Today is a short day for the girls ... and I have a private class to prep for tomorrow night ... so I'll be brief today!
Here is the card I was talking about ... TOTALLY different than my *usual* style!
I just wanted to play ... and play I did ... I started by running some of the Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations Card Stock (page 149; $29.95) through the new Alphabet Press embossing folder (page 191 $9.95) and then sanding it with our sanding block (page 157 - $5.50) to get the rough 2-tones effect. I did the same with a small piece of the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock but instead of running it through the embossing folder I simply roughed it up with the sanding block. I also used the distress tool on both pieces for roughed-up edges (page 157 - $6.95). I put a small piece of Crushed Curry cards tock behind the Cherry Cobbler. Funny ... when the Crushed Curry was an In Color a few years ago I HATED it with a passion ... never used it once ... but now I like it! Go figure! I stamped the HBD in Early Espresso ink on the Soho Subway DSP (page 151 $13.50) and punched them out with the new Artisan Label Punch (page 181 - $21.95). I popped the "B" up on a dimensional. I wrapped some linen thread around the Early Espresso piece. I mounted it all on an Early Espresso layer that is on a Sahara Sand base. Phew! A lot of new toys, a lot of payers and a LOT of mess ... but I had a lot of fun! It was great to step outside my *norm* and my comfort zone and try something new. Give it a go and see what you can come up with!
Pop in again tomorrow to see another quick and easy card. Until then - have a stampy day :)