Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You're a Rock Star, Baby

Ok, I know what you're thinking. "Are we on the right blog???"

'Cause this is *really* different for me! That's what made it so fun! (And stressful, I admit it.) When I saw this stamp set (A Little Something, Level 3 Hostess, Spring/Summer 2009), I had this idea, and it wouldn't leave me alone! I just needed to work outside my comfort zone, I guess! It's good for this aging stamper to try something younger and cooler . . .

Anyway, this is my entry in the Swappers Anonymous Catalog Preview Swap! And those SA Sisters, well, they ROCK! So this card was a tribute, as well as good for me. :-) I used *all* kinds of hardware here, you might have noticed! It just kept asking for more! I couldn't help myself. And yes, there is black glitter all over the place. And did you know that there are only 10 whole flowers on 2 sheets of this pattern???? Yeah, who woulda thunk? So some people got slightly different--but equally cool--flowers on their cards.

And the ribbon?? Why that's just a little technique called fraying. I had to use my reading glasses to do it, but a true artist sacrifices, right???

Actually, I look really cute in them. For an old lady.
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I am hoping my swaps arrive today (Wednesday), so I can see all the fabulous stuff my sisters sent me! Have a Rock Star Day!


Stamps: A Little Something (hostess)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Tombo Multi Glue, Chunky Glitter Essentials (black), Large Star Punch, Basic Black 1/4"Grosgrain, Clips Assortment, Metallic Eyelets, Rhinestone Brads Ice, Jumbo Eyelets--Pewter, Cropadile, Dimensionals