Saturday, March 31, 2007

A blast from the past

Last night I posted that I wanted my card for the shoebox swap to be quick and easy, yet impressive, and I actually thought I achieved that in my design. Tonight I changed my mind. The design it anything but impressive -- it's just too simple to impress anyone. You'll see when I post it here later. But oh well -- it's much too late to change it, so it will have to do.

I was finishing getting ready for the swap -- it takes surprisingly long to cut card stock for 49 cards and pack all the materials into individual baggies. Hence this post is technically a day late. Sorry!

Anyway, since I didn't have time to stamp tonight, I thought I would horrify you with a picture of a card I made last year, when I was just starting to stamp. Nothing in this card is Stampin' Up and it shows! (I know, what was I thinking?) The base is a bizarre fluorescent orange that I dry embossed with a fiskars texture plate -- nice look, but you don't want to do it more than once. (What a pain -- literally. My hand was starting to cramp on me towards the end of the dry embossing process.) I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the stamp -- I got it only because I wanted to make Easter Cards and it was too late to order any SU sets. I have no idea where the white tag came from and the ribbon, well, it's just too hideous for words when combined with the rest of the card.

I actually think I'm quite brave in posting this card -- what will you think of me now? But hey, everyone has to start somewhere. This weekend I'll try to post the card I want to give to all my relatives this year -- I'm hoping it will turn out to be a lot better than this one!

Don't forget -- you can still win 6 assorted inspiration sheets just by leaving a comment with a guess as to which two sets I ordered with my $39.95 credit in SU merchandise. I'll announce the sets on Monday, so leave a comment before then


Lisa said...

Aww Diane, it's not that bad! Humble beginnings, I like to say. ;) And owie-yowie... my hand aches just LOOKING at all that dry embossing! LOL But it's still a great card... the first step towards a major obsession and a highly successful business venture! When you think about all that this card has brought you, it's actually pretty amazing! :D

Joyce Traub said...

Nothing wrong with the card. But where you have come from since then is awesome. I can't imagine that dry embossing. No wonder Cuttlebugs were created. LOL