Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Oops! Note to self: When I make a card for my husband, put it away! My dear hubby came upstairs a couple of days ago and I was showing him some cards I'd made for a Birthday Stamp-a-Stack this week. He pointed behind them at this card and said, "I really like Kindred Spirits." What he didn't know was it was supposed to be for our anniversary. Oh, well, that is months away so I'll have to make something else. What are the odds he would pick out the one card out of about 8 on my worktable made for him? Just a coincidence or are we really Kindred Spirits (Ok, that's corny but true)?
Anyway, this is also my chipboard challenge effort for the week. I used a Stampin' Up! chipboard frame and glued pearls in the little holes normally used for brads. The frame was inked in Ballet Blue and sponged with a little Whisper White. The real feature of this card is the emboss relief technique with pastels in a variety of the blue and green shades. This technique produced dramatic results quickly.
Ingredients: Stampin Set: Kindred Spirits by Stampin' Up!
Inks: Ballet Blue, Whisper White, a variety of Stampin' Pastels
Ribbon: Unknown source