Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The doors we open

Hi Y'all,
I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th holiday. My husband had Friday through today off so we decided to tackle a huge project we've been discussing for some years. We started earlier this summer building a rock wall around the inside of our 2,500+ gallon earthen koi pond. This weekend we did the other 2/3rds and finished up a couple of hours ago. Whew! What a lot of work but it is well worth it. When we've filled and drained it a time or two to get the water clear we'll put our koi back in the pond. They're not happy in their temp tanks so I know will be thrilled to get back in their home. I'll take pictures once Zippy and Company are back in and things have settled a bit.

Now back to stamping...

The theme this week for the Created Byhand Challenge is fireworks or metallics. I chose to use metal for my sample.

I started out with a Pepsi can I had carefully cut apart, cut is with Spellbinders Labels Eight #4 and #6, then embossed it with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Sand both inside and outside edges for safety. I used a piece of duplex cardstock, possibly Stardream, that is silver with metallic blue on the reverse. Stamp and emboss saying (Quietfire Design) on piece of silver cardstock large enough to fit behind metal frame. Attach frame to saying layer with double-sided tape. Trace around inside edge of frame with blue gel pen, then while ink is still wet use fingertip to draw color into saying layer and onto frame.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 5"x7" and another to 4 1/4"x5 1/2". Use Scor-It and Scor-It Ruler to create starburst on both pieces. A wonderful tutorial for this can be found at Indigo Inklings. Look under Scor-It Ruler. Thanks Jay! Since the two sizes of layers didn't line up exactly I added lines as needed using the Scor-It and Ruler and just eyeballing it. Add ribbon to both layers, assemble with double-sided tape and attach to 5"x7" card.

Enabler's List:
Rubber Stamp
Spellbinders Labels Eight
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots
Scor-It Sliding Ruler
Gel Extreme Pen, Blue
Sookwang Double-Sided Tape

Thanks for looking.


Yogi said...

I see I never commented on this oh so pretty card. Love the soft tones of it and the embossing.

Cobaxterhoto said...

I see I never commented on this oh so pretty card. Love the soft tones of it and the embossing.

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