Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello Texture


     This is the second card that my Stamp Club ladies did last week.  Again, the meeting was all about texture and the various ways you can add it to cards and projects.  It’s difficult to see in the photos but this card has lots of texture to it.  The beautiful DSP is Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.  The black flourish is actually flocking on the Crumb Cake paper.  You can’t help but run your finger across its raised texture.  I’ve added texture to the main panel by distressing the edge of the Naturals 100_3636White with the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit and the Linen Thread adds a texture of it’s own to the panel.  The inside of the card has been spritzed with a Crumb Cake Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool (a fun little device that was a recent addition to my ‘tool box’).  The corners have been pierced with the Paper Piercing Tool.  There is even some added texture with the fun bronze Glimmer Brad on the inside corner.  Wow!  All that texture on one Z-fold card!  If that isn’t enough texture for you…I don’t know what would be??  By the way, the “hello” is from the new My Friend set.  This was a fun quick card, showed lots of textures and the techniques and tools to achieve the look.  The ladies seemed to like the project.  Always fun to squeeze that Color Spritzer Tool :) haha!

     On a personal note…we experienced an earthquake here on Tuesday.  The center was north of us by about 100 miles but we felt it.  It rocked the dining room light and made wake in the pool.  Very strange experience.  The boys were a bit freaked to say the least but we are just fine. 

     Now, we are preparing for Hurricane Irene.  It is scheduled to make our weekend very miserable.  I stocked up on necessities (water & batteries), gassed up the car, purchased plenty of groceries (and junk food for two growing boys).  We live on a river just off the lower Chesapeake Bay.  I always worry about storm surge and tidal flooding and cleaning up the waterline debris/mess is just awful!  Besides, that takes up stampin’ time :(   I’ve pre-posted a couple of posts but may not be able to post again for some time.  All depends on the power or lack thereof.  I do have some projects to keep me busy through the hurricane :)  Say a prayer for safety of our family and home if you would please.  :)  Thanks!

     Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to add a little texture to your life :)



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1 comment:

  1. You have had your share of excitement over the last few days ... Irene & an earthquake! I hope you are all okay! Love this card ... so elegant ... and sophisticated! Hugs xxaxx