Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I am SO behind on some thank yous that should have been sent a month ago. It's getting embarrassing. But here's the thing ... because they are for stampers (and stampers I've only met online on top of that), I want the card to be just right. And if it isn't ... well then the thanks doesn't get sent until I do get the card just right. Do you do that too?
For this one, I used a Julee Tilman sketch. I'm all over her sketches, but this one gave me some trouble. I loved the look of it, but I couldn't seem to get anything good from it. I don't like to "fail" (at anything, ask my mother what happened when I got my very first-ever "C," senior year in college ... oh, I think the sky fell that day), so I was determined to wrestle something decent out of it.
The colored polka dots at the bottom are done with the Polka Dot background stamp. For the second color, I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to offset the stamp. Don't know if it was me or the stamp, but I wasn't able to line it up perfectly for the second color. Makes me want to get out a ruler and measure between the dots. (Yes, I'm aware there's a name for that ... it starts with an "a," and by the way, it does have a hyphen. Who me?)
Stamps: Live Your Dream, Polka Dot (background)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dimensionals, swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, ticket corner punch, aged copper hodgepodge hardware, artichoke grosgrain ribbon, small oval punch, word window punch, three for you punch, white eyelets, stamp-a-ma-jig
All supplies Stampin' Up.