Thursday, September 22, 2011
Yes, I am the worst blogger ever. As soon as real life starts, blogging gets dumped. Spring break? Great time for blogging. Long weekends? Also great. Summer holidays? When could be a better time to devote myself to regular posts. Back to work in September? ..... Is that the sound of crickets I hear? Might as well be.
In between going back to work, teaching a new course, prepping for craft fairs, and putting on workshops, I have had very little time for blogging. My apologies to anyone in cyberspace that actually gives a you-know-what. But, here I am, cramming in a post when I really want to be cramming baked goods into my mouth while sitting in front of the fireplace watching The Borgias.
Last weekend I had an awesome workshop with all new ladies, and had a blast. We were quite the bunch. Lots of giggles and some beautiful cards were the result of our morning. These are 2 of the cards we created.
The first one was really the first time I'd attempted emboss reveal on such a large scale. I love how the white medallion stands out against the Island Indigo. It's a little hard to see the background image that lies beneath the medallion, but it's lovely French script, courteousy of En Francais. I inked EF in Daffodil Delight and stamped the image. Then I inked the heck of of the Medallion with Versamark (wonder-ink extraordinaire). After that it took a little plunge into come clear embossing powder and ran over it with my heat tool. I used a brayer to ink the rest of the card, and wiped off the Medallion when I was satisfied with my coverage.
This card was a snap to put together. I don't think it really needs any explanation, but I guess you could do some stamping on the Crumb Cake if you really wanted to. I didn't. Obviously.
Stamps: Medallion, En Francais
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Wiseria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, First Edition DSP
Extras: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Fun Flowers die, Crumb Cake buttons, Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon, hemp twine