The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Distressed and Sparkly
This finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2' long.
- Sparkle a-plenty! The Lodge image was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock. The sparkly snow is courtesy of Dazzling Details. And for a touch more shimmer and shine, the embossed Labels Framelits behind the image mat was "kissed" with Stampin' Up!'s new Illuminate stamp pad.
- Pearls a-plenty! For a different look, Cherry Cobbler inserts were added to the hand-snipped banners. And what could be better to top these little diamond shapes than...you guessed it...Pearls!
- Ribbon a-plenty! Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon was coiled tightly and adhered to a Sticky Round to create a quick and easy ribbon rosette! Of course, I had to add a little Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, and (gasp)...a Pearl!
I was in one of those distressing moods today, so I used Crumb Cake ink on all of my edges. I thought it added a bit of a rustic appeal to the Lodge!
Muffy's Show Picture
Muffy insisted on sharing her latest show picture. And if that wasn't bad enough, she insisted on talking today. Heeeere's Muffy!
Muffy: Hi, Mom's Stampin' Friends! Can you believe that is me in this picture? I look so big and grown-up! Although I didn't get the big winner prize, I did something special. I...I...What was it, Mom?
Me: You were reserve to a 5-point major. That's a pretty big honor, Muffy. There were 65 Boxers showing that day.
Muffy: Well, I knew it had to be something special because Mom was really happy, and so was my new handler, Rhonda. Doesn't she look pretty in her blue jacket? And some of the other dogs were afraid of the judge 'cuz he had on a cap and sunglasses. But I wasn't. My mom wears sunglasses sometimes when we go for walks. Can we go for a walk, Mom?
Me: Muffy...it's 9:45 at night. We can't go for a walk now.
Muffy: You wouldn't have to wear your sunglasses. If you loved me, you would take me for a walk.
Me: Muffy, we aren't going to play those games. I do love you, but we are not going for a walk this late at night.
Muffy: We've done it before.
Me: Yes...but Mom has watched too many Criminal Minds reruns these past few days.
Muffy: Then can I do something special because I did a good job at the show? Can I give away "Dog Candy"?
Me: Muffy, it's actually "Blog Candy", and I just gave away Blog Candy last week.
Muffy: No, I mean DOG Candy. Can I, huh? I know exactly how to write it up: "Leave a comment on Mom's blog between now and Tuesday for a chance to win a big, old stinky boy dog named Brody."
Me: MUFFY LIN...that is enough. Get your paws off the keyboard right this minute. I thought maybe you had matured into a sweet, young lady. Remember, pretty is as pretty does, and right now you are not very pretty.
Muffy: Aw, Mom! I was just joking. You know I would never want Brody to leave. I actually meant Lexi. Barkhahahahaha!
Me: Muffy...to the Time Out Chair!
Now you know why the Twins seldom get to use the 'puter anymore!
So, what do you think of today's card? Won't you let me know in your comment today? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one. Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...