Monday, August 18, 2014


So I wanted to post today to remind you all to pop on over to see my sistah's blogs for the Unique Blog Hop...and then I took a muscle relaxant for my back this morning, and slept and slept instead. It's a little later than I meant to do it, but conveniently this Internet thing keeps stuff until you're ready to look at it :)

I thought the perfect card today would be not only one that says THANKS for all the awesomeness that knowing these gals has brought to my life - but even uses some cool stuff that Donna gave me :)

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Let's Roll stamps & dies (from Donna!); Spectrum Noir markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; Labels 5 Nesties; Carnelian EP & versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Photography skillz failed me here - but I glossied up the heart & the soy sauce bottle. I was going for an enameled chopstick look, but next time? I'm going to do the inking & embossing before die-cutting. Hanging onto those itty-bitty sticks while trying to heat emboss? Not so much.

I used the matching dies to cut out the wasabi, sushi, soy sauce, and chopsticks, and  then arranged them all onto the platter. So much fun - and can I say, these are the first matching dies that I've used that seem to cooperate with my unable-to-line-stuff-up ability? YEAH!

I kept the "C" colour scheme from Make the Day Special in mind while colouring - they have a choice of 3 different colour schemes this month. Something for everyone there :) And the Let's Roll set is available in their store. (StampsDies)

Now to stay awake long enough to feed the kids supper! The good news is, my back is MUCH better (although not 100% yet). Luckily I have strong boys who will carry all the laundry baskets for me!



Chris Dring said...

Your back can't be hurting - MY back is hurting today! WTF! Anyhooo, I hope you are feeling better now! Your card is absolutely fabulous! (But what were you thinking when you die cut the chopsticks before inking and embossing them? Silly rabbit! LOL!

Lindsey said...

Wait, you have the can't-line-up disability too? Who knew? Love everything about this! Especially that yummy shiny soy sauce bottle, it's so realistic, in a stampy way.

Kate said...

Great card i love the extra touches to the soy sauce and chop sticks :) Thanks for joining us at make the day special.

Jenny said...

ooooo they're some posh chopsticks!!! Good to see you joining in with our challenge at Make the Day Special Stamp Store.... love how you used those colours for such a cute card :0)
Jenny x