21 February 2008

Techostamper's Card Sketch #5

Tuesday night I attending our Army Spouse's monthly coffee. Although we are stationed here at Scott Air Force Base we have a nice size group of Army spouses and our monthly get-togethers are always so much fun! This month the two gals hostessing treated us to a spa night. I painted my nails, ate some yummy food and walked away with some Amish Friendship Bread (I think the name of it is anyway). I'm not familiar with this bread so I'm following the directions carefully! LOL!

I say all that because I needed a couple of thank you cards for these two gals. Of course I could go to my extra card storage box, but what fun would that be? Those should only be used for emergency use only! I decided to use MJ's Monday Lunch Sketch. I went to SCS to look for some color inspiration and picked CC127. This color challenge uses Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand. I also decided to use a TJ technique. Well, in trying to come up with something meeting all these criteria I lost the Sahara Sand because I decided to use the Rainbow Double technique that requires glossy cardstock. *sigh* I guess you can't win them all! LOL!

Although both cards are nearly identical there is one obvious difference. On one I used black velvet ric-rac and the other I used Blue Bayou tabs using the word window punch. Here is the first one, using the velvet ric-rac.
I love the feel of the velvet ric-rac! (I bought some from here at All That Scraps! Shhh, any order of $10 or more gets FREE shipping! Yikes, once she realizes what a great deal that is she may up the order amount! LOL!) I thought that the ric-rac (lovely as it is) distracts from the rest of the card. On the second card I tried to coordinate that lower right corner and decided to add these tabs of Blue Bayou, but they needed something. Brads and eyelets did not feel right so I decided to (finally) mount my All In A Row stamp set so I could use that row that looks like stitching. Both cards scanned a little crooked and the spectrum pad is a bit darker, so they do look better IRL.

I'm not sure that I am satisfied with this card either, but I need to get these out the door to thank the two gals for the wonderful evening we had.

Stamps: Both: Priceless, 2nd also uses All In A Row; Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black, Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad; Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Glossy; Accessories: Detail Black EP, heat gun, grid cutting mat & hobby blade, 1st card: black ric-rac, 2nd card: Word Window Punch and Stamp-A-ma-jig.