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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowpocalypse #2 in Full Force

Greetings from suburban MD, where we're buried underneath 21-22 inches of snow! No joke. For some places up north (i.e. NY, Boston), perhaps that's normal winter weather. However, for this area, it's historical. The snow was so bad that there was no postal service in this area today. I had to put a notice in my Etsy shop announcement saying that shipment of orders would have to wait until I felt it was safe to venture out to the post office. Hopefully buyers will be understanding.

Snow Pictures
There wasn't much we could to today other than stay at the house. There was no where to go because the streets hadn't been plowed, and the cars were still under a lot of snow. I spent the day helping Dad shovel a little, napping, yakking up a storm on the phone, and eventually making some cards.

Here's the card for today. I decided to try a new stamping technique called emboss resist that I saw on Nicole Heady's blog tonight. It took me a couple of tries to get the card just right. I don't think it was the technique that was particularly difficult, but getting the right intensity of color wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I went from a dark pink to a medium pink and finally settled for a light pink. The embossed image is difficult to see in the picture on the left, so the picture on the right shows a close-up. I also used Mom's fabric scissors to cut the ribbon. Man, those babies are sharp! What a difference they made compared to the scissors that I used before.

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear and white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: StazOn in Timber Brown, Ink It Up! in Pink
Stamps: Hot Off the Press- Delicate Patterns (script), SEI- Moravia (flower), The Paper Company Studio- Whimsy Greetings (sentiment)
Punches: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch, Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch
Foam Adhesive: Making Memories
I also decided to start preparing for the next major holiday (Easter) with this new origami panda card. He (I suppose it could be a she) was very popular with Valentine's Day.
Song of the day: "According to You"- Orianthi. Repeat from yesterday.

2 comments :

Meekiyu said...

only a slight dusting here in NYC =( ... wow that's crazy amount of snow... awesome card with the embossing and another kawaii origami card =D

Moonangelnay said...

wow, thats a lot of snow! we had it pretty bad in the UK a few weeks ago. I hope it doesn't make things too hard for you, i know how difficult it made our days, the UK is NEVER prepared for this kinda thing. doesn't normally happen. We're now left with zillions of potholes lol! Gorgeous thinking of you card btw! and always loving the panda :)

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