I have to type quietly because my hubby is sleeping. Poor guy worked the launch all night. He said it was spectacular! I admit, I didn't get up to see it. 2:30 am is a bit too early for me. Besides, the clouds were so thick I wouldn't have been able to see it from here.
I was able to sneak into my stamp room this morning and play around with the Faux Linen technique again. I really like this one!
My card base is Stampin' Up!'s close to cocoa cardstock with cameo coral and garden green layered on it. I stamped my Wild Rose onto glossy paper with Cameo coral, Ruby red, and Garden green. I shot it with the heat tool to make it dry quick and then did the sanding over top of it. I used Creamy carmel to rub over the scratches to give it that old fabric look. After I did that I decided to try and sand again and I really liked the look of that. It seemed to intensify the look of linen. I wrapped a satin ribbon around the front....most likely a WalMart ribbon. I stamped the Always and verse with close to cocoa onto vanilla cardstock that I had cut into a scalloped rectangle with my Spellbinders Nestability die and then rubbed the edges with the close to cocoa ink. I stamped the bird with Ruby Red onto vanilla and then cut it out. To get the piece from between his little legs, I had to use my hobby blade. I stuck the bird and rectangle on with dimensionals so when I go to the part of the bird that didn't overlap the rectangle, I had to use two dimensionals stacked. It really gives it some depth! The card measures 5-1/2 square. I was going for a vintage look. Do you think I achieved it?