Monday, March 4, 2013

Madison Avenue

Happy Monday!

I have a new card for you today that has a bit of a background, literally. I decided to play around with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder this afternoon  ... after a very non-productive hour of fussing with another card that I had in mind. Do you ever switch gears mid-stream like that? 

See the  delightful pic at the end of the post to show what it takes sometimes to come up with something simple in my "studio". Seriously - and I'm (supposed to be) packing to leave on vacation in the morning! 

To create the background I used an embossing folder as my stamp. A great way to make your products go a little further! I inked up just some of the honeycombs on the bottom layer of the embossing folder using a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker.  I then pressed my card stock down on it to transfer the ink. A brayer works great for this also.

I completed the card by stamping the element from Madison Avenue (free during Sale-a-bration!) in Cherry Cobbler and Midnight Muse. The Travel Post stamp - Midnight Muse on Very Vanilla. It's from one of my favorite sets.... Postage Due. 

I tried adding ribbon, then a tag, then a ... but no go. It just needed to be simpler than that. The longer I stamp the simpler my cards get it seems.

Now off to  grab some books on CD from the library ..... have you read Richard Paul Evans book, The Walk? We'll be listening to the third in that series as we head on down the road ..... 'til soon.
Honeycomb Embossing Folder 129378


Eveline said...

I like how you used the embossing folder.
Great card.

stampwithsandy said...

Love this, Penny! TFS your technique.

Auntie Em said...

That is a great card and a wonderful idea! You may have just solved a big problem for me. Thanks! :D