Monday already?!? WowZa, this weekend flew by!!
Today's card project was created for The Play Date Cafe color inspiration challenge, PDCC20. For all of the challenging deets, or a look at the gorgeous inspiration photo, clicky HERE.
Here's the card I created for this challenge:
I stamped my bird collage image on a paint sample card using Staz-On solvent ink. I added some DP, a punched border, some ribbon, and a cute l'il threaded button. Easy-peasy; this stamp did all the work for me!
One thing to note when using paint sample cards for stamping: only solvent ink will ever truly 'dry' on these slippery things. Set your stamped paint sample card aside to dry ... preferably overnight ... or, blast it with your heat gun for a minute or twenty.
TIP: a quick way to determine if your it-looks-like-its-dry paint sample card image is dry, is to stamp a duplicate image, or part of the image, using the same ink on a similar paint sample card and periodically check it. With your finger ... or, someone else's finger. If you're fingerless, a Q-Tip works too.
For all of the heart-pounding product info, check out the Card Recipe, below.
And while we're on the "heart-pounding" subject, we've been havin' a TON of rain here in So. Florida ... 12 inches to be exact, and when it finally stopped late on Sunday, Sheila and I decided to
swim run out to do some grocery shopping.
As we were leaving the store, we noticed that a thick fog had rolled in. We couldn't see a thing a foot in front of us and we both noticed it was eerily quiet. Kinda spooky, kwim?
We gave each other a "well, this is weird" look and then headed over to where we thought we had parked the car. After loading the groceries in the trunk, I started the car and put it in gear. Nothing. The car didn't budge. Okay. So, I put it in park again and then in drive and ... nothing. Weird. I tried again. Still nothing.
Suddenly, I began to recall John Carpenter's, "The Fog," and Stephen King's "The Mist." My mind filled with images of murderous undead pirates, deadly giant insects, and scary monsters from some bizarre dimension that man was not meant to discover.
I hate to admit it, but I began to panic. With my heart-pounding, I think, "omigosh, we're trapped for-evuh in the Twilight Zone!"
It was right about then that Sheila said, "Deb, you're an idiot: you've got it in neutral."
Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!
- Cards: Any Bird Other Than an Owl
- Cinema Saturday: Dear Frankie (Bird=Travel, Postmark, Cursive Script, Stamp)
- Creatalicious: Favorite Drink: Herb Tea (Lavender, Mint)
- Creative Cottage: Something New (New Collage Stamp)
- Hand Full of Stamps: Lucky 4 (4 Shades of Purple)
- Paper Cutz: Anything Goes
- Pile It On: Pastels
- Quirky Crafts: One Button
- Saturday Spotlight: Something Slick (Paint Sample Card)
- Scrappy Frogs: Creative Stamping (Paint Sample Card)
- Secret Crafter: Anything Goes
- Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle: Recipe
- Stampin' B's: Spring
- The Crazy Challenge: Simple and Elegant
- The Play Date Cafe: Color Inspiration
- Thursday Challenge: Spring
- Totally Gorjuss: Something Sweet
- Card Stock: Bazzill
- Designer Paper: Unknown Scrap
- Other: Paint Sample Card from Lowe's
- Stamp: Bird Collage by Oxford Impressions
- Ink: "Jet Black" Staz-On Solvent Ink
- Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Button
- Tools: Heat Gun; Arch Lattice Border Punch by MS; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
- Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
If you have any questions about Stampin' Up products or stamping techniques, feel free to contact me HERE.