Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Walking in Daisies
Just a quick post to share a card I made with my new LaBlanche stamps. I like the way they stamp, they make a wonderful impression. I haven't had time to try any card stock other than their paper, but when I get a little time I want to do that. My first time I stamped it using a black dye ink and even though I dried it with a heat tool, it still ran in one spot when I misted it with water. This time I inked the stamp first withVersamark frost ink, then Tea Dye Distress Ink, applied clear detail embossing powder and embossed.
The images and the background were colored with a combination of distress inks and copic markers. I sanded the embossed area to decrease some of the shine and that worked until I heated it again after a layer of ink, and then the shine came back. Going to do a little playing around with that next time.
We are in the midst of hurricane preparations, so my play time is limited this week. We have been fortunate and haven't had a direct hit in a few years. I really think Irene is going to go east and just skirt the North Carolina coast but those sneaky old hurricanes have a way of changing their path when you least expect it.
So trying to get prepared for the possibility of no electricity. Sometimes it can take a week or more to get it restored. Also wondering whether I get to spend some extended time at work. If you are scheduled to work you have to come in ahead of time and stay until all is clear. The bad thing is you are away from your family but the good thing is there is electricity, hot showers, and hot food at the hospital.
We have experienced some crazy weather lately. We had 3 tornados in the last week or so and we hardly ever have them, we felt the earthquake from Va. yesterday and now the hurricane.
Better run, things to do! Thanks for coming to visit, hope you are having a great week!