At 45, I picked up my first stamp and that was it: Now, I can throw the word ‘ephemera’ around with confidence, yet struggle with inappropriate feelings for chipboard. I'm not very polished and I'm still trying to get the hang of 'winning friends and influencing people', but for some crazy reason, this papercraft thing and I FIT! My kids are covered with glitter, my husband wonders how you injure yourself with Stickles, but we all agree on this: I'm a MUCH better person when I'm here!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Impression Obsession: Things That Fly!
I have to blame this on Mama Dini! I adore her new line and have ordered several of her sayings. The rodeo ones are next!!
I tried to find an uncommon use for my IO snowflakes. I LOVE to glitter *&^& up so I made myself take a different tactic. Snowflakes fly. Check. But snowflakes made of actual cherry wood? That's right!
I used wood print bronzed paper in the back, followed by random dp. Then, actual self-adhesive cork, followed by a distressed piece of paper and the three IO snowflakes, cut from Mixed Media 101 ultra thin cherry wood sheets. I stained the edges, then used a lighter stain in the middle. I added some brads and really wanted to write WANTED on the bottom, but no stamp and my handwriting was horrible. My cards take forever due to a herniated disc that makes my hands go numb. But, being a 'glass half-full' kinda girl, I see it as being one-up on those papercuts.
Fingers crossed the random generator picks me...I got some dkdesigns to buy!
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First, I want to say, your card is lovely!! How terrific and creative with the elements in the middle of the snowflakes too! I see you are in Raleigh and I am in Kannapolis! I looked because you card is wonderful for either gender and also has a western feel to it. I am from NV. Thanks for playing, Carmen, and good luck in the drawing too!ReplyDelete
How interesting.. I have a sheet of cork and thin wood too, as yet untouched, because I was reserving it for a male scrapbook page, but until inspiration strikes I could do a few die-cuts with them ! Beautiful card.ReplyDelete