Saturday, 28 January 2012

Another Birthday Card

Hello!  Here's a super-quick card I made for my nephew's birthday.  I used a Darkroom Door robot photo strip that I had on hand and paired it with a Darkroom Door word strip.  The background is a seafoam glimmer paper, run through a Tim Holtz cogged wheel embossing folder.  I coloured in some of the depressions with an avocado marker to give it a bit of interest, and added some black liquid accents (Ranger) here and there for a finishing touch.  The card base is Dusty Durango (SU).  Speaking of SU, have they retired Bordering Blue?  I couldn't find it on their website.  I use this colour all the time, and frankly find it quite astonishing that they discontinued it without consulting me, their largest volume purchaser of that colour.  Now my remaining stock will have to go into perma-hoard status, never to be used again since it's the last I have (along with Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky) until Future Karen no longer likes those colours and wishes she'd used them when she loved them.  Too bad Future Karen isn't here to give Present Karen a swat upside the head for that!  I'm sure if Future Karen were to come back in time to today, she would have better things to admonish me for, like spending more time stamping and less time doing laundry, etc. And bring me winning lottery numbers for next week and things like that.  I would put up a with a few swats in the head for that!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Loved your post and the card. Don't you love all things Tim? You made me laugh again!

  2. Great card, Karen, I thought the b'ground had been sanded back until I read your post :) & I do agree, SU should have consulted you before discontinuing that colour!