Wednesday, July 21, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday #13

Thanks for all you guys' sympathy (or is it empathy? I can never remember what the difference is) on my fear of public speaking in yesterday's blog post! It was nice to know that I was not alone in my feelings of nervousness. I guess all you can really do is be prepared and "fake it 'til you make it." At least that's what I'm going to do.

I received a nice compliment at work today. I was in the copier room to check the fax machine and the communications director looked up from her snail mail and said, "My mom had a card of yours on her dining room table for weeks." Aww, that's nice. Sure beats the trash can or recycling bin.

This week's one-layer card challenge focused on a "Christmas in July" theme. This was perfect timing because it gave me an excuse to break out some of my new Christmas stamps that I had yet to use. I guess I don't have to wait until the holidays to make holiday cards. I thought I had finished the card with just the ornaments and sentiment, but the card looked like it needed something more. The trick was to still keep it a one-layer card, so I reached for the clear embossing powder and heat embossed some clear snowflakes. They might be a little difficult to see, being that they are small and clear, but I promise that they are there in the background.

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Red, Warm Green, Prussian Blue, Charcoal
Stamp: Fiskars- Winter Wonderland (ornaments), The Paper Company Studio- Christmas Expressions (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Other: Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker

Hooray, I heard some exciting news recently. Taylor Swift's new album is coming out in October. I'll have new music to lip synch to in the car.

Yep, I'm that dorky.


Susan Raihala said...

What an inspired touch with the clear embossed snowflakes! They do show up in the enlarged card, and they really add a whole level of interest without cluttering up the white space. Brilliant!

Angela said...

Love your color choices, and the embossing looks really cool -- great idea!

Abounding Treasures said...

A beautiful card and the embossing adds a special touch :o)

Lindsey said...

Very nice! The clear embossed snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch.

Susan said...

Beautifully done! Love the embossed snowflakes!

Robyn said...

Really like it! Great work!

PetraB said...

The snowflakes look fantastic.

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