Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Serenity

It was not a serene day at all. I have an idiot family and I have no idea what to do about it. Then hubby's employer is making all the dependants of their employees prove they are entitled to benefits. I guess a marriage license and a couple of ulcers isn't enough proof! So I dug up every damn paper I could but we have so little jointly together other than our tax papers. But I filled the envelope full of documents and enclosed one very perturbed letter accusing them of invasion of privacy for demanding my tax papers.

To top it off, after I go to the gym to chill and maybe watch the game-a horrific accident shut down the freeway with no way out-barrier walls kept us on idle for almost 2 hours. I had to pee so bad and could not call anyone to let them know where I was-my phone fell under the seat and I could not reach it. I had Delilah to keep me company for the duration but no toilet. I fell over the dogs getting into the house trying not to wet my pants.

This is another Stacey idea and it's been getting raves. I used a folded card made from what looks to be mica card stock. I have some in every color but no idea who makes it. It's pretty rigid for card stock. So that black piece I stamped on was from the same company. I stamped the image using Versa Mark and covered with clear detail powder, then heat set it. Taking a sponge, I used Ice Blue Brilliance and rubbed the ink over the image to make it pop. You don't need a lot of ink, just smoosh it around. Then I took a Fantastix and White ink and rubbed at the bottom to simulate moon-lit misty snow. I wish you could see this up close as it looks so much better-too much light was bouncing off the colors. Deckle the edges.

This stamped and inked piece was then layered on mirror card stock-and only the bottom was deckled. I hope you cut better than me too. Layer this on the top of the folded card. Using a Trio tape runner, apply a piece of ribbon under the stamped piece after tying a knot in the middle.

Stamp the word serenity on the left using White detail ink and then punch a snowflake for the right using a scrap of the metal card stock. Or you could use a brad here instead. Use what you find in the scrap bin.

8 comments:

  1. Jan, that sucks that you were stuck in traffic, and with the outdoors being cold too. Glad that you made it home in time to pee.

    Your card....GORGEOUS!!!! I thought you had embossed in black on white cardstock, until I read how you did it. Outstanding!!!

    Thanks for sharing your day, and I hope it's better tomorrow. Love your beautiful card!!

    Hugs,
    Jen

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  2. BEAUTIFUL CARD JAN LOVE THE STAMP & RIBBON...VERY HAPPY YOU CONTROLLED YOUR BLADDER!

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  3. This is so beautiful! And don't complain to me about peeing...my whole life seems to be fixated on this topic (gotta practice the kegels!).

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  4. Man sounds like quite a rough day!
    Hope today is a better one!

    Your card is so pretty, love all the different techniques, I zoomed in to get a really good look!

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  5. Beautiful card. So sorry about the challenges with insurance and getting stuck in traffic and needing the bathroom. Not fun (total understatement here). Thanks for sharing the card; it is, indeed, a serene image.

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  6. Sorry about your day...but your card is absolutely beautiful. I hope it gets better for ya and enjoy the rest of the week.

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  7. My goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! What a fantastic technique! Thank you so much for sharing! :D

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  8. It must have been terrible stuck in traffic like that! I can't even imagine! I love this card! It's so beautiful and I can only believe it's even more lovely in real life. You put so much detail in your cards it amazes me! Gorgeous work!

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