Thinking of you

This card is for a friend who slipped on the ice after visiting her mom on New Year's Day. She broke her leg in two places, is in a cast up to her knee and is immobile for 6 weeks - I hope it brightens her day!
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Stamps are Bold Bella Rose by Heartfelt Creations. I swiped Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany and Crushed Olive distress inks, along with dark green SU marker for the veins, directly on the rubber stamp, sprayed very lightly with water mist before stamping on white cardstock. I used the co-ordinating die to cut out the roses and leaves, along with a bit of fussy cutting.

Spellbinders Opulent Ovals dies are sponged lightly with Pumice Stone to "age". Verse is by Stamping Up embossed in gold E/P.

Background paper is by 7 Gypsies, distressed with TH distress tool, sponged with Pumice Stone distress ink and zig-zag machine stitched around the edge. Pearls, lace, ribbon and a crocheted "rose" with large pearl brad finishes the card.

I'm entering this in the Shabby Tea Room challenge "So Romantic, Roses". I know the colour is not like the picture - I'm not a pale pink gal, but my card has lots of roses.



The Shabby Tea Room - Week #200 So Romantic; Roses

Tim's Tag January 2014

Here is my take on Tim's January, 2014 tag.   Creating this tag and getting inky fingers is a great way to herald in the new stamping year.

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I didn't have Tim's timepiece die so had to improvise using a clock die from my stash. Also since I didn't have any of Tim's foil on hand, I embossed black cardstock with a Cuttlebug clock folder and brushed silver distress paint over the raised design. - sort of reverse what Tim did  (he used silver foil brushed with black distress paint). Then I covered it with clear acrylic before gluing on the silver clockface and hands.

The numbers were cut with Tim's alteration strip die "Once Upon a Time" from black kraft core Co-ordination paper with edges sanded to reveal the kraft.  I've been hoarding some black German foil paper for two years, and finally decided to use some on the top and bottom edges. It's sort of lacey, but not feminine.

EEKS!!! After I published this to my blog, I noticed something. In case you were wondering what "TODFIY"is...... (the word on the timepiece), it is TODAY.  I took several shots at different angles, and they all came out the same. I even asked my husband to read the words- he got them right, and then seeing my face, wanted to know what was wrong. After I pointed it out, he said he could see what I was talking about. It must be a Murphy's Law that you notice these things AFTER everything is glued down! (wink!). They are little stickers called Bookworks by EK Success.

Hubby sort of hinted his old bookmark that I made two years ago is getting shabby, so I'm giving him this one.


Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014