Good evening. Are you a fan of fried chicken? I picked up some Von’s Chicken for dinner after the teenager and I dropped off her friend. We used to get Bonchon but Von’s is way betta.
I mailed out another card on Tuesday, but before I show it to you, one of you had asked once about the tries that didn’t make the cut. I remembered to photograph them this time around.
Not Good Enough Tries
I blended the three colors and used one side of marble cube stamp. This stamp has rubber stamp textures on three sides of the cube. You’re supposed to layer each textured pattern on top of one another to create a marbled look. This pattern is the base layer.
I liked this background but I wanted more texture. You know I’m all about layers and love texture. I’ve kept it for a future use.
- I embossed the stamp pattern in black first.
- I adhered the tissue paper down.
- I blended the colors.
- I glued down a scruched up coffee filter and blended ink.
I felt this background came out too dark. I didn’t like how the ink pooled and splotched on the coffee filter. This was for a birthday card, dang it. It needed to have a happy vibe. This piece went in the trash.
So for this third try, I thought, hey, what if the coffee filter was in black and white?
┐( ˘_˘)┌Meh. I felt this one looked like a hot mess of everything but the kitchen sink. Trash!
I had a little break from this card as my neighbor had come over to drop off my Pampered Chef order. She found seeing my work in person was more impressive than just seeing a photograph of it.
Fourth Time’s the Charm
I was able to figure the design out:
- Collage the tissue paper (Tim Holtz Idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap).
- Blend the ink (Distress Oxides – Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, & Twisted Citron) which is from Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide Ink Blending Combos 2.
- Background stamp the numbers stamp (Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Reflections)
- Stamp the coffee filter with Stampendous Fran Seiford Marble Cube & adhere.
As Colonel John Hannibal Smith used to say, “I love it when a plan comes together.” And holey bagels, I love a good texture!
I used Darice black & white twine to set off the sentiment (Stampendous Birthday Wish). The sentiment was stenciled in the color scheme with the Tim Holtz Speckles stencil. I didn’t want it be so plain as the distressed edges didn’t do much for it.
It’s getting late. I need to start settling down for the night. I am all caught up on your blogs since yesterday and still need to reply to your comments on the blog here. Thanks for droppin by tonight and TTYS.