Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer ice cream--or should I say sherbet?!

Hi, friends!  I've already told all the DTs that I'm on, but I am under an amazing amount of stress at work right now and so I am taking a semi-break from visiting others' blogs and pairing down on my DT duties for right now.  Work has been incredibly insane and I am actually contemplating quitting which is equally as stressful as we do need the money.  Luckily, some options are starting to emerge.  I will continue to post as crafting is the only thing that brings me some sort of comfort and joy.  Okay, so do my DH and darling fur baby, but I NEED crafting right now.  I understand if I don't get many comments, but I do hope you'll keep coming by to see me as I appreciate all of you--even if I can't reciprocate the comments. 

That said, I have a super fun card for you tonight!!!  I recently purchased some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Graphic 45 sets during a round of "retail therapy".  This card features stamps from the "A Ladies' Diary" line.  SO FUN!

Here's the card~

Details~




For these fabulous challenges~

(I always think of sherbet for summer--hence the bright sherbet colors!)


(The background...my favorite ever!)

So, like I said above, I got to use my favorite technique on the background!!!  I started by stamping random  G45 images onto white cardstock with black Staz-on ink.  I then used inks and watercolor markers to color in the panel, spritzed it with homemade glimmer mist, heat dried it with my embossing gun, and ran it through a dry embossing folder.  It turned out AMAZINGLY!!!  I adore this and I am so happy with it! :)

Thanks for stopping by--I hope that you've been inspired by something that you've seen and that you try something new today!!!  Happy stamping, friends! :)

19 comments:

Katy said...

This is gorgeous! Great use of twine and lace too! Love the sentiment. Hope things work out soon! :)

UMA IYER said...

Goergeous work !!!! Inspring designs
Uma
krafttime.blogspot.in

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Mynnette
I am always inspired by the work that you do. What I like about this is the FUN that you had making it! I am so glad that you are not going to give up the card making, I will look forward to what you create next...sometimes it is when things get a little hard that creativity bursts through (a little deep, lol)
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for our ice-cream/summer challenge
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the background is wonderful. So pleased you joined us at FSC this time.
Yvonne x

Scrappin Thread said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it. The dry embossing after stamping, coloring, and spritzing really pushes this to the next level of awesomeness! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Twine/Ribbon Challenge. Beverly

Sandra said...

What a lovely card! Love the paper too! And the sentiment is just wonderful! Hopefully things at work will turn out soon! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

BrendaB said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Buttons said...

LOVE this Mynnette. One of my favs from your vast array of work. You take care of yourself - work/life can get mad. Hope you get to a successful, happy and less stressful conclusion. Hugs, Buttons x

Fabiola said...

elle est chic et très élégante, je suis désolé de ces nouvelles Mynette, a bientôt, biz

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with a great saying. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mynnette, This is a fabulous card, love the stamps you have used and the colours/embossing give it a wonderful ttexture.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril

Victoria said...

Super effect. The shine together with the detailed stamping and the embossing on top of that combine wonderfully. I hope you are heeding the sentiment of this card right now! You take care of yourself and make sure you build in lots of rest and relaxation time. I hope your work situation will work out in a good way. I am praying for you. x

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful card! Love your use of the twine and ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!!

lynne said...

Hi
This is a beautiful card, the layers of stamping to form the background and the wonderful sentiment.
Thank You for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

Sarah said...

This card is amazing! I love all the stamping and the twine and the ribbon you used go soooo well together! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

Netty said...

Terrific card and hope your work load eases soon. x

Ephemera said...

Hi Mynette, absolutely beautiful card, loving the beautiful stamping and delicious ice-cream colours. I hope your work pressures ease soon. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at FSC. X

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous card. Congrats on your top three at Frosted Designs!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Fliss said...

Wow Mynnette! This is a real stunner - just love the gorgeous stamping and thanks for entering this over at FSC, always a pleasure to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss xx