Friday, May 30, 2008

Always Cosmo Cricket

First off let me say that this is a terrible picture! The color is all wrong, the actual shades are much more muted. Making this card made me realize that I need some chocolate brown embossing powder. I don't have any, and I think this card would have been a little nicer if I had embossed the branch in brown instead of black. Why didn't I stamp it in any of the dozen brown pads I have, you ask? I like embossing. I never grew out of it. Most stampers love it when they are newbs, then slowly do it less and less until they simply don't emboss anymore. I love to emboss, love everything about it. It's magic, you know.

I will never get tired of Stylized Flowers from A Chemistry With Paper, it's just beautiful, and fun to work with! I embossed the branch first, then did the flowers in SU! pink, which is quite coral if you ask me. I dotted the center of each flower with Copper Stickles. I bought this Stickles a couple of years ago in Arkansas. I was with my sister, and we were visiting my dad. Mom had just died a month before, and Noelle and I were indulging in some retail therapy in the truest sense of the word. Noelle spent hundreds, and I mean hundreds of dollars on Primas. I joined A LOT of kit clubs. I still have kits, beautiful kits, that are over a year old and have never been used. I bought a cricut. And some cartridges. And paper. Noelle and I came out of one store with hundreds of dollars of paper, which we had to buy because it was on sale. Man, that was a hard time. Thousands of dollars later, we still don't have our Mom, but we have lots of supplies. Ah, me. Mom thought Noelle and I were nuts with the stamping/scrapping thing. Then we actually went nuts, but we're mostly okay now. They let us out in public. Noelle will cry when she reads this, but leaking is okay.

Oh, the card! I sprayed Chestnut Brown Glimmer Mist all over the primary image, distressed it, and layered it on a piece of Chocolate Chip which is on a piece of Bazzill. All that is up on foam tape. The wide satin ribbon is blanket satin, then I have a couple of peachy ribbons and a dab of SU! Chocolate Chip grosgrain. There's also a Hodgepodge Hardware swirly clip and a Cosmo Cricket cardstock sticker. I did a little DTP with the Chestnut Roan chalk pad, my second favorite pad of all time.


~amy~ said...

**love** it...hey, there isn't wrong with retail therapy, is there? Last night I happened to hit Impress and picked up new chandelier stamps..who can resist?

Heather said...

What a pretty card!

Noelle said...

I am a little leaky. :-( Yesterday Bryan or Morgan put Mom's smoking chair in the back yard and when I looked out the window and saw it I leaked. I have no idea where it has been or where it came from but it was a lot like a sucker punch in my gut when I saw it.
I will say all my Primas don't make me leak at all. They bring a huge smile to my face as I admire all those darling bottles of pretty flowers LOL
I wish we could shop like that again. It was bad for our budgets, but it sure made our hearts happy didn't it?
I love you a ton.
PS Your card is gorgeous as always.

Lauren said...

Very pretty! This card is so elegant and colorful.

Carolina said...

This card is stunning Carla...I keep going back to it. Love the layout, the mist and the yummy ribbon just all work so well together with this amazing set.

jo said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!