Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's Time for Lauren's technique

Good evening my legion of fans. I am suppossed to be in bed...I promised myself, but my mojo started workin' out of nowhere and I was able to come up with this card for Lauren's Saturday technique. I totally cheated, in that I didn't use the stylus and color. Perhaps tomorrow, I'll give the true technique a whirl. Deets on that can be found at her site which is on my sidebar. I'm trying to be fast here, so I'm not linking. Forgive me. . So we were to dry emboss. I pulled my much beloved Cuttlebug out (actually, it's always within reach) and a folder, and dry embossed a piece of gold vellum...luv how shimmery it is. The base is SU's kraft and the mat, SU's black paper. The image is stamped on a shimmery cs from Paper Temptress and I used Nestibilities for the mats. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and I absolutely adore it...so versatile. I got embossing happy and embossed it as well with gold powder. The punch is from EK Success. There new line of punches ROCK! Strong, easily stored....I want them all. I put a tiny gem in place for the eye, not something I would ordinarily do, but what the heck...a little more glam can't hurt. The shimmer was so intense, that the card didn't actuallyphotograph well. Or could it be that I don't know how to "fix it" with my in my photo progam? That's the problem with my blog, I can never do justice to my work because I don't have time to fix, and organize photos, and blog! URGHH! Some day.....

So, enjoy the rest of the weekend and no matter what, get some stampin' in, ya' hear?!!
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6 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Oooh Erica - this IS glamourous with the shiny paper and embossing powder. I thought about using a cuttebug folder to emboss - it surely turned out pretty! Thanks so much for playing - come back again! Hugs n smiles.

Dana said...

THat gold shimmer vellum is de-lish! Looks like a fancy evening bag with that embossing folder. Your golden bird looks amazing too!

Patty said...

It is a terrific gold bird and card!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my...the gold is so rich and elegant! The border punch makes it look regal :O) This turned out lovely! So glad you could play along!! Hope to see you on Saturday for the sketch challenge!

Tracey Cuccia said...

CLASSY -- love the gold...great take on the challenge...it's terrific!

Elise said...

HELLO! What a glorious card: so regal and elegant! Great work!