Edited to add: Wow this picture is blurry! I just took a peek at the post and I'll have to see about a new picture after work! Until then...use your imagination. ***M
A good friend is not feeling well so I thought I'd surprise her with a card. This one was quick and fun - two requirements for me on an American Idol night. Yes, I'm still watching the show. Did you see Amanda perform? Wow. I almost hate myself for loving her! (umm..she sang the Joan Jett song - I don't really hate myself). I never thought I'd be a fan of a 'rocker' but she just wows me every week. And did you see the clip about how into education she is? Very cool for the kids watching the show. And for the same reason I'm strangely into the male 'rocker', David Cook. He's very into vocabulary and word puzzles. I always did go for the bad boys! At least the ones named David. Did I mention I married one of those? A David, not a bad-boy rocker.
Anyway, about the card...I visited Heather Nichols' blog the other day and it inspired me to get out my kraft cardstock and my white craft ink. Hence the semi-rustic card. I used my Nestabilities to emboss the rectangle, my watercolor crayons and my SU! markers to color the image, some SU! ribbon and my jumbo eyelets for accents. I did use my crop-a-dile to add the eyelets. To emboss the image, I placed my rectangle die behind the stamped image and used tape to secure it in place so that it remained straight. Then I ran it through my Big Kick using the Wizard silicone pads for embossing. Fun stuff. Try it yourself and let me know how you like it.
Until next time...M
Ink: SU! basic black
Stamps: SU! Best of Cluck
Cardstock: SU! kraft
Other: SU! white taffeta and caramel gingham ribbons, SU! jumbo brass eyelets, SU! watercolor wonder crayons and SU! markers, aquapainter, crop-a-dile