First order of business is to welcome my latest follower, Loll (remember I embedded her fab video in my Wednesday post?) - thanks for joining my (hopefully) happy band of followers - hope you will stop by again some time soon.
|My card (the camera wanted flash, darn it!)|
|The co-ordinating insert and envelope|
|And a closer view of the image panel|
It's super SHIMMERY in real life but tricky to photograph, sadly
- 5" x 7" white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- 11cm x 16cm white card panel (for insert)
- Distress Ink/Iridescent Medium panel as per Wednesday's technique (see it here)
- Black card and silver mirri card, for matting with the aid of a 1/16" perfect layering ruler and my trusty craft knife
- Penny Black rose image and Kaisercraft sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Spray and Shine to seal the Distress Ink (in case of rain in transit!)
- 5" x 7" white, 300 gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
- Green panel made on Tuesday and using Distress Inks in peacock feathers and mown lawn plus the iridescent medium
- Black card and gold mirri card, for matting
- Penny Black sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Penny Black "Poinsettia" image (both from the "Joyous" set of "T" for Transparent stamps) stamped using Versamark ink before liberally sprinkling the wonderful "Agatha" embossing powder (- it's two tone black/gold and is from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle) and heat embossing
- 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, scallop edged card and matching sized envelope
- Distress Ink (festive berries/picked raspberry) and Iridescent Medium panel Die cut in to fancy book plate shape
- Large fancy bookplate die used to cut next sized panel from red card (excess used to mat my sentiment panel)
- Penny Black poinsettia image stamped on to the D.I. panel using Versamark ink, sprinkled with black sparkle embossing powder which I then heat embossed
- Hero Arts sentiment stamped on to white card snippet using Versamark/black sparkle/heat embossing combo before matting first on to black card and then on to red
- Faux "pink diamonds" added as a further embellishment
|Stamped and the iridescent medium applied|
Definitely a masculine pair of images here
|With the addition of the distress inks|
Masculine colours too!
|The finished card|
I hope they'll like it - I'm quite pleased with how it turned out
- 14cm square cream aperture card and matching envelope
- Craft Stamper free pocket watch and Handprints fob watch images stamped using Ranger Archival ink
- Iridescent medium applied randomly using scrunched up cling film - this was then set aside to dry
- Distress Inks: tea dye and aged mahogany applied using a splodgeaway mat, Tim Holtz blending tool and a foam pad
- Sentiment computer generated (using Fluffy Stacks font), cut out and then aged using the tea dye ink (i.e. the blending tool without re-inking!). I used the same font to generate a suitable sentiment on the insert, which I then cut to fit the card blank and glued in, as the last step
- Snippets or rust and black card for matting, at 1/16" using my perfect layering ruler and craft knife
- Spray and Shine sprayed to protect the inking in transit and allowed to dry
- After carefully positioning the photo and marking its position I glued it in place with Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue, glued down the aperture backing layer and attached the insert and ... BINGO - all done, and within the time frame specified - HUZZAH!
At the end of the tax year, the Revenue office sent an inspector to audit the books of a local hospital.
While the Revenue agent was checking the books he turned to the C E O of the hospital and said, "I notice you buy a lot of bandages. What do you do with the end of the roll when there's too little left to be of any use?"
"Good question," noted the C E O. "We save them up and send them back to the bandage company and every now and then they send us a free box of bandages."
"Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way.
"What about all these plaster purchases? What do you do with what's left over after setting a cast on a patient?"
"Ah, yes," replied the C E O, realising that the inspector was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. "We save it and send it back to the manufacturer, and every now and then they send us a free package of plaster."
"I see," replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all
C E O. "Well," he went on, "What do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?"
"Here, too, we do not waste," answered the C E O. "What we do is save all the little foreskins and send them to the Revenue Office, and about once a year they send us a complete prick”.