Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Retro Gift Card!

Welcome to my little corner of blogland!  I hope you enjoy your stay and will come back from time to time.  I try and visit as many of my friends as time allows, but if it's been awhile since I've come to see you, please leave me a comment so I can easily find you : )  I'd love to see what you've been up to!

Did you have a fun Halloween?  We had a fair number of kids (and dogs!) dressed up to see us.  Well... maybe they didn't actually come to see us, maybe they were more interested in the candy lol!

I don't know about you, but I ended up eating waaaaaaaay too much of the left overs *gulp*  You know that one simply can not take responsibility of consuming too many calories/sugar after the first....let's say 25 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups LOL!  Nope.  Not my fault... hee hee

However, there IS good news!  I was able to finish not one, not two, but 3 - 3 - 3 cards.  Chocolate has that effect on me.  Want me to clean the house?  Give me chocolate.  Want me to do yard work?  Give me chocolate.  Want me to cook?  I say, 'Let's eat out!' lol!  But... if it's a day to relax in my jammies, there's nothing better than eating a meal that someone else has cooked in front of the TV :D

This is one of the BONUS stamps you receive FREE when you purchase the awesome Classic Retro Crew Collection.   There are 4 fabulous stamps in this new collection by Victoria Case for SCACD.  But that's not all...with the purchase of this set, you'll also receive a FREE sentiment, 'Home Sweet Home.'  It's a great value!!!

The TV is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with copics:  C9 C7 C5 C3 C2 C0; B95 B93 B91 B00 B000 B0000.  The sentiment (stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink) is from a clear set by Stampabilities.  I find that the Versafine Ink works excellent with my clear stamps!  After cutting out the sentiment, I distressed it with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Here you can see the Diamond Glaze which gives a slick, glass-like appearance.  Also, with this angle, you can see just how sparkly the Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter Paint is!!!  I believe I used 2 coats - the more coats you apply, the sparkly-er your image will be : )

Since this is a 3 x 3 card, I decided to emboss the whole thing.  I've used Pinstripe by Couture Creations.  I can't wait to try pinstripe as 'wainscot' on the bottom, dp as 'wallpaper' on the top, with a 'chair rail' in between!

I'm going to give this li'l card to my hubby, so I left out any type of frills or lace.  He enjoys Native American designs, so I found my rick rack punch which is the closest I have lol!  The black dots (NOT pearls hee hee) were created with my Graphite Viva Decor Paper Pen.  I have to say it... I LOVE my Paper Pens!!!

Look in the next couple of days for my other two projects using Paper/Pearl Pens.  I'm tellin ya... they're addicting :D

In case you missed it, I have Holiday Celebration Candy 
up for grabs until November 15.  You can find it *HERE*

I'm so grateful for your friendship and encouragement ♥  I truly do not know what I'd do without you!!!

With heartfelt love and prayers of blessings to you...

May God bless you, keep you, and comfort your soul~


Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs linda

Donna Hanley said...

This card is just cute as all get out. Your husband will be delighted to sit and "watch" it. LOL. Your idea to dot the rix rac works nice. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant hun your husband will just love this to bits,hugs cherylx

Teresa said...

What a beautiful and original card! cute the message! A hug!

Sandra said...

Hi, this is such a lovely card:) Sandra H

Rufus said...

A def. smile card, since that's what it made me do, smile! Love the retro TV and the black "dots" (def. not pearls on a guy card! lol) are perfect. Hope he loves it.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is wonderful Lori!!

So glad you received your goodies! Enjoy:-)

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