Thursday, January 24, 2008

You Light Up My Life....


I decided work just gets in the way of my stamping addiction, so maybe I shoud quit work.... Ok, maybe that's not the best idea!

Moving on!

This card was so fun because I stared at this little bottle of nail polish in Gina K's Text Messages Set FOREVER.
Here's a look at the nail polish bottle...

I knew if I tried hard, I could see something other than a nail polish bottle (not that there is anything wrong with this darling bottle... just wanted to challenge myself!) So, I had a "light bulb moment".... literally! What's really quite funny about this card is - today I interviewed the Environmental Compliance Officer for the city of Billings (my city) for a story I am doing for the magazine I work for - how appropriate is this card? We're talking energy conservation and I make a light bulb card. It was completely a mistake... I'm not that nutty!

So, what I did was I stamped the polish bottle using Conch Shell Adirondack Ink (it's one of the Sea Brights colors) and then I used my blender pen to bring the color out and into the actual "bulb" part. I stamped and embossed the "bulb" again in silver and cut out the bottom to make it like the part where you screw in the light bulb. The back ground stars are the stars from another Gina K. Set called Heartfelt Hits and the background (can't see it very well) is the desk light stamp also in the Heartfelt Hits set. I used the Stampin' Up Word Window punch to make my little tab that I used to attach my rhinestone brad, which in turn, attached my ribbon to the back of that piece of paper. I stamped the yellow piece of paper with a paisley background stamp from Stampin' Up that is retired now. I LOVE that stamp! The words are from the Heartfelt Hits set too and I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black. That is my new favorite black ink pad. It is so crisp and it works WONDERFULLY on clear stamps!

When you look at this card, it kind of looks like the light bulbs are floating - well, I just attached them with foam mounting tape. I also "glitterized" them with a little bit of Stickles. Gotta have the bling!

And there, my friends, you have it! Happy Thursday! T minus one day until.... THE WEEKEND!
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