Thursday, June 26, 2008

Life and a mess...

Ok, so it's been 4 days since the wedding. I've stood in the doorway of my craft room wanting to go in. Really I have. But, after the last 6 weeks of intense work on wedding things... this is what my work table looks like -

LOL!!! Looks even worse in real life! Needless to say, after a long day at work I have NOT wanted to do a clean sweep. I will tackle it this weekend.

But (and there is always a *but* isn't there), a girl at work asked me to make a special card for a Sister (Catholic Nun) who is celebrating her Jubiliee, which is the 50th anniversary of saying her vows. Not even that mess could make me say no.

Since gold is the color of the 50th anniversary celebration, I stamped the branch and flowers from Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink) with Versamark and then dusted them with gold Pearl Ex.

You can see the shimmer in this pic. It's really subtle in real life.

I needed just the daintiest butterflies for this, so digging through my stamps I found my Take 3 set (SU!). I stamped it with Versamark and dusted it with gold Pearl Ex. I then spritzed it with hairspray to set the Pearl Ex so it wouldn't all rub off while I cut them out. I used a teeny tiny piece of foam tape to pop the wings up.

Once the main image was together, I spritzed on a light spray of Glimmer Mist (Sugar Cookie), and then stamped my sentiment.

I think it turned out kinda pretty, considering the environment I was working in! LOL



Stamps: Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink), Take 3 (SU!) Paper: Neenah Classic White Ink: Versamark, Burnt Umber (Palette Hybrid) Misc: Pearls (Hero Arts), Sparkle Gold Pearl Ex, liquid gold Deco Color marker (Marvy), Sugar Cookie Glimmer Mist, gold ribbon (CTMH), Stampin Dimensionals (SU!)


Bevie Pearl said...

Hey HB I just tagged you on my blog. :)

Stefanie Staniak said...

Oh HB, I work in a mess like that daily !! LOL !! Somehow, your creations always look better to me. This card is beautiful and I'm sure the Sister will treasure it.

Gail S. said...

I looks like you took a picture of my dining room table!!! I don't have a "craft room"...YET!! Beautiful card.

Chris M. said...

Wow - what a gorgeous card!!! I'm sure she will cherish it!

Otter said...

Kind of pretty?!?! Are you freaking nuts!!! It GORGEOUS!!

MichelleY said...

Otter took the words right out of my mouth.....there's nothing 'kind of' about it.....this is AMAZING! I LOVE pearl ex but haven't used it since it was retired. Dang, you make me want to pull it out. The shimmer from the PE has taken your card to the next level of lovliness!

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

It's absolutely stunning. I love this card. So delicate and perfect.

My work area looks like that just about every time I make a card or page! And it really isn't as much fun cleaning up as it is creating--but it's gotta be done!

Sharon in NE said...

I LOVE your work. So many beautiful cards!