So this card started out as a technique challenge for me. I saw this card by uber talented Julie Ebersole. Now I did do the covering the cardstock in glitter part, um and I was rather sparkly for a while. You have been warned if you use this technique. I decided that I would risk using a rainbow Big Juicy pad as I wanted to use this owl image for the card. Nothing ventured nothing gained right? So I stamped and would have crossed my fingers but was afraid that would affect my stamping.Then I wanted to create a panel with these rounded squares from Gina K Designs, Lots of Letters set. I stamped and embossed them with clear embossing power to add another texture to the card. Yeah, the stamping isn't perfect, but I kinda like it like that. It seems mosaic-y (a good ol made up word by me).
I really like color with black and white. Maybe I should have been a cartoonist. But it always makes me smile in a grabbing the Sunday "Funnies" out of the paper before handing it to dad sort of way. Am I the only one that used to do that?
It was about at this point that it struck me that this would be a good card without the main image and a great masculine card so I should snap a picture when I assemble it. And yeah, I did contemplate just not using the image, but the whole point of the card is that my mom like's owls...
So then I got to thinking... this would probably make a great Masculine card.... so I decided to take a couple of pictures of the card assembled without the main image. So here is the card without the owl image:
And here is the card with the main image as I completed it. I think it could have worked either way.
Card size - 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth, Wassau Textured paper black
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Lots of Letters; Kitchen Sink Stamps: Ready 4 any Holiday; Inkadinkado: Birds Galore;
Ink - Big & Juicy rainbow pad
Accessories - clear embossing powder, adhesive sheet, glitter, brads.