Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday #22

I saw that some paper crafters tweeted this blog post today. It's a list of things that the blogger has learned in her 31 years.A lot of them resonated with me, especially #10: Don't allow outside sources to determine your self-esteem. I guess I'm a work-in-progress, just like everyone else.

Random, but funny excerpt from an IM conversation this evening with my sister:
[22:03] me: they are kinda antynoms.
[22:04] me: i can't spell worth s
[22:04] sister: antonyms
[22:04] me: thank you, yes
[22:04] sister: antynoms... hah... do you have food on your mind?
[22:04] sister: nom nom nom

I made two cards tonight! I know. That's kinda rare for a weeknight, but I saw this set of stamps that I hadn't used in a while and idea came to me about how to use them and then I wanted to make the card before the idea floated away. First, the One-Layer Wednesday challenge (#22) focusing on thanking moms. I immediately thought of tea and flowers. My mom loves to drink tea and exercise her green thumb. Since I've been on a flower kick recently, I decided to switch it up by incorporating teacups. I thought it was funny how the 2 teacup stamps that I have are polka dotted. Hello, matchy matchy. The sentiment doesn't relate explicitly to moms, but I thought it was appropriate anyway. Who else is going to put up with my mouthiness and other bad habits? (see paragraph #1).

The other card was inspired by a set of tile stamps. I used this card as an opportunity to use a lot of different colors, some of which I haven't used yet. I thought that a white background would be too boring, so I decided to add the patterned paper to the card base. To ensure that the sentiment would stand out, I used black embossing powder. When in doubt, use the black embossing powder.

In both cases I used Glossy Accents on the hearts for some added dimension and shine.
Card Specs (teacups):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Dark Peony, French Blue, Rose Coral, Chestnut Roan
Stamp: The Paper Company Studio- Faith Greetings (sentiment), Basic Grey- Cup of Tea (blue teacup, spoon), Studio G (pink teacup), Heidi Grace- Alphas, Reagan's Closet (hearts)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Other: Brown Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker, Glossy Accents

Card Specs (tiles):
Embossing powder: Personal Stamp Exchange- Black
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Dark Peony, French Blue, Chestnut Roan, Warm Violet, Wisteria, Aquamarine, Prussian Blue, Blue Iris, Pink Pastel
Stamp: Heidi Grace- Alphas, Reagan's Closet (hearts), K.I. Memories- Patterns (all tiles), The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
Paper: Die Cuts With a View
Foam adhesive: EK Success, Thermoweb
Other: Glossy Accents