Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Out of my comfort zone

I branched out yesterday and made a little something that was a bit out of my comfort zone. I hadn't really broken into my Damask Designs set from Papertrey ink and last night I did. I was really feeling the yellow, gray and white color combo and thought the damask would be so pretty as a watermark against the gray. Actually I thought it would be really awesome against the yellow paper but I stamped it 4 times and each time it looked dirty. Then I realized that my stamp cleaner needed cleaning Oops!

So, I stamped it with Versamark and added a bow. Lemme tell you about that bow. I didn't think that it would look good tied with hemp twine and I didn't have anything else until I remembered that roll of silver elastic I got at Christmas time. You see, I keep it in a bag in the drawer because Titus LOVES it. I can't tell you how many mornings I've come downstairs and found it wrapped around the kitchen chairs. Many, many, times. Apparently he KNOWS when it comes out because he came running the minute I took it out. I had to cut him off a piece and he rolled around with it under my stamp desk. Sigh...

Seriously, the hardest thing was figuring out there to put the sentiment. I fiddled and fiddled with it before I remembered that I had those label dies. Then a few of Taylor's Twinkles! I really like the simplicity of the card. So pretty.