Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Peace On Earth

This is the Christmas card I made after 9/11. The phrase "Peace on Earth" never seemed more appropriate.
I embossed the gold and used chalk to shade and color.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Not so Lasting Impressions!

Do you remember when the Lasting Impressions dry embossing templates were all the rage? I bought this stencil and dotted paper at the scrapbook convention in '01. I bought numerous other stencils as well as the modeling paste for another techinque you could use with them. I never tried that technique and only made a couple more cards using dry embossing!
I don't know why, but I still have all those metal stencils. Why would I do all that work when I can run it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder?!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Daisy Petal Card

This is a petal card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day '01. I didn't have a "Happy Mother's Day" stamp, so I used a versamark marker to write the sentiment on vellum, then embossed it.
My friend Christina and I used to make these petal cards all the time. She had the great idea to use them to "wrap" a small piece of jewelry for little girls' birthday gifts. We used to get together every couple of months and have Stamp-a-thons. We would stamp all day and half the night until we had our stash of cards replenished.