I have two cards to show you tonight – one I like and the other? Not so much.
I was inspired to purchase the new One of a Kind stamp set by artwork in the Idea Book. I love how it was used on the front cover (so far, that hasn’t worked out so well for me), and I was really taken by the card shown on page 34. This is my rendition of that card – the one I like. The color combination is one of my favorites.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Holiday Red, Dutch Blue, and Sunflower cardstock; Tinkerin’ paper packet; Topiary, Holiday Red, Dutch Blue, and Sunflower ink pads; One of a Kind stamp set; Silver mini brads; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up piercing mat; Stampin’ Up Photo Corner punch; 3M foam mounting tape.
Color might be what I don’t like about this card. Do ya think maybe those little flowers should have been a different color? I might like it better, too, if the pink flower was more up and down instead of leaning so far to the right.
What I do like is the use of CTMH’s Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint that was mixed with reinkers and “dip-dotted” onto the flowers. I’m really excited that the paint shows up in the photos, too. Shimmer, yes! Glitter, no. LOL. As the card has elements I like, maybe I’ll try again and get it right next time. I’ll call this one a “prototype.”
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Spring Iris, and White Daisy textured cardstock; Baby Pink, Lilac Mist, Spring Iris,and Garden Green ink pads; Baby Pink, Spring Iris, and Lilac Mist reinkers; One of a Kind, Intrinsic Backgrounds, and Happy Birthday stamp sets; Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint; Medium stylus; 3M foam mounting tape.
There is no nice way to say this. I had a lousy day and currently detest my job – actually the whole place. These feelings, I am certain, are temporary. For tonight, however, they would make for a poor conversationalist, so instead of spreading my gloom, I am going to go park my crabby butt in my corner for a little stamp therapy. Unless I am inconsolable (which I doubt), stamping will cheer me up and give me something to show you tomorrow night.
Until then, take care and, as always, thank you for stopping by!