Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Stamping In The Dark Isn't Easy!!

You know how I know, because I just did it!! The power was off for awhile here due to the freezing rain we got last night, so what else was I supposed to do, right!!! I opened up the blinds on the big window in my stamp room and got busy. I will admit, I didn't try to do anything to involved, for fear the power would come back on and I would realize how much I needed light to get the colors right. I picked a small image, beautiful paper, and lots of embellishments. I just got this set yesterday, and I wanted to play with it some more, so that is how this card was born. I really hadn't planned on stamping today, because I am still very behind on my commenting, but since I couldn't get on the computer, I decided to stamp. You should have seen me trying to rig up my flashlight for some more light. What was funnier was the ah-ha moment when I realized the power might not come back on for awhile, and I may NEED the flashlight for real. So I quickly turned it off, ripped off the duct tape and got to work!! Oh the things you would see in my stamp room if you were a fly on the wall. So anyway, I started with this yummy paper from the Basic Grey Two Scoops collection. I loved the colors on it, and how elegant it looked. I matched it with three of the SU incolors Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. The sugar bowl is from the Look Who's Perky set from Paper Pretties, it is adorable, and very high quality(I mean it stamps good). I colored it in using my blender pens and stamp pads. I then added some silver pen to the spoon. The flower on the pot is from the SU rub ons that they are offering right now for free when you order $50 worth of stuff, so if you think you need these, and you totally do, contact your demo, or ME!!! to find out how(BTW I am willing to do Customer Direct Orders to anywhere in the US.) The sentiment in the top corner is also one of the rub-ons. Lots of ribbon and three white brads later, and it was a card.
I also wanted to post a card I received in the mail yesterday from Wanda. She got my name off of the Paper Pretties RAK forum and sent this to me. Isn't she a sweetie!!! It totally made my day!!
Another note, the runner up for the Blog Candy contest still hasn't contacted me, so if I don't hear from her by tonight at midnight, I will be drawing another name. The winner will receive some of the new SU striped ribbon, some pearl brads, and some cards made by me. Thanks, be safe, and have a great day!!
stamps-Look Who's Perky
paper-Two Scoops dp by Basic Grey, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Whisper White
ink-Black Stazon, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou
tools- SU rub ons, WW BB SS stitched ribbon, silver pen, white brads, blender pen

11 comments:

  1. Stampin' in the dark and you make a FANtastic card like that??!! Oh wow....you must have x-ray vision!! LOL No, wait.....glowing eyes?? Ah well....one of those superpowers!! ;) Anyway.....I am totally gonna CASE this card!! I love the Two Scoops dp and I'm really lovin' the matching scallops and ribbons!!! Just gorgeous!! And what a very pretty RAK card too!! Isn't it fun getting happy mail?! Have fun and stay safe from that Ice!!!

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  2. You are so amazing, in the dark and to produce this...what a stunning card. I've been so on the fence about this set and you're just making it so hard to say no with these adorable cards!

    Cute RAK too!

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  3. I think this is amazing for being stamped in the dark. Luckily we didn't get the freezing rain, but we did get some snow this afternoon. Gorgeous card!

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  4. Such a prettie card!! Love your use of ribbon! :)

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  5. Such a prettie card!! Love your use of ribbon! :)

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  6. Well, I must say you do an AWESOME job stamping in the dark.
    I used to knit in the dark...literally, while riding in the car. But I haven't stamped in the dark yet.
    We're cold again outside of Edmonton, and a bit of snow yesterday. It can't stay though at this point. Stay warm
    Joan

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  7. Laura (scrapnextras)March 4, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    Totally amazing...I love the paper you chose and everything you did here! You are so talented you could probably stamp blind folded...I have no doubts! So...I can't wait to see what you come up with blind folded! That's next...right?

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  8. Terrific cards...that first one is awesome...I love that DP! And the second one's colors are too fun!

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  9. i cannot believe you made that in the dark-----awesome job---love how you colored the pot to match! It rocks!

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  10. I LOvE LOVE the teapot card! It's so charming! The other one is fabulous too! You are even more talented than I thought...these awesome creations in the dark?! You're so cool

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  11. Oh I LOVE your sugar bowl card! Love the colors and the layout! What a wonderful RAK too!

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