Today's card uses a stamp set purchased at Sparkle n Sprinkle some years ago. It's a set of old classic cars, (bet you can guess who picked this one out). I can only find a link for the image used on today's card, but the set we have (285-1900 Cars) has 4 vintage cars in nicely etched rubber. Not sure if the entire set is still available or just the one used on today's card. I've provided a link to that one.
- SnS 285 - stamped on Xpress, colored with copics, WoS, with Glossy Accents on the windshield.
Die cut with a S/B Classic Long rectangle, edging done with DI Iced Spruce and Clover.
- S/B classic scalloped long rectangle cut the mat from a copper texture c/s (looks orange here, but IRL it's a copper color). After adhering the image to the scalloped mat, decided to drag it through the Delicata gold ink pad.
- background was done with a Mbossibility folder (used 2 sheets of c/s so it didn't emboss quite so deeply. These folders are thick, so only used one of the plates over the top...always test these extra thick folders so the die cut machine doesn't choke). This c/s started out as a brilliant turquoise....decided to use the Ice Spruce and Clover to sponge over it, tone down the turquoise for a background. I deliberately didn't blend the sponging, but tried to go for a more 'mottled' look, as you might see in some old leathers. Was happy with the way this turned out.
- sentiment is from the 285 set. However, when it stamped out (using the Misti too) the sentiment looked too crooked to me (and this time I don't think it was operator error..the way the rubber is made - with one part of the sentiment layered over the other, it was impossible for me to get a straight look). So I cut the stamped image apart, then straightened it by cutting, and separated the parts as shown on the card. Sometimes one has to get quite creative. One of the reasons I'm trying to just buy clear stamps is it is much easier to see if something is straight when you're stamping (at least for me!)
A blogger question: At one blog I visit (Cardsarus) I can't leave a comment. When the comment is typed, and ready to publish, I get a prompt to select a profile. When I try to do so, all I get is a blank vertical rectangle box, with nothing to select.** So can't publish what I've typed. At first I couldn't even type in the comment box. I'm logged onto my blogger id, and I'm not running into this problem - so far - at other blogs. Anybody got any ideas as to what I should do? Fortunately I have Jenny's email, so I can send her my comments. She has no idea why this is happening and neither do I. We're hoping some other brilliant bloggers might give us a fix. Thanks for any help you can give us.
Shaz in Oz suggested Jenny change to a pop comments box as that seems to work better. Not sure how Jenny was set up previously, but the change worked! I was able to type and publish my comment! YAY! Thanks Shaz and thanks for Jenny for being able to fix this!!! Brilliant bloggers both of you.
Thanks for popping by this afternoon. Hugs and stay warm if nasty weather is in your area. Prayers for those who are in need of them.