Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Don't Take Life Too Seriously




For this tongue-in-cheek card, I combined a couple different stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle:  the Country set for the outhouse and Innies and Outies II for the sentiment.

I used Caramel embossing powder to heat emboss the outhouse and rope corners.  One of the cool properties of this particular embossing powder is that it has a super fine sheen that also coats the paper.  If you don't want it, you can easily rub it off with your fingers after you've heat set the embossing powder.  I wanted those streaks, so not only did I leave it on after heat embossing the outhouse, I also covered the entire card again after heat embossing the sentiment with Tequila Sunrise embossing powder.  I tapped the excess Caramel off and then sealed it with a fixative so the sheen wouldn't rub off later.  Sparkle embossing powder was also randomly added to some of the edges.

The charms are cut out of Super Adhesive Sheets with dies from MFT (Country Charms) and are covered with Reflections velvet glitter, Goldenrod velvet glitter, and Jasper Blue velvet glitter.   The brads are covered with Dark Chocolate flock for an added texture.

14 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Too cute, love the glittered embellishments! You've a lot of bling going on here.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Anne, I like the a image, the papers and the boot & hat.
Kevin xx

rachel said...

very thought provoking Anne - and so true xx

Tammy said...

Ha-ha, made me laugh! Cute outhouse, great card Anne, love the charms!

Brenda said...

Too funny!!! What a perfect image and phrase combo! Love the bling too.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Anne, love the sentiment it sure made me chuckle.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gita said...

The charms are cute!

Eret said...

Anne, I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for long time. I can see you have been very busy in a while. All those sparkling cards, bookmark and tag... Fantastic creations.
This card is super fun. Thanks for making me smile :)
Hugs
Eret

jimlynn said...

LOL!!! So fun and cute. Great design too!
Lynn

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, Love the country theme and the out house is so funny. The charms are wonderful, love all the sparkle. The sentiment I love.
Hugs, Pat

nwilliams6 said...

I totally love this! What fun and great details - your cards are so artistic! I really love the sentiment - so true and something we all need to seriously think about. Hugz!

Donna Ellis said...

hahahah - very cute! Lots of glitter and Sparkle! hugs, de

Ellen said...

To funny! Love the sparkle and die cuts!!

tammy scott said...

papers and everything look perfect together very funny