Friday, May 25, 2007

Promises, promises

I know, I know. Yesterday I promised to post cards. As in multiple, more than one, plural. . . YKWIM. But here's the thing. It's been a really busy week and I'm exhausted and my DH practically hasn't seen me this week, so I decided to take a night off. I took a picture of my eat cake pullin' pastels card but even that's not of great quality. Sorry! I'll try to do better tomorrow!

Just a little about this card. The colors I used were Rose Red, Regal Rose and Lavender Lace, and I used them in card stock, ink and stampin' pastels. The pastels are applied to the basic black base in alternating stripes with sponge daubers. Then the Birthday Jumbo wheel is inked up in versamark and wheeled across the card three times to create the pullin' pastels background. The trouble with this technique is that it always looks better IRL than it does in my photos. But I love it anyway, even if I can't properly communicate that love through photographs. The present is stamped in regal rose, the "bow" in lavender lace and the sentiment in rose red. The lavender lave mat is slightly offset on an angle to create interest and the entire main image is attached to the base with dimensionals. I added a little orchid grosgrain for extra interest.

It's a good workshop card because the [pullin' pastels technique is pretty easy, but it's also a total WOW (or at least it is for me -- am I a pastels geek or what?). The other components of the card could not be simpler. So I'm confident even first time stampers could handle this card, and even "veterans" like me would like making it.

OK, time for me to roll up the carpet and go to bed. I'm crossing my fingers for a little more time to stamp this weekend, in between the three various bar-b-ques we have been invited to this weekend. You can cross your fingers for me too if you'd like. Every little bit helps!

1 comment:

Marie said...

Hi Diane!

I totally understand how you feel. After the week I've had, I'm exhausted and will probably spend most of the weekend at kids activities and putting my house back together. I wish I had some BBQs to go to - that sounds like fun!

I will find time to stamp because I have some "committed" stamping that must get done (for swaps).

No real time to play - but I'm going to try and get your challenge from last week done. I'm going to have pass on this coming week because I don't have the stamps for it!

I'm hope you'll still post it?