Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Class by Flashlight

Hey, I've got something new and different for you to try sometime. Last night was class night here at the stamping dungeon. And the weather has been a bit hot and muggy for awhile. So I guess the 'powers that be' needed to cut back on the overuse of power in the Detroit area last evening. They were so kind to wait til most business people were home before cutting back on the power. But, they forgot to let me know it would be a bad night to hold a class in my basement. The ladies came and all got settled in to making their projects nicely, when the fluorescent lights quit, the incandescent lights all dimmed, and the air conditioning quit!! They wanted to know if I'd forgotten to pay my electric bill! lol We decided it was really quite romantic, but didn't work too well for a bunch of ladies that were stamping! You should have seen us trying to read directions and see how dark we were sponging the new Crumb Cake ink onto the project. Oh my..... it was quite funny, but thoroughly frustrating for me. Thank God the ladies took it all in stride and we joked about it all evening. By the time they were making the last two projects, my hubby had strung up his large flashlight from the ceiling over the work area so we could see a bit. By then any light coming in the small window at the end of the room was pretty much history so it was a great big help having the flashlight to work by. After thinking it over, I would strongly suggest not trying this idea out at your next class unless you like keeping your customers in the dark. Of course, we will have something to joke about for months to come I'm sure! LOL

So I guess you'd like to see one of the projects the ladies were working on. Looking at the card, you can see it would be hard to tell what you're doing in the semi-dark. But the ladies all were troopers about it. Hope you give this idea a try - but make sure you leave the lights on!

Stamps: Friends 24/7 and Tiny Tags

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla

Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Brown, Old Olive, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Vintage Tags, Brights Brads, White Gel Pen, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals

I just love how the embossing matches the stamp on the main image. Stampin'Up! does a terrific job of matching up stamps and accessories so you have no trouble pulling together a lovely card. The white gel pen was a good accent to bring a bit more brightness to the focal image. And don't you love those cute little tags? They make it so easy to just tuck in a little accent.

Hope you give this idea a try. The card is so versatile, you could use it for a multitude of ideas. In fact, I left mine blank inside so it will be easy peasy to stamp a sentiment and get it in the mail as soon as it's needed. If I remember to send it, that is......

Oh well, on that note, I'm praying for better lighting for tonight's class. Right now it's pouring outside, so I don't think they'll be cutting the power tonight. At least they better not, because we might need our sump pump working if the rain doesn't let up! lol Have a good day!



Rhonda Langley said...

I must admit that I have never stamped by candlelight! LOL! Great cards and I love the little tag!

Tory said...

Love the card, Sharon! I don't think I want to make it in the dark, though. LOL

Connie said...

What type of ink did you use behind the flower focal point to stamp the matching design from Friends 24/7?