowling doesn't wear me out, I might be back with something cute later ... Take care!


Sylvia said...

I like the colors. And how you used the acrylic disk for a head.

Sarah said...

OK now I have to use the tissue technique...
The card looks great!

Laurel said...

Very pretty!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty card, Kathi! I haven't used that technique for a long time. Might have to try it again soon.

Got a chuckle over your tooth falling off. Thanks for explaining!

I'm sure the boys had fun with you. It was nice of you to help Cam out!

Let's hope that fancy expensive glue holds now!