OK----now, I'm going to be a little vulnerable with you here---I have issues. There, I said it---it's out there---here's the one I'm talking about today (because let's face it, I have LOTS of issues!) I used the wrong color on a color challenge & it's bothering me----seriously? Don't I have more important things in my life to be worried about? OH YES----but many of those things I can't control.....I CAN make a new card to get the Sahara Sand off my mind!
Yesterday I posted my Raspberry Suite Color Challenge card---here's the swatch again so you can see the colors--I didn't have any Soft Stone, so I used Sahara Sand.....clearly I need better lighting!
So, since David is out of town and I had some extra time last night---I did another card. I kept it pretty similar to the first one, but I used Basic Gray instead of Sahara Sand....and even though this gray is a little darker than Soft Stone, I feel better---OK, no making fun of me in the comments---just leave me with my issues!
This time I started with an A2 card in Basic Gray and stamped the largest image from Polka dot Basics in Versamark. I embossed them with Black powder. That looks so nice on the gray. I set that aside and stamped the smaller hearts from Heart Prints in Pure Poppy, New Leaf, & Raspberry Fizz on Stamper's Select White cardstock. I stamped some extras on another piece of paper so I could pop up a couple of them----see detail picture below. I stamped the sentiment from the Friends 'til the End set. I really love that set.
Again, I used my Uniball pen & ruler to draw a box around the images. I messed up a little bit, so I "embellished" it with some stick-on Crystal Elements gems. (It's always a good idea to have extra embellishments on hand for just such occasions!) I layered the image on some True Black cardstock and popped it up on dimensionals. Finally, I tied some black satin ribbon around the card below the image.
Ahhhhhhhh, now I feel better now....much better! Thanks for looking---and I'm trusting you to keep my secrets!
Stamps: Polka dot Basics, Friends 'til the end, Heart Prints
Paper: Basic Gray (SU!), True Black, SS White (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories: Black embossing powder (Ranger), Heat tool (Marvy), Crystal Gems (Mark Richards), Dimensionals (SU!), True Black satin ribbon (PTI)