First Card from the New Craft Room
I spent a lot of the afternoon and evening Tuesday organizing my new craft room. I am so looking forward to working there! I have windows on two sides, a lovely light directly over my table, and the table is big enough for my Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Acrylic Blocks, Stamp Pads, and so much more – plus a large area to stamp. Everything is very handy. When Amelia saw it for the first time (even disorganized!) she said, “Seesa, I love this room!” I feel that way every time I walk in.
It was dark when I finished today, and I still have a few things to find – and find a place for, so I’ll post pictures when it’s a little more organized and I have more light. But for now – here’s the first project I made in my new room. (Drum roll)
This is a case of a card designed by Carol Read. I changed a few things – the ribbon, the sentiment, and some colors, but I loved Carol’s original design. Instead of Night of Navy, I used my much neglected Dapper Denim for the flowers from the Painted Harvest stamp set. This is one of my favorite sets from the upcoming Holiday Catalog – and you can order from it on Friday! The images in the set look watercolored, and the sentiment fonts are gorgeous. (Note: I didn’t use sentiments from this set. My Happy Birthday is from Special Celebrations, a set in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog.) There’s also a much wanted and long awaited leaf punch and gorgeous designer series paper and other stamp sets that complete the Painted Autumn suite.
I stamped off the flower background each time, then stamped the detail full strength. The flower centers are Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I used Garden Green for the leaves. Aaaaaannnnnd, I just realized why everything about this was a bit off. I was thinking Old Olive, so when I stamped the inside (just leaves and a sentiment), I used Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. And, of course, the ribbon is the Old Olive Mini Chevron. Ack. I need to redo the inside, the ribbon, and the layer under the sentiment. Or maybe it would be easier to just punch Old Olive leaves and glue them over the stamped ones. See what I mean about being under pressure to create the perfect card for a friend? I can’t send this to Susan, which means her card is going to be even later. Her cards are always perfect, which is probably why I’m putting such demands on myself. Of course, she does have a lake outside her window, which is very inspiring. I have…neighbors. They’re lovely neighbors, but it’s just not the same as a lake. But then again, if I lived on a lake, I wouldn’t be stamping; I’d be in the lake! Maybe I’ll just buy her a funny card. (Yeah, like I’d actually buy a card. I’m so laughing at myself right now.)
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