Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ralph! You wouldn't know it, but this card took a looooooong time this morning. Bling, brads, eyelets, it was all there. Then I realized who I was making the card for, our good friend Ralph. He's not flashy. He's not blingy. Fortunately, I used very little adhesive and was able to take it apart.

Take two, here it is. The background was done with resist emboss technique, then the martini glasses were colored in and embossed. Using my brayer I rolled bashful blue over the entire piece. Deciding it was a bit loud, I toned the entire piece down with a piece of confetti vellum. The finished result is nice and tame.

The top martini piece is inked with staz-on, colored, and finally embossed with versamark and UTEE.

Stamps- Cheers to You
Paper- Whisper White, Old Olive, Black, Misc. Vellum
Ink: Versamark pad and pen, classic Real Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Staz-On Black
Misc: Aqua Painter and Stamp-a-ma-jig.

The hidden part- I've decided that all cards I send out now will have a removable piece of card stock on the inside where I will write my note. The person receiving the card will have the option of removing this piece of paper and sending the card on to another recipient. I'm still not sure how I will pass this info on to the original recipient, or how I'll make sure then have an additional envelope... ideas anyone?

'nough said. Have a great day, I hope you get to create a little!


Heather Gerus said...

Wonderful card love the muted with vellum background.

Heather Gerus said...

Love the muted background, the vellum adds such a great touch.