Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thank You...Now With Bamboo

I blame Rysa Walker.  Here I was all set to spend lots of time in the craft cave yesterday but while I was eating breakfast I started reading The Delphi Effect and next thing I know the hubs is getting home from work (oops).  I stopped reading long enough to make dinner and do some stitching, but let's just say I finished the book last night.  #WorthIt

And today I finally made something!  Now if I could just finish the scrapbook layout that's been 75% done since the weekend....anyway.  New card.

I had to do the sentiment twice; the first time I had too much ink on the stamp and the insides of the teeny letters on the bottom line were all filled in, so I used a sponge to ink up the stamp this time and that's like my new favorite technique.  Anyway, I started with a fun color combo from Cupcake Inspirations:

I used Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant for SU! versions of the colors, plus added in some crumb cake because I thought my card needed it.  I used this week's CASE the Designer challenge at Global Design Project as a jumping-off point:

I used the same layout (my "main" bamboo stalk is even tilted to the left like the bear) but my layers are a bit different sizes.  The length of my sentiment stamp dictated that the main image panel had to be wider than in Brian's card but I still think mine is balanced fairly well.  Bonus:  it's got Dimensionals, but other than that it's flat and easy to mail :)

So that's it for me today.  I now have three choices:  a.) eat lunch, b.) go to the gym, or c.) finish that scrapbook layout.  Decisions, decisions....

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  One Big Meaning, Artistically Asian, Touches of Texture
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals


Natalie Lapakko said...

I have used the sponge technique when my ink pads were too inky, too! It works great for nice sharp images.

I love your colors and your card design, it's so crisp and clean! The bamboo images are bigger than I thought they would be now that I see them on an actual card. For some reason I thought they would be puny. What a great showcase of these stamps!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Indy's Designs said...

This looks fabulous! Great use of this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Sandy said...

Lovely Thank You Note! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges.

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, Christy! That is one stamp set I still have my eye on.

Naki said...

Wow! This is so very zen and beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Brian King said...

Busy day! :) Love this card! Such a beautiful showcase of this bamboo! Thanks for playing along with my CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project!