Saturday, April 9, 2011

MIM - on Saturday

This week really flew by... I haven't missed participating in a MIM challenge yet, and I didn't want to break my streak.  I have to admit that I'm not head-over-heels for this card.  The stitching is sloppy, which is bugging me.... but at least the kids were excited by this card!  They asked that it be given to them on Easter Sunday, with "lots of chocolate, ok?" haha.

The challenge this week is "heat-embossing."  Really not my go-to technique. At all.  I find it messy and I absolutely hate it if it's not cleanly done.  When there are extra gold or silver or (even worse) white flecks on the paper?  blech.  So I mostly (when I do heat-emboss) use clear embossing powder.  Wanna see it closer-up?

The kids had fun running their fingers over the stamped images.  So did I, truth be told.  

ps - did you notice the eggs in my apothecary jar?  I stamped PTI's "textstyle II" and "background basics: gingham" onto white tissue paper (y'know, the filler you put into your gift bags) and then modge-podged strips onto some dollar-store plastic eggs.  Our crafty spring decor... 

Card supplies
stamps: friendship jar spring fillers, tag-its (PTI)
paper: whisper white, certainly celery, baja breeze, pink pirouette, daffodil delight, bashful blue dsp (all SU)
ink: versamark, daffodil delight, early espresso (all SU)
misc: clear embossing powder, scallop edge punch (SU)


  1. Your card is super cute! The "wonky" stitching adds character. ;)
    I agree 100% about the heat embossing, I hate the white flecks. I always forget to try to remove static before I stamp.
    Those modge podged eggs are fabulous. what a great idea.