As y'all know, I'm currently locked away in my labora-Torrey creating up a virtual storm of cards.
I'm wondering if I have room in my studio for a Tesla coil and some plasma ball thingies. I guess I've been watching too much Robot Chicken.
Today's test subject is a card I whipped up for my sister. I don't talk to her very often, and I see her even less. It's sad. It's really sad. It's not that we aren't close, or have had a falling out or anything. Those who know me, know the story of my beautiful sister, Heidi, and the rough go of life she's having.
So, I thought I'd send her a card...for no reason, other than to tell her I love her.
Oh...and to send her my recently-discovered recipe for the world's best chocolate cake...EVER. Her family loves chocolate cake. (if you're interested...here's a link to the post with the recipe!)
Are you sitting down?
It's another House Mouse card!!
I think, next time they have a design team call, I'm gonna apply to be on their design team. Yep, I'm gonna do just that...whenever their next DT call is...hint hint.
So, for today's card, I used the "Mix it Up" stamp. It's simple, but so stinkin' cute.
This card turned out a WHOLE LOT more busy than I had intended. But, I only had a scrap left of the patterned paper I used, and I wanted to make the most of it. So, I cut it apart into its design elements and just sort of used everything I had for the card.
I dry-embossed the background and card base. For the background, I used a Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder. For the card base, I used my score board and made my own embossed grid pattern. Then I lightly inked over the surface to bring out the details of the embossing.
The image and card base are on Kraft cardstock. Once again, I paper-toled (decoupaged) the image and sentiment by hand into several layers after I colored them up with my ever-trusty Prismacolor pencils. There are SO MANY layers on this card...I lost count after 5.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- House Mouse and Friends - HMFMC #195 "In the Kitchen"
- The Kraft Journal - Challenge #225 CAS-Embossed
As always, thank you ever so much for coming out here to visit me in Left Field!