First, let me say what a pleasure it was to look at my blog stats only to find I hit an all time high of 30+ people in one day!! This is because of Allison’s generous shout-out over a Stampin’ When I Can.
So nice to be discovered!! Thank you
While I’m looking forward to getting back to my wedding album project, I am enjoying trying new techniques with the multitudinous June birthday cards. The one I made today meets two challenges/memes, only one of which I will mention at the moment (waiting to see whether I post now or later for the other—protocol, you know…).
This card meets Saturday’s Workout challenge No. 10 (a great blog and a good place for me to practice my German!). Everything cut-out by hand is fair game for this week’s project! Of course, due to my lack of a decent paper cutter (sniff…) except for my silly little Exacto mini-trimmer, almost everything I do is hand cut. But for this particular project (a card for a good friend), I made an effort to make the cuts look fairly haphazard. I used the cardboard case of a local brewing company’s Hefeweizen to get the letters and the planet (another tip of the hat to the German scrapologists at SaWo). I’ve wanted to do an outer space theme for awhile and the U.F.O (which for the beermaker stands for “UnFiltered Offering”) provided a good opportunity for a nice sentiment.
MATERIALS: Background: silver crinkly paper; Letters and Planet from Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen six pack case; letters handwritten with American Crafts black glitter marker and heat-embossed with JudiKins Gold Sparkle embossing powder. The words are haphazardly (torn/cut) matted on “Flower burst-silver on white” paper from a company I suspect is now defunct. 😦 The stars are a stamp from an older-than-time stamp set I’ve had for at least 15 years (from All-Night Media), stamped on glossy paper, stamped with ColorBox copper pigment, heat-embossed with JudiKins Gold Sparkle, and colored with Marvy LePlume II yellow marker. I used pinking shears and brought them forward with foam tape (the planet too).