Hello

ChristyUncategorized1 Comment

I’m back. The GMAT was okay. I was right to be concerned about my ability to sit still for 3 plus hours (my back hurts), but otherwise the test went pretty much as expected. I may take it again, because I don’t love my score, but I may let it go because it’s certainly a decent score, and I don’t know if I’m sold enough on the whole grad-school plan to warrant spending the money on another exam. We shall see.

Anyway, the other day I got a pack of Gloss paper from Ranger. I wanted to be able to use my alcohol inks on card backgrounds and the like. So when I got home today I started playing around. I honestly had no idea what I wanted to make, so I just cut a 4×5.5 piece and started playing. I ended up with a background that was mostly pink with a little green and brown, and just the slightest gold shimmer. I love the depth and dimension you get from the glossy paper. The photo doesn’t do it justice.

Next, still playing around, I decided to trim the top and bottom edges with my new Scallop die from Tim Holtz. I had a little Bohemia twill ribbon in my stash, but it was too narrow for the space, so I grabbed a little more gloss paper with the green alcohol ink and made a little backing for it. I frayed the edge of that with a pair of scissors.

The sentiment was printed and then cut out with one of my new nesties, and the rhinestones were an afterthought done simply to make it look a little less off center.

I’m kindof meh on the whole thing, actually. But since I was just goofing around with my new toys I figure it’s no big deal, right?

Materials:
Cardstock: Ranger Ink – Gloss Paper; ivory from stash
Ribbon: Bohemia – “Boulevard”
Rhinestones: Hero Arts – Gemstones

Equipment:
Paper trimmer – Fiskars
Sizzix Big Shot
On The Edge Die – Scallops by Tim Holtz
Adhesive – Scotch double sided tape

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