Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Saying Hi

Initially, lastJust Saying Hi_Feb 2011 night’s stamping session didn’t go so well. To make a long story short, I dropped a black ink pad just as I was adding the finishing touches to a rather “fussy” card. The edge of the pad caught  my very pretty pastel focal point  image, leaving an less-than-attractive black streak that could not be repaired, cut off, or wished away. That’s what I get for trying to make an impression with a fancier than usual card. LOL.

After feeling sorry for myself for a few minutes, I cleaned up my desk and started over, reverting to my simple style with different stamps and papers. As I did when making this card the other day, I used an acrylic block as a shadow stamp. Everything else is pretty much self-explanatory. You might not be able to see that I used an edge distressing tool on the right hand side of the “notebook” paper. I think I might have liked a torn edge even more.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Black cardstock; Studio 45 Communiqué Collection patterned paper; Memento black and Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distressing Ink stamp pads; Hero Arts Just Saying Hi and Close To My Heart Noted Background (retired) stamp sets; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Stampin’ Up Spiral and Ticket punches; Edge Distressor; Foam Texture Tools.

A Slice of Life: Whoa. I hope the night passes as quickly as the day did. I am on my way out the door in a few minutes to go earn part of that paycheck that keeps showing up every other Thursday.

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Talk to you soon!

8 comments:

Laurel said...

Great card, I just ordered that set.

Sylvia said...

I like the collage look of your card. I have both of the Stampin'Up punches that haven't been used in a while. I tried using an acrylic block as a shadow stamp.

Jeanne said...

Oh bummer that your black ink ruined what I'm sure was a very pretty card. I hate when that happens!! But your next card is lovely with all that vintage goodness! Great job!

Hope your workweek speeds by for you! Hugs!

Alanna said...

What a great card. I love the papers and image you used.

Sorry to hear that your first card got ruined. Don't you just hate it when ink gets where you don't want it? Yuck.

I hope that your work week is going well.

Sparkle said...

What a fabulous card. I thought for a moment that you were gonna say you got black ink all over you, lol.

Ruthieann said...

I love your card Kathi. I really like that vintage feel and the message. Just for a moment, I paused and thought when was the last time I actually took the time to just say hello. Thank you! Have a great week!

Stampin n da Hood said...

love love LOVE this one...

Barb said...

LOVE your card, Kathi! Very vintage. Sorry about the ink pad mishap! I know what that's like.

Sending you big hugs,
Barb