Thursday, March 01, 2007

Drinking Chai and looking at ceilings!

I love these bellas, because they are doing something I LOVE to do, but rarely get to. Sitting together, relaxing with a cup of Chai tea (it's my fantasy, I can declare what they are drinking!)

Now if I HAD ever gotten to do this with a friend, I would know exactly who to send this to! But no matter, I'll figure out someone! :-)

I still had out some of those playhouse paper from my fishy card a while back (I know...I'm terrible about putting things away!) and thought the pink and green would be fun to play with. Makes me think back to when being Preppy was in, and I used to copy everything my older sister did! Hmmm...think I know who the card should go to!

Anyway, I watercolored the bellas, again, with my aquapainter and ink pads. I used the same ink as the papers...certainly celery, old olive, regal rose and pretty in pink, with some chocolate chip and summer sun thrown in for highlighting, etc. I stamped the Missing and then You from Fancy Flexible Phrases inking them with the chocolate chip marker so the words could be side by side instead of stacked. 24/7 was a little easier! I then punched the words with the word window punch, put everything together with a little celery grosgrain ribbon and Voila! Well, except it was missing something, so I added the hardware....I like the way this double swirl looks, but always forget to use it! Plus, I like the way it goes with the steam from the Chai!

Today I have another card, because I did the SCS sketch challenge yesterday. And this card does have a new owner, and will be on its way soon! I used the SU! Mostly Flowers stamp set, stamped in Cranberry Crisp ink on Whisper White CS. I punched them with the 1 3/8" punch, which left the barest hint of white around the edges, so I mounted them on 1 1/2" square cranberry crisp with roughed up edges. I put one of those beautiful MM jewels in the center of each image. Gotta get more of those babies, that's for sure!!

For the background, I used my BRAND NEW textile cuddlebug embossing folder. Since I have no cuddlebug, I used the rolling pin method, which works sorta ok. Not having a good water bottle over here, I actually wet my Going Grey CS with Stampin' Mist! It worked!! After embossing, I rubbed my white craft pad over the top to highlight it more and give it that old fashioned tin ceiling look that I love! I mounted that layer on Whisper White, tied it with the stitched cranberry ribbon (and added the pewter ribbon buckle) then adhered that to the cranberry card.

Lastly, I put on the white strip and carefully centered the 2 outer diamonds directly on the white, and popped up the middle diamond with a dimensional. I'm really happy with how this one turned out, and I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!!



  1. Jana...I love the first card. I love that Playhouse paper and those bellas look gorgeous on it. I can't wait to see what you will do with the new spring mini papers when you get them.

  2. These are both great. The bellas are fun and your SC card is tres elegant! Love em!

  3. Jana,

    I would love to sit and drink Chai with you. Spiced Chai is my drink of choice!

    I am so enjoying following your adventures in Germany. My family is from Germany and I spent two years there during college. I am trying to teach my two children german now also.

    Best regards from a fellow chai-loving stamper.


  4. Jana-
    Next time I'm in Germany...hehe...if I ever make it to Germany I will so stop by and have a cup of chai with you, its my fave!!

  5. Is it ironic, or what, that I'm reading this post as I drink a cup of chai??? It was meant to be!

    i love it!


I love reading your comments, thanks for leaving me some love!