Monday, September 19, 2011
Good morning everyone. I'm having a little trouble getting motivated this morning. Even though I no longer work on a job outside the home, Monday still holds that dreaded feeling of something lost; the weekend just flew by and now it is time to get back to the cinderella chores.
This morning I want to share a card I made to enter into the challenge over at Joan's Gardens. You can go there and click on the tab at the top of her page and see what this is all about. This week Joan and Selma are asking for the following things on a card:
Create a Christmas Card
Create an embossed background using Selma's technique http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.com/2011/09/joans-gardens-weekly-challenge-2.html
Use stripped paper
Gold emboss sentiment
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and took my brayer and put green ink on the folder then added my paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I'm not really good at this technique, but I was pretty impressed with how it turned out. I used a Spellbinders die to frame the sentiment and used gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations. I used my new Spellbinders die for the bird cage and another one for the stand. I used Ranger distress ink to add some interest to the die cuts. A little spit, glue and Scor-Tape (just kidding) I only used glue and Scor-Tape and your card is ready to go!
I'm still having trouble making Christmas Cards when it is still so warm outside. I know it is time...I just need a little push!
Well that is it for me this morning...I'm off to get my day started and hopefully I will have a little time to "Breathe". Hope you can have some quality time just for you today!
Supplies: Spellbinders dies, Heartfelt Creations sentiment, gold embossing powder, glue, Scor-Tape, Ranger Distress Ink, Mary Ann Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug, Stampin Up Ink in Wild Wasabi