Monday, June 18, 2007

I've got the Monday blues.

Before you read any further, I just want to say blogger (the site I use to create my blog) is acting up and not allowing me to place any hard returns (blank spaces between paragraphs). So I apologize for that. I went to bed at a reasonable time last night, I swear I did. But I couldn't fall asleep. I read till midnight. Turned off the light...and the last time I looked at the clock it was 2:00a.m. and then I woke up on my own before 6:00a.m. What's up with that? Guess I was just SO excited to share something new on my blog that I couldn't sleep (ha!). Let's see what I can find to share from this weekend. This was actually a pretty simple card and came out just as I imagined. I used glossy cardstock. Then I inked up my brayer with brown and blue inks and ran it across the cardstock multiple times till it was the darkness I wanted. Then I stamped the ants (After Midnight Rubber Stamps). Then I thought the blue looked blah and needed clouds. I'd never made clouds before but I had an idea. I used my scalloped oval punch and punched an oval. Then I used that and a darker blue ink and sponged around the edge to get clouds. I think it turned out well! Then I add the hamburger brad. And to give the ground more texture I used a speckled texture stamp and a darker brown ink and stamped on some texture. Then I stamped the greeting (from TAC). Attached it to a white card base and drug the edges of the card in brown. And wha-la....an adorable ant card!

2 comments:

george.franco said...

Great clouds! I just saw that scalloped punch idea and now your card with them. So very creative!!

Chris

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and have been browsing through it. You are so very talented! I especially love this card. It's great!
Jacki