Wednesday, January 18

Snow Day

I was very happy when I received a call last night that we won't have school today because of the weather and road conditions.  Yesterday, we had a snow storm and driving home was hard.  I was driving at 35 mph and even at that speed, I still fish tailed a little bit.  The snow on the roads made it difficult to drive.  I was so relieved to arrive home in one piece.

So today, I made sure to do chores, bake some brownies, cook a dish and of course, play in my craft room.  It's perfect timing for me to make something for Unity Stamp Co.'s challenge called "New Beginnings".  And because I was inspired by Susan Rothamel's demo of her Dicro Fiber on HSN the other day, I decided to play with it.

The theme that was running in my mind was something fantasy or nostalgic like.  So I ended up using stamps from the Just You KOM for March 2011.  I used Dicro Fiber as my background, and my images were embossed.

I also added Prills (another favorite US Art Quest product!) for finishing touches.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Wassau
image/sentiment:  Unity
ink:  Tsukineko, metallic rub-ons
tools:  Spellbinders, Janome Sew Mini, Uchida corner punch, Martha Stewart score tool, Tulip mini iron, heat gun
embellishments:  US Art Quest (Dicro Fiber, Prills), rhinestones, ribbon
misc.:  Ranger embossing powder
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, US Art Quest

Unity's "New Beginnings" challenge will run for about 4 weeks, so there's lots of time to join. 

'Til next blog!


paperpapier said...

Beautiful card, love the texture on it!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a lovely card Joan, I love the look of that Dicro fiber. It looks great and gives lots of texture to it. great work hun.

Lisa H. said...

sooo pretty! love what you did here, thanks for playing. I just shared this over on the Unity FB page.

franzesjoi said...

beautiful, ate!!! :)