I am one day closer to "freedom". I have been training a replacement at work before I leave, and last week was quite frustrating. But today, she was finally really getting everything. It was a huge relief, let's hope that keeps up!! In the mean time, to "waste time" waiting for the new catalog to appear, I have been creating all sorts of Love-themed card. June is really February in card publication times. So here I am, making Valentine's day cards. Here's a sneak peak of one card I made. I could show the whole thing, but I just really like this shot.
Here's a card I will show in its entirety. This one is based on Julee's sketch here: Poetic Artistry . I turned the sketch on its side, and changed it just a touch. Because I was using smaller images and I wasn't paying very good attention to my measurements, this format just worked out better. Once again my ribbon served as the inspiration for the colours. (For those wondering, I got the ribbon at a city wholesaler: Gale's Wholesale. They only had 2 stitched in this type, brown with pink, and pink with brown. They also had 2 saddle/double stitched grosgrain, cocoa with caramel, and caramel with cocoa).
I embossed the chocolates with the gel-a-tins chocolate bliss embossing powder. If you check out the set, you may have noticed that the quote I put on there is in a circle. Well, one of those handy things about clear stamps is you can cut a shape, and it will naturally bounce back to its original form. For this card, a circle quote wasn't appropriate, so I made a single cut (carefully!) breaking up the circle. Then I used double-sided tape to straighten out the circle (since it is inclined to go back to circular form). It's really easy, but if you want a picture explanation, let me know!