Sunday, March 30, 2014

Let it Be - DS144 & CTD285

One thing after another prevented me from getting into my craft room this week.  I finally sat down Friday night to make a card using the Deconstructed Sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown, but a cat-tastrophy prevented me from finishing it (more on that later).  Anyway, a rainy Saturday afternoon found me with some time to finish the card so here it is.

I love these colors and as soon as I saw them I knew I had to participate in the challenge.  Originally I planned to die-cut some leaves out of Pear Pizzazz and put those behind my layered flower but I changed my mind and decided to using my translucent embossing paste to add some leaves instead.  This is where the cat-tastrophy begins.  I was carefully applying the embossing paste over my leaf stencil when one of my cats jumped up onto my craft table.  I thought she was going to jostle the stencil so I must have made a noise or a motion or something that startled her because the next thing I know she's running away and manages to insert her foot in my jar of embossing paste!  What ensued was me running around the house trying to catch her so that I could wipe the embossing paste off her foot before it hardened!

She can be quite wiggly when she wants, but I finally got her calm enough that I was able to get the majority of the paste off before she licked it all off.  By the time that happened I was pooped had no desire to finish my card so I put it off until Saturday.  Cats, sheesh!

Thanks for sticking with me for the cat story!

Stamps:  Secret Garden (SU); Let It Be (Verve)
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride (SU)
Accessories:  Turning a New Leaf die (Papertrey Ink); Secret Garden die (SU); Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); Bluebell Smile enamel dots (My Mind's Eye)


Rita W said...

I don't think that's what Ryan had in mind for that embossing paste. ;)

Karren said...

I know I shouldn't laugh but I can't help it! I so wish you had a video camera running so we could all share in the "fun". Your card was worth all the stress, though. It's gorgeous!

Broni said...

Wish I could've seen that, Jen! I know it's not funny when it's happening but it sure makes for a great story! LOVE your card, especially how the embossing paste turned out! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Deepti said...

This sure must have been terrible but sounds so funny :) cats can take crafting to a whole new level. Love ur card, I like the idea of embossing paste !