If you think my title is wonky, it’s only because a couple of you commented that my photographs weren’t showing up last night. Interesting. They show up for me with Windows Internet Explorer 8 but not on Chrome. Those are the only two search engines I currently have installed, so I wouldn’t know about Firefox or any of the others. What, do you suppose, would cause that? I hate techie stuff I don’t understand.
My card this evening started out as an experiment, which was inspired by a card on this post on, once again, the Jennifer Mcguire, Ink blog. I was quite taken with the results of her card and tried to emulate the look, stamping my flowers on pink gingham paper, embossing them with clear embossing powder, and then going over the background with a sponge and brown ink.
Whether it was the stamp I used, the weight of my background paper, or the fact that my VersaMark pad probably needs reinking, my results are not perfect. If you see what you think is text in the background, it’s there. Before the ink dried, the whole thing was looking a little sicker than it does now, and I thought a text background might help. As you can see, once the ink dried the text faded. The end of the story? Not the greatest card I’ve ever made but something different and a fun technique with lots of potential.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Baby Pink, and Chocolate cardstock; Baby Pink Gingham B&T paper (retired); Chocolate and VersaMark ink pads; Clear embossing powder; I Am stamp set from CTMH’s Tickled Pink promotion (retired); Hero Arts Special Moments stamp set and Friend Definition Cling stamp; Baby Pink Bigger Brads; Embossing heat tool; Round sponge.
Happy Hump Day! Despite the lousy weather (cool with intermittent rain showers) husband managed to play 36 holes of golf today. Because of the crappy weather, I wasn’t a bit jealous. Can’t say I won’t be on nice days. LOL. Work was OK, which is all it ever is these days. It is also a means to an end – for the time being. On a brighter note, the word from Florida is that the little guys are having them time of their lives. I’ve seen a couple of photos, too, of them with their faces all painted up like pirates. Cute.
I hope you had a great day. I’ve stayed up a little later than I should have the past couple of nights, and so, unless I get distracted, I am thinking a power sleep is in order for tonight. Take care, friends, and thanks for stopping by!