Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Farewell Lunch

Today, my supervisor's supervisor and I took my teammate Morgan out to lunch at a Thai restaurant. His last day at the organization is coming up next week, and I'm going to be really sad to see him leave. He started throwing stuff out and organizing his workspace this morning. That made his departure seem more real even though I was aware of his end date months ago. It'll be weird to have an office to myself. I foresee myself going across the street to the main building to hang out with people.

For tonight's card, my goals were to emboss, use a stamp that I bought over the weekend at Michaels, use ribbon and use some Distress Inks. I started out with some kraft cardstock and stamped the background music score stamp. Unfortunately, I didn't center the stamp so I had to cut a little from the top. Next, I took out a scrap piece of watercolor paper and stamped and heat embossed the flower-like stamp. The reasoning behind my choice of Distress Ink was that I wanted some warm colors to contrast with the kraft cardstock, so I went with some red, pink and tan. I stamped the ink pads directly on my craft sheet and spritzed some water to dilute the ink, creating a watercolor. The colors blended very nicely on the watercolor paper. Butterflies and ribbon were added as a final dimensional touch. I left the card without a sentiment because a) I ran out of space and b) it's nice to have blank anytime cards on hand.

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in white
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Barn Door, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen
Stamps: Studio G- Botanical Background, Stampendous (music score)
Paper: American Crafts- A La Carte
Punch: Martha Stewart- Classic Butterfly
Ribbon: Sweet Petites from A.C. Moore


Carla said...

it's a beautiful card, love the colors abnd the stamp.

Jen W. said...

Love that Distress Ink background!

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