Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Small Christmas Card

It's been a week since I posted, sorry. My mom got her new knee at the end of August and I have been going to see her more than normal. She is doing fine and will be coming home on Saturday. This is her fourth knee replacement. Let me explain. She is 83 years old, she got her first in 1976, then her second in 1982. That one lasted 11 years, third replacement 1993. fourth, 3rd in the right knee, now. She is doing well and healing so fast especially for her age. Things have changed so much, she was in the hospital only 3 days.
Okay, now for the card. I saw this technique on splitcoaststampers. It's where you run the card stock through the Big Shot with an embossing folder, in this case petals a plenty, then a brayer is run over the top of the card and hits just the raised parts. Just have a light touch so you don't get any into the lower parts. Some practice may be required. It is so much more intense and precise than sponging. I really like the look.
This card measures 4" x 4" so you can get 4 of them out of a piece of 12' x 12" card stock with one piece of 4" x 4" left for punching. The white cs is 3 3/4" square. The flower was explained here.
Everything else is self explainatory I think.
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Textured cherry Cobbler 12 x 12, Glossy white, Old Olive
Tools: 5-petal flower punch, Dotted scalloped ribbon border punch, scallop oval punch, small oval punch (retired), large oval punch, smooch spray, stickles
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