Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Piece of Cake

Tonight’s card was inspired my this very cool card on Mariana Grigsby’s blog.Piece of Cake_Mar 2010 I loved her ribbon treatment and the way she layered her tone-on-tone textured papers.

I, too, used textured paper, loving the two-tone quality of CTMH’s textured cardstock. I colored my image with markers and grounded the cake plate with a gray Prismacolor pencil. In lieu of stitching (dragging out my big, cumbersome sewing machine that I would have to put away again), I pierced a border around the background piece. Both the background piece and image were layered with foam mounting tape – layered just like the cake!

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Baby Pink (textured) cardstock; Baby Pink Gingham B&T paper (retired); Black ink pad; Baby Pink and Clover Meadow markers; Piece of Cake (February Stamp of the Month) and Say it in Style stamp sets; White Daisy eyelets; Ribbon from reasonableribbon.com; Crop-O-Dile; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide and Mat; Black My Legacy Writer; Gray Prismacolor colored pencil; 3M foam mounting tape.

Printer_Mar 2010

Look what the Fed Ex man brought today. Husband was shocked by its size. “Try and lift that thing,” he challenged me. Yes, it’s heavy, but I assured him that it isn’t portable and something I’m going to be carrying around. Actually, its humongous size is a dilemma – something I didn’t think about before the fact and nothing I’ve told him about … yet. It won’t fit in the printer “slot” in my current computer desk. It won’t fit on top of my “current” computer desk. The only place I can see it will fit is in the middle of the floor, and that is not going to work. My redecorating plan may well become a forced issue, and while my initial reaction was, “Darn,” it might just be a way of getting some things I’ve been procrastinating about done once and for all.

How was your day? I had a slow day at work. It’s feast or famine at my desk with me preferring a feast as opposed to boredom. It’s gloomy outdoors. We got more than 2 inches of rain last night which is weird when the ground is covered with piles of snow. Thankfully, the temperatures have remained above freezing, and all the moisture hasn’t turned to ice. I slept like a baby last night and am hoping for an encore performance tonight.

Enjoy the evening! I’m off to find the tape measure and try to come up with a plan. Stay tuned … LOL.


Sharli said...

Oh yes indeed, that is a cool ribbon treatment! AND I could use eyelets again!!! I've got such a wonderful stash of them! LOL

That's exactly the printer that I think I want! I, too, hadn't really thought about how big it would be - but I'm sure I'll figure something out! ;-)

I know just what you mean about workload - give me busy anytime! I hate watching the clock tick. Painful.

Sleep well!

Sheila Bennett said...

Beautiful card! The pink, black & white look great together.

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh I love this card, may have to lift it!

Deborah Young said...

This card is just precious!!! You rock. And your printer....hmmm...I see redecorating in your future!
Yes, I know that you can understand my aches and pains....I have one more day of packing and then the moving day. At least I don't have to haul the crates and furniture!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Your card is fabulous, Kathi! Love it! And thanks for the link to Mariana's blog. Love her style, too. Adding to my reader.

Ohhhh...love your printer! I wish you oodles of luck and much success in finding the perfect home for that baby! I know you can do it!!

Have a great day!

cardcrazy said...

Very pretty!

Alanna said...

This is super cute. I love how you did the ribbon. As for the size of your new printer, I suppose that would cause some problems. Maybe a new desk is in order?

Carolyn Christie said...

Very pretty card!! Love this SS, have yet to use it!