The baby is sleeping, the cat is snoring (really!) and we are all wheezing and sneezing…it wasn’t a good weekend in the Pugliese household! So not much stamping or posting for me. I did have a chance last night to play the Paper Players challenge 26 which is:
I had an idea for this in my head all morning at church, which was to make a pin using silver embossing powder and the Faux Metal technique……emboss a piece of cardstock three times with Versamark ink and your choice of embossing powder; at the last second after the third heating, press your stamp of choice into the still-warm powder and it makes a cool impression! I thought the circular element from Artistic Etchings would be fun, especially with an Antique brad in the center. I was going along okay until I decided to add some Gold Glory ink along the edges; then I thought I should probably emboss that with some clear EP so the GG wouldn’t smudge off. I lost most of my impression then! So I veered in another direction and just used it to make a sympathy card…..and added some gold embossing to the edge of the vellum piece I used on top:
I kept wanting to add a ribbon or bow or something, but since the colors are so masculine, I resisted!! Here’s a detail of the actual element:
I added a scallop of Sahara Sand which was distressed with Craft White ink and some more Gold Encore ink. It’s pretty heavy as cards go, as there are several layers of cardstock making up the emblem----remember I was going to make it into a pin!!! I’ll pay for that when mailing time comes! I love how the gold EP matches the Elegant Soiree DP so well. I also embossed the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in gold. You should check out the samples from all the Paper Players----they have some lovely things there and you can play along too!
I wanted to share a couple RAKS I got! This is from my friend Penny, who made a lovely Thanksgiving easel card:
and a sweet little “package” from my friend Carol, received at the little stamping outing I attended two Saturdays ago:
and look what’s inside:
YUMM-O!!! Thanks, Carol!!! So far I have resisted the temptation to eat it because it looks so sweet, I don’t want to mess it up!! And finally, a little pic to give you a giggle:
Already she’s giving us razzberries!!!! Enjoy your day!