I was going to say Happy Monday, until I sat down to write this post.  Then I changed my mind.  Okay it still is a happy day, just a little frustrating.  I use a 2.0 GB card in my camera, and for some reason the card won’t work correctly in my laptop.  It always wants to reformat.  So to solve that problem I use a cable attachment on my camera direct to my laptop.  Sometime between Friday and today, I have lost the darn cable.  Now it could be downstairs, since that’s where I was working Friday and did nothing else over the weekend.  I did move some things around for Stamp Club on Saturday . . .  But darn it all I wouldn’t have moved the cable!  I finally found an old memory card in one of the other cameras that I used to retake the pictures of today’s card.  Okay that issue was solved, but I get so upset with myself when I misplace something like that.  Oh it’s here in the house somewhere . . . and I suppose one day I’ll run across it.  Thank goodness that I took some time last week and moved some pictures off that 2.0 GB card to my flash drive.  At least I hope I did!

Let’s talk stamping.  I so wanted to do today’s Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today, but didn’t have the Lumiere paint that was called for.  After I read Shelly’s post today, I decided to work with a substitute.


What I had on hand were the Ranger Paint Dabbers, and luckily I had a copper one that would have the shimmery effect of Lumiere.  To the copper paint I added a drop of Peeled Paint Reinker and using a brush, stippled the paint mixture onto a piece of acetate.  While it was still wet, and wanting a bit more of a patina finish, I stippled on Green Patina Perfect Pearls.  Once the paint had dried, I ran the acetate through the Wizard using the Cuttlebug Bird Call Embossing Folder.  I attached acetate to the card front by placing a drop of Ranger Matte Accents in each corner.  The sentiment panel was hung from the corner of the card using Tim Holtz idea-ology embellishments.

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Garden Collection With Out Words Text SKU:49-05 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Acetate; SU River Rock and Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Ranger Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress, Copper Paint Dabber
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz idea-ology Swivel Clasp and Long Fasteners; Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Bird Call Embossing Folder; Ranger Green Patina Perfect Pearls; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ranger Matte Accents; Stipple Brush; Ribbon

Hope you have a great afternoon!

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