Monday, June 11, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #13

Runway Inpired Challenge Number  13
Runway Inspired Challenge #13 drew my attention because of the bright houndstooth patterns. When I remembered a houndstooth butterfly stamp by Unity Stamp Company I knew I had to "play" along. ;) I heat embossed the butterfly images plus sentiments with black embossing powder on bright colored cardstock by Diecuts With A View. The bright pearls are new ones by Doodlebug Design. I have fallen in love with heat embossing all over again. I never used to do much because I kept my heat gun stuck away in a drawer (across the room). I would "think" of embossing but it was always a lot of trouble getting up, finding the embossing gun, plugging it in, etc. By the time I did all that, I could have already stamped the image. Then a few weeks ago, it hit me....why didn't I keep the heat gun plugged in and sitting on my work table? Such an elementary concept but one I had not thought of before (probably because of the "neat freak" in me). :) Now all I have to do is reach for it...I still have to get up for the embossing powders but hey, I need to exercise ever once in a while (wink). :) Course it created another problem, now I want more colors of embossing powders (as if I need an excuse to shop). :)
Houndstooth Butterfly Card
If you have been keeping up with my Mini Cooper "adventure", then cross your fingers, toes and eyes (ouch) for delivery today. Yep, it's possible I might have it by late this afternoon. If not, then definitely in the morning (course when I typed definitely, I shook my head). When I finally get it, I'll take a picture and post on the blog....just to prove to you AND MYSELF I got it. Wink. :) Then wave at all red Mini Coopers you see, cause it might be ME. :)

6 comments:

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi Bev, love your card. The strange thing is, the first card I was working on uses a similar butterfly stamp from stamping up! I've made so many cards lately using butterflies i was trying to avoid it.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi Bev, love your card. The strange thing is, the first card I was working on uses a similar butterfly stamp from stamping up! I've made so many cards lately using butterflies i was trying to avoid it.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your encouraging card..so perfect to use that butterfly stamp! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

GinaA said...

FaB card, good luck with the Mini Cooper delivery

Cristina said...

Awesome card (and you made me laugh about the embossing gun!). Love how you repeated the sentiment especially. Thanks for joining us at Runway!

Sherry Gardner said...

Oh, this card is really good...great idea....:)