Saturday, January 15, 2011

just for you

Happy Saturday, my friends. My youngest moved out to an apartment today, so we are officially empty nesters. It's interesting to hear different opinions on what that means. I'm OK with it. I'm glad that my kids are mature and independent, so that I can be comfortable with them being out on their own.

I made a card tonight for the inspiration challenge on SCS. Although I checked out the selections last night, I didn't get a chance to stamp until this evening, while we watched the Packers win.

I chose nail design #463 as my inspiration. I started by embossing the stamping the flowers (Inkadinkado) in versamark and clear embossing on glossy cardstock, but had a hard time getting my sponging to look nice on the glossy, so I switched to vanilla cardstock and it turned out much better. I sponged creamy caramel, chocolate chip and early espresso ink over the embossing and then used a damp tissue to remove any ink from the embossed areas. Embossing resist is one of my favorite techniques.

I punched two opposite corners on three layers and added some copper brads.

I stamped the sentiment (Stampendous) with early espresso and then masked over it to stamp the background (SU). I like to have a little bit of stamping in my background, so I really like stamps that will give me that look -- a subtle bit of color, but not overwhelming. I guess that's one of the reasons I don't use a lot of designer paper. So many of them are rather bold and in your face designs.

I used dimensional tape to adhere the main panel.

Edited to add photo. I was obviously a bit tired last night. Thanks Holly & Starla!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Blessings.


Holly said...

Your card sounds really pretty melody, but i can't see it! did you forget to upload it?

Starla said...

uhhhhh.....Melody.....something is missing!! hehe....can't wait to see the card!

Starla said...

OOOOO!! I like the brown tones!!

bensarmom said...

So pretty Melody. I am not at your stage in life yet, I'm still working on getting all I can into my two kids before they leave home.