Sunday, March 2, 2008
Three of my favorite things!
Artistic Outpost, Basic Gray & Glimmer Mist!! I made this card a couple of weeks ago, but had not uploaded it yet. I've been working on a couple of swaps, so I've just been using pics of cards from my computer for the last few days. I have such a love/hate relationship with swaps! I always get SO nervous that my work isn't going to be good enough that I just agonize over it! Then I wind up making some HORRIBLY complicated million step card times ten! I already make fussy cards, but when suffering from performance anxiety, they can become monstrous! I'll post them here in the next few days, and you can make fun of me at your leisure. Why can't I do something like the simple black and purple Creative Play Stamps card I did a few weeks ago? (It's around here somewhere.) I guess I'm afraid people will think I didn't put enough effort into it if I do a simple card. Well enough about that! Isn't card angst a trifle silly? "Oh, I'm just in agony over this greeting card!" Is that not the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard? Let's talk about this AO card, or more importantly, let me tell you that they are having a pre-release sale on their two new sheets! You had better get over there and see how gorgeous they are and get in line! Of course you'll notice that I helpfully posted this AFTER I paid for mine! Hey, this is rubber we're talking about, I don't want to be at the end of the line!! They will be sending them in the next week or so. Oh, and about this card. I stamped the images in chalk ink, which isn't the best ink for this detailed an image. The Tim Holtz distress inks work beautifully with these stamps. You can get them from Creative Play Stamps, the link is in my sidebar. They sell matching Distressed embossing powder, too!
Stamps-Artistic Outpost: Serenity
Paper-Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Very Vanilla,Chocolate Chip Basic Gray: Utopia,
Ink-Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan
Goodies-Glimmer Mist: Chestnut, brads, Primas, punches, ribbon