Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ladybug Ink Blog Hop....New In Colors

Welcome to my blog.  If hopping, you just came from Kay Jantz's blog.  
  We are show casing the new In Colors from Stampin' UP! this month.  I have to say I wasn't a huge fan of them at first, but I am really starting to like the Pistachio Pudding, Costal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar.  So much so, that I decided to use them in a "manly" card for my son who will be having surgery today (Friday).  A few weeks back we discovered his port (central line) was not working properly and after a line study they found the catheter that comes out of the port had a crack in it.  So today he will be having his port replaced.  It should be a fairly simple procedure and he will be out of the hospital today, but if you have a second we would really appreciate some good thoughts and/or prayers sent his way.  Thanks!  I digress, back to the card!
I also used a technique called double embossing.  I was inspired by this card Nikki Spencer created:
 I had tried it once before with so-so results however, I felt the double embossing on this card turned out pretty nice.  I was going to keep it all white then, in a moment of indecisiveness, swiped the Baked Brown Sugar ink pad over the surface to accentuate the embossing.   In hindsight I realize the brown was probably not the best choice to do this with, but at 1030 pm I wasn't about to start over.  So... I soldiered on and added some stars from Simply Stars, because my son is such a rock star, and the Feel Better greeting from Sassy Salutations.  I cut out the smaller stars with paper snips and was pleasantly surprised to find the old Star Punch from past SU! catalogs fit the large stars perfectly (thank you Stampin' UP!)  I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I did stamp more of the stars directly onto the white cardstock base on the interior of the card. 
 I have to point out my new card stand (I know there is a proper name for it but I cannot remember what it is, frog something or another)  I purchased it at The Hen House Paperie, one of our local scrapping store here in ABQ and am really digging it.
An iTunes gift card will be added inside so he can purchase some more apps for his iPod.  That ought to put a smile on his sweet little face!

Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Stamping!
Thanks for stopping by. If continuing on the hop you will be visiting Carmelita Wasson's blog.