Since our kitchen pantry had every type of food wrapping paper except for freezer paper, my Day 4 Mask-erade Online Class homework had to wait until we visited the grocery store. As it turns out, purchasing the paper was the easiest part of the assignment. :(
|Step 1: Using an Iron to Transfer the W&W Cutaway to the Card Base|
This step actually took longer, at a hotter iron setting, than expected.
|Step 2: Applying Distress Ink|
I attempted the "smoosh" technique a couple of times, but was never happy with the result.
So, truth be told, I still haven't completed a card using the freezer-paper masking technique. The Mask-erade Classes were fabulous, and I learned lots and lots. One of the things I learned is that not all of the techniques are meant for me. I think I'll be using masking in future card-making adventures. But, I'll be choosing my technique pretty carefully. :)
|Stash Cardstock, Really Reasonable Ribbon lace,|
and a bit of word processing
One would think it would be reasonably easy to schedule an hour meeting every six or eight weeks. But, the publishing world can be unpredictable.... and unrelenting. Recent attendance has been waning.
So, a couple of us are making concerted efforts to rekindle book club interest -- especially among original club members. I have decided to surprise club members with bookmarks that include upcoming meeting dates and the next couple of selections.
But, now that I see these bookmarks in this pic, they kind of look like carrots! Think I need to stamp a little pattern on them in Versamark or a lightly-colored ink before I drop them in the mail. :)
A Special Card for a Very Special Man
Today's card is a birthday card for a World War II veteran who will be celebrating his 100th birthday on June 15.
If you are interested in making a birthday card for this special gentleman, cards can be sent to: James Ralph Kuntz c/o Salena Catron at 3310 Orleans Dr., Kokomo, IN 46902. Again, Mr. Kuntz turns 100 on June 15, and Ms. Catron would love to surprise him with lots and lots of birthday wishes.
Looking forward to tomorrow's OWH Our Daily Bread Design challenge. Not too many of those left. Hope we have lots of players as OWH continues to finish strong.
There is a Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge going on Cards in Envy. This week and next, we are looking for cards for the ladies and, as always, cards should be mailable in standard A2 envelopes and have a thickness of 1/4" or less.
And, there is a new challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. This month, we are looking for cards for the men in our lives using "It's a Man's World" as our inspiration words. As an added bonus, there is a $20 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate up for grabs at W2SB! You have until June 26 to link up a card/project for a chance to win.
Think that's it for tonight. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!