Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Little Late . . .

Sometimes I get so busy working on stuff I forget to check what time it is. That's what happened tonight. I was busy cleaning my stamp room to get ready for a brunch I'm hosting tomorrow, and I didn't even realize how late it was and that I probably would miss the blog sweep tonight, meaning that the e-mail subscribers won't know I've posted this until Monday. Sorry!

I had a great time at Stamp Camp this morning. Glenda had some really wonderful projects ready for us. I'm saving the prettiest project for tomorrow, but here are a couple of the cards we made. The first one, using the Mixed Bouquet and Elegant Greetings sets, is so beautiful in real life. The sentiment and the flower are embossed in black. The variations in the color of the rose are achieved wit the bleaching technique. The stripes on the barely banana card stock are done using the direct to paper technique and the rose and leaves are trimmed out and popped upon a dimensional. It's a stunning card! I loved making it and can't wait to have an occasion to give it to someone!

This second card is one of the coolest Father's Day cards I've ever seen. Again, the direct to paper technique is used to create the faux wood effect. The sentiment and saw are embossed with black embossing powder and the saw blade is embossed with silver embossing powder. I just know that any dad would be thrilled to receive this card!

I will post a couple more projects tomorrow, but now it is late and I have to get to bed so I can be nice and refreshed for my brunch guests. Hope you have a great Sunday!


doverdi said...

Great cards. It's so nice to see masculine cards once in awhile. I always seem to draw a blank when it comes to making a masculine card. Could be because I don't have many masculine stamps.

paperartschicago said...

I love the cards. Very original! The bleaching technique is so perfect with the rose. It truly gives it an authentic look. The Father's Day card is awesome. I have to agree with doverdi not enouh masculine cards - but i'm working on it.
Have a great week as we head into Memorial Day Weekend.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

The card you made with Mixed Boquet is beautiful! I'm tempted to buy that set before it's gone forever! Very nice.

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