Saturday, June 20, 2009


.....that pretty much describes my afternoon~~~foiled.

The Toad (aka DH) and his dad took the boys (including the dog) for an overnight camping trip this afternoon. They are driving within 2 miles of their camping spot then loading up all their gear and the boys' on their mountain bikes and "biking" into the camping spot.


Except I got foiled. By a book. I'm sure that I'm the last person to read (or as the book cover indicates, seen the movie) My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Yup. Finished 423 pages today (ok...I had started it yesterday...but had only read the first 70 or so pages as of this morning). All my FREE hours that I was going to create, create and then create some more were taken up with reading and ended with me bawling my eyes out over this book and giving myself a headache.

But!! I still need a card for DH's grandfather and for DH for father's day (which, according to my calendar, is TOMORROW). Soooo, I remembered a card that Gina K did on stamp TV. Loved the technique and the colors. Decided to adapt the idea for DH's grandfather's card.

I used SU's exclusive texture plate with an extra piece of paper for the sandwich in my Big Shot with regular tin foil. Stamped my sentiment form SU's All Holidays and did all the matting/layering. IRL the sentiment does NOT look like it is layered crooked. I have looked at it several times to make sure my tear fatigue eyes are not playing tricks on me!! The "brads" are faux made with my 1/4" hand held punch. How can someone run out of something so basic as black brads, I ask you?!! Leave it to me, I would be the one! But this needed something to add that little extra "pop".

I wish I could say that I LOVED how this turned out. But I'm going to be honest here. This one was better in my head (ok, ok, it was better when Gina did it!!). I'm going to walk away from it and see how it hits me tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll have time to come up with something else if the effect is still the same in the am. Supplies: Paper: SU's cranberry crisp, whisper white, basic black. Stamps: SU's All Holidays. Inks: SU cranberry crisp. Accessories: Tin foil, Big Shot, Texture plate, 1/4" hole punch, mini glue dots

Thanks for dropping by again! I'm going to try and stamp out the new images I ordered for DH's card (how many hours do I have before they get home?!! Nothing like procrastination to make one create!!)


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very cool. I may steal at least part of your idea, but I think I need to use some duct tape.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i think this is stunning. i used to be such an avid reader (3 books a week) BEFORE i retired. can you believe i have not read a book in 3 years????? horrors!


Kerney Whitman said...

I avoided this I have to see the commercials for the movie and that's bad enough (lucky you, you can avoid that!). I like the tin foil, it looks great with the diamond pattern. I'm having a card class Wed night if you want to come play. We drop G off at camp this and yipee at the same time!! It'll be a major cleaning week and no cooking! ttyl~

Joan Ervin said...

This really truned out great...sooo *manly*!!! I love to read so I will have to find that book...sounds wonderful!!!

Joan B said...

loved the book, love the card!

Carolyn King said...

LOVE this...that foiled bg is amazing. Great job with the vbs set too---looks great---hope the kids decide to take part (but if not---you definitely earned your ticket to heaven!)