Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Son of Snowmageddon

We're currently experiencing another bout of snow tonight. Yep, again. Our street is already covered. The county schools have been canceled for the rest of the week. The Feds are closed tomorrow again for third day in a row. Today was spent on two conference calls, typing up the minutes from said conference calls, napping, and shoveling snow with my cousin. He arrived last night from San Diego. Fun times.
Let's talk about something more positive, shall we? Ok? Ok. On to today's cards. The card on the left should look vaguely familiar to those of you who have been following my blog. I used the same diamond shape for this card, but then I cut the cardstock too big for the card (oops). I saved it in my scrap pile because I was pretty sure that I'd use it for something else. I was going to put something in the blank green space on the left and right, but decided to leave it alone because I didn't want the card to look too cluttered. I wanted to do some faux stitching on this card, but I don't own a white gel pen. Time to improvise. I dug through the Ebay stamp lot and found a stitch stamp, used Versamark ink and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. Ta da! Meh, it works. Kinda. What do you think?

The card on the right was inspired by this blog post from a blog that I stumbled upon tonight. Paper weaving wasn't something that I'd done before for my cards, so I figured I'd try it out tonight. I'm really liking the result! :)

Card Specs (Hummingbird):
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Studio G (hummingbird, sentiment), Autumn Leaves- Build-a-Flower (dashed line)
Punches: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch, Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch
Paper: Design Originals (patchwork)
Foam Adhesive: Making Memories

Card Specs (Howdy):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan and Warm Red
Stamps: Fiskars- Just Between Friends (sentiment)
Ribbon: Playful Petals (from Michaels)
Foam Adhesive: Making Memories


Ana Popov said...

the Hummingbird card is adorable!

Piggy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the hummingbird one :)

God Bless

Erica said...

I also love the hummingbird one. The paper weaving would be really cool for a baby shower card because it looks like a quilt. I would be happy if you sent some snow my way :)

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