Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stamping by Candlelight for The Paper Players

Sounds romantic doesn't it?  But not very practical and really hard on the eyes!  Yes, we had a power outage last night - a big one and a long one.  The power went out for 22,000 of us at around 6:30 pm and didn't come back on until about 3:30 am.  And being a night owl stamper and blog writer, that spelled disaster for me.  With no internet connection, I couldn't even use my laptop or tablet.  But I had my card all ready for assembly and I was able to do that with candles and a flashlight. Thankfully, it is a really shiny card.  I took photos but was unable to upload and edit them.  So I'm doing it all this morning!

It was fun playing with all sorts of lighting last night:

Here's one with the flashlight and flash - kind of a neat effect:

I was using The Paper Players Challenge #215 sketch for this week:

Here is my card with flash and exposure adjustment:

  • I love the Specialty Designer Series Papers, but sometimes find it hard to use them.  I'm glad I took the opportunity to work with this one with the silver foil accents from All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It turned out to be the perfect choice to go with the Endless Wishes Stamp Set.
  • I'm also perpetually in love with the Brushed Silver and Gold cardstock.  It give a really classy shine to any card, without the over-the-top glitter. The 1" Square punch was my friend here, making sure all my squares were exactly equal.  When adhering them, it's best to do the two outer ones first and then adding the middle one equidistant from each of the other two.
  • The 1/8" Silver Ribbon is tied in a little fork bow and you can follow the link to find out how to make them.  They are fun and easy and create the cutest little bow ever.
  • I had to find something to stamp the sentiment on because it just would not have worked stamping it on the DSP.  I chose two more of the many sentiments you get with the Endless Wishes set and stamped them on Whisper White cardstock, as I had done with the other words and images, in VersaMark Ink and embossed them in Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then I used the Banners Framelits to die cut the banner.
And that's a wrap.  I have to get this on line right away.  But before I do, here's another fun shot of my card with only the ambient flashlight light in the room, no flash! That is one shiny card!

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  1. Stamping by candlelight - now that's dedication! I love your use of the silver with the white and what a great way to make use of the Endless wishes set. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  2. What a gorgeous card! And extra points to you for stamping by candlelight! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Paper players!

  3. What a pretty and shimmery card - bravo for continuing to stamp by candlelight! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

  4. LOL, you're a diehard stamper! I wondered before I read all your post, how you had embossed your panels without electricity!!! Thank goodness you had already done that! Well, it's a beauty..very pretty with the silver embossing, gorgeous, really! So glad you were able to share it with us this week!


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