Friday, April 12, 2013

On Again Off Again...

I really don't know if anyone ever visits me here but I do know that it has been a very long time since I have. I am hoping to change my on again off again ways with this blog and make a commitment to visit at least once a week.  I have lots of things to share, and those things, mainly my love of papercrafting and Stampin' Up! are not doing any good to myself or anyone else stuck up in my head.  I am learning things about social media and I really want to start using the tools that are available to me to share what I love and what I am passionate about...PAPER and INK, well there are lots of other things also but this blog was created to share what you can do with a piece of paper and some ink so without babbling on further here is what I worked on last week:  

This card was inspired by Teneale Williams a very talented Australian Stampin' Up! artist.  I love her work!  I use mostly the Naturals White cardstock for my base.  It just seems sturdier to me.  I feel Whisper White is fine for layering and great to stamp on.  So here's the recipe:

Base: Naturals White (cut 2" down and 2" in on the corners)
Layer 1: Blushing Bride (so happy it's coming back because I mistakenly bought 3 packs of it before it retired last year and I was so mad at myself for not paying attention to my cardstock inventory)
Layer 2:  Tea For Two Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Stamping: French Foliage, Doily Background Stamp, and Papillon Potpourri stamp set. 
Inks: Early Esspresso, Melon Mambo, Versamark, Soft Suede for the edge inking.
Embellishments: White Embossing powder (Doily), Clear Embossing powder (butterfly) Very Vanilla seam tape ribbon, pearls.

I hope you like my card and I will definitely be here more often.  When opportunity knocks you still have to get up off your seat and open the door.  I wonder how many opportunities I have lost by not even being home to answer that darned door...and that's what it's all about today my friends.