Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Mix up...the old and the new!

      A dear sister-in-law called this morning and while we chatted on the phone I made this card for her!!  (hey Gloria)   :0)     I combined two challenge sites:  Just us Girls and  Shopping our Stash
         Just us Girls #289     I added the Green and I hope I'm forgiven for adding just a hint of yellow for the three flowers.
                                                       Shopping our Stash  #198  they wanted us to add texture and do so by using something from our oldest embossing stash.  Do you remember the old light table - that's how we dry embossed years ago.  I can even remember when I had no light table and would tape everything on the window so the light source would be behind what I was doing.  Course I could never do that real early or late in the evening when the sun wasn't up and come to think of it it was hard to do on rainy cloudy days also,  which was the best time to stamp when living on a working farm and raising 4 active boys!!!   I used part of an old plastic stencil and  then added a little color to the fence with my finger and ink...   did your parents ever tell you: fingers where made before forks?    Well I say it different when in my craft room.... Fingers were made before sponges!!  ha  ha  I wanted to get the brown on only the fence and a sponge was to big so alas I used my finger.
 Well now that you've heard me ramble here is my Vision;

          The old with the plastic stencil embossed with an old light table and the new are some Impression Obsession dies.  I used a small piece of designer paper from Stampin' Up to add another pop of green.  I believe that is it, what do you think?    I hope you have a good day and stop by the two challenge sites and be inspired to add one of your own.


  1. Not sure what is going go with no photo, but it links so that is good. Great tree! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  2. Great scene you have created here! Old and new work very well together! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. I never had a light box so I HAD to use a window as a light source! LOL! This is a wonderful card! Thanks for joining in the fun at both Just Us Girls and Shopping Our Stash! (Yep, it's a two-for comment!)

  4. Great embossing folder! Love the little pot of flowers on your card!Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. OMGosh a light table! I haven't used one in years! You've created a very pretty scene! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  6. Fantastic card! Oh gosh, the good old light table...I agree with you, I have embossed on a window more than once LOL
    Thanks for joining the shopping our stash crew for our "Texture Me" challenge!!

  7. Love that old stencil and a fab. job you did with it. I don't have a light table as my daughter took her's with her. Hubby made one with an old school desk and an acrylic top and a light. Great dies and an awesome scene. thanks for playing along with Shopping Our Stash for the Texture me challenge.