Tuesday, September 28, 2010
There's No Time Like the Last Minute
BIG NEWS! Kiran and I will be attending a Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in Baltimore this Friday, and we are so excited!! It's our first official Stampin' Up! event, and we aren't sure what to expect, except a fabulous day full of fun stamping and great stampers. We also are hoping and planning to swap cards, which is where the last minute comes in.
Yikes, we haven't started making our cards yet! Designing swap cards was high on the to-do list on our Stamping Saturday...but after design comes mass production, and neither of us have had the time to dedicate to that. So our swaps will have to be sweet and simple...which means that this card is not the one I'll be swapping. But it's close.
Of course, this card isn't all that complicated. I used Pendant Park, and stamped the tree in Old Olive on a piece of Whisper White. I decided to tear the cardstock, which I almost never do, and then sponged that edge with Cajun Craze for a fall feel. I layered this piece onto some Cajun Craze cardstock that I embossed with my trusty Big Shot and the Square Lattice folder (love that texture!). I used Early Espresso for the card base, as well as to stamp "hello" and punch out the Modern Label. I used the Word Window punch to make that piece of Crumb Cake fit perfectly on its mat.
The final touch is where things got tricky--I am really on a ribbon kick now! I used Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to make the double bow (step-by-step illustrated tutorial on Ilina Crouse's blog here), which isn't as hard as it looks...but I still need practice. And I don't have time to practice while making swaps!
Stamps: Pendant Park
Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Extras: Pumpin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder