This is the card we made at our demo meeting tonight. The inspiration for this is from Dena Rekow. I needed an idea for my Black Glimmer Paper, and this was perfect!
First, I inked the edges of a clear block E with Night of Navy Classic Ink. Then I spritzed the block with water and inked the Whisper White card stock. (Note: This works best on Watercolor Paper, but it’s ok on Whisper White.) Then I sponged a little Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Island Indigo over the center of the card. I sponged a little more Night of Navy on some empty areas, and then some Basic Black Archival Ink around the edges.
After the ink dried, I used an aqua painter to mix a little Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details with water, then flicked it on the card stock. Most demonstrators use Multipurpose Liquid Glue with the water, but I prefer the Dazzling Details. It shows up better, so you know where you glitter is going to be. And if you’re not a “glitter person” (yeah, there are some out there), you don’t have to add more glitter. BUT – I am a glitter girl, so I sprinkled some Silver Stampin’ Glitter over the Dazzling Details. And then I added more! Actually, I just took a little of the Silver Sparkle/Water mixture and painted the top corners of the card. I wanted a really nice meteor shower.
I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies with the Black Glimmer paper for the bottom part. Before I layered the card, I embossed the Basic Black card stock layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I pulled a little of the fall products from the Holiday catalog into my winter card by using the Rich Razzleberry Into the Woods Cotton Ribbon. It’s a gorgeous color, and I like the texture of it with the card.
After our meeting, those of us taking Christy’s “Project Life Greeting Card” class last week finished our cards. We almost got finished last Sunday, but since all of us would be back this week, we opted to do the final cards after our meeting. I had left some of the tools we’d need (corner rounder, envelope punch board, my Project Life cards) on one of the conference tables at the office. My monthly Craft Day was Thursday, and Christy had used some of my stamps and dies. Since I had to leave early (Miss Amelia woke up from her nap with a fever. *sad* She has a cold – which caused a slight ear infection, but she’s getting better every day.), Christy left everything on one of the craft tables.
Some Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have husbands who really get involved in their craft. They make cards, they know the terminology, they can lead classes if they have to. My hubby is not one of those husbands. When I start talking about stamping, his eyes glaze over and I can tell he doesn’t have a clue about what I’m saying. He does try to follow, though. Don’t get me wrong – he’s very supportive of me and my hobby. But he doesn’t share my hobby. So when I asked him to bring the dies and stamps home, he panicked.
He left everything he brought home in his car, because his hands were full of everything else he was bringing in last night – and he was trying to sneak in before any trick-or-treaters saw him. I could have told him this wouldn’t be a problem. No one on our street leaves their porch lights on any more. This used to be a hot neighborhood for candy, but since some newer subdivisions have been developed, everyone buses their kids to those. And almost all of the residents in our subdivision are old and don’t have small kids, so they turn their lights off and go to bed. Besides, they give out really awful treats – like pretzels and oatmeal. (Oh, wait. That’s just us. Long story for another time.)
So this morning, I went out to rescue my stamps. “You might want to take a bag or box,” Mike said. Really? It was three stamp sets, a set of dies and an embossing folder. “Well….I wasn’t really sure what you wanted, so I brought everything.” And now I was panicking. There are a lot of samples on the tables at the office. I mean, tons! In my mind I saw Paper Pumpkin samples, card kit samples, catalogs, Craft Project Central projects, and more in the back of his car. I grabbed a box and headed out.
He actually did a very good job. He brought all the things I needed and just a few that I didn’t. They were mostly things I needed to take back for the Project Life Greeting Card Class Part 2, so I just moved them to my demo bag that was packed with meeting supplies.
The point of all that is – I may not have a husband who shares my passion for stamps, ink, and paper, but I have a husband who loves me and will do anything he can to support my
addiction passion. And I love that man with all my heart!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day.