Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Upsy Daisy and the Magic of Brainwashing!

I have to say that Convention is as much a brainwashing experience as it is anything else!! One of the first things (if not THE first thing!) you do when you get to Convention is check in and get your "bag full of goodies!" In addition to stamp sets and supplies for doing "make-and-takes", the bag also contains a new catty! What fun it was this year to see it fresh and new. The Conventioneers were actually the first to see the new catalog, so it was great! As I perused the images, I had some immediate faves and some immediate, um . . . well, let's just say I didn't absolutely love ALL of the stamp sets!

Anyway, while Under the Stars remained at the top of my list throughout Convention (especially AFTER Brent Steele had sufficiently brainwashed us with his flying bears card!), Upsy Daisy did a major 180-degree turn for me! I was NOT loving it when I saw it in the catalog. It did practically NOTHING for me! Fast forward three days later . . . it had moved close to the top of my list, and was included on my first order on August 11. Funny how seeing a set in action makes you NEED it!! That happens on SCS to me ALL the time!!

Did this card for TLC183 - faux dry embossing. Basically, you stamp the image in white ink and heat set it or wait for it to dry. Then, using a stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the image again, using the ink that coordinates with your cardstock color, slight off from the white image. It will make your image look as though it was dry embossed. (This actually looks more dry-emboss-y in person . . . can't really see the Tangerine ink very well, but you get the idea!)

Now, since it is the first day of school for my kids, I'm going to rush off and stamp something before the troops wake up! Have a happy Tuesday!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Only Ovals
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Scallop and Classic), Wide Oval Punch, May Arts brown organza polka dot ribbon

2 comments:

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Funny though....they ~gave~ me my least favorite set....I still don't love it, but I populated the gallery as well as I could! (Organic Outlines)

I'm CASEing you for your b'fly challenge too! I love that you punched the True Blue Friend using the oval! (I'm kinda slow!)

Pam said...

I absolutely loved this card, mainly for the technique, but 2nd because I do not know what to do with my "Upsy Daisy" stamp set. Couldn't wait to try it out.... until...you used the despicable words "Stamp-a-ma-jig"! I hate that tool...have tried, literally dozens of times & it does NOT work.... and whoever invented it should be banned from stamping ever again. Now...if you really know how I feel about the tool.....still love Wendy, though!