Jun 03 2009

Totally Tool

Wow…I am LATE posting today.  No excuse, other than I’ve been trying to clean off the PILES of paper on my desk!  I know they multiply overnight…like rabbits!  lol!

Here is a card my Technique Class did last night.  The Technique is called Faux Rattan.  It was a collaborative effort from several of my stamping idols…Mary Brown for part of the layout, Kimberly Van Diepen for the other part, Sharon Field for the Rattan Technique.  I took pieces of all of their cards to make mine.  Thank you to all of them!  This is also my Dad’s birthday card which was yesterday!  Happy Birthday, Dad!

I started with a base of Baja Breeze cardstock.  The Creamy Caramel layer (Faux Rattan) I ran thru the Big Shot with the Texturz Weave Plate.  I used Creamy Caramel direct to paper, then ran it through the Big Shot again and used Close to Cocoa direct to paper.  Love the look this gives it…actually like rattan!  I stamped the Measuring Tape from Totally Tools with Basic Brown on Naturals Ivory and colored with a blender pen and ink pad.  I used the Original definition from Define Your Life on the large, punched 1-3/4 circle, stamped with Creamy Caramel on Creamy Caramel for a very subtle look, then stamped Father from Wonderful Favorites stamp set in Basic Brown on Naturals Ivory and popped it up over the Original Definition.  I used the 1/2 circle punch with Chocolate Chip cardstock on the Baja Breeze strip.

Hope you had a wonderful day!  I hope to get to stamp tomorrow after I finish up the paperwork tonight (I was REALLY behind!).  Stay tuned for my June Card Kit…hopefully tomorrow!