Happy Easter, everyone! As you may have guessed by my lack of posts, I have not been stamping much. Life is getting busier here and it's been hard to find time in my crafting room. I miss getting in there and goofing off for a few hours. You know what else suffers when I don't stamp regularly? My mojo! It took me quite a while to make today's card for Stacey's Curtain Call Challenge! Here are the colors. Lovely...and Kraft....this should be easy!Well, The only things I knew for sure were:
1) I wanted to use some Kraft sent through the crimper.
2) I wanted to use A Good Egg.
Usually with this set I use the chick image. Well, I decided to stretch myself and use the egg image this time. Embellishing my egg became the biggest challenge. I tried everything! Watercolor paper, crackle finish....no matter what I tried it looked BAD! Finally this idea came to me. I inked up the flower stamp with Versamark and topped with clear embossing powder. Then, I masked off sections and sponged on my ink. I can live with this!
To give it a little punch I used TRIPLE zig zag on my machine. I love this stitch, but I've never used it on a card. I like it! I covered up the "not so perfect" corners with my white brads.
I wanted to add the sentiment, "You crack me up!" from the set, but couldn't find a place for it. So, it will have to go inside the card. As my post headline suggested, this is my first Easter card for the year! UGH! Like I said, life's been busy!
So, what about the rest of the Curtain Call Crew? Let's see what they are doing with this color combo!
Amy White @ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose @ Andrea's Scrap - und Stempel-Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) @ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith @ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson @ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen @ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert@ My Paper Obsession
Sue Kohler@ My Inner Reflection
And our leader, of course....Stacey @ Stacey's Stamping Stage
I hope to see what you've created for this challenge using Mr. Linky over at Stacey's site!