I made some cards to enter into a special issue of Paper Crafts Mag that deals with masculine cards. Well, that sorta didn't work out for me. I do not like to pay retail for my crafting supplies, and subsequently, I end up with many things that are no longer available for sale at retailers. Yeah....That idea really rules out getting published, like EVER. Everyone wants things they can readily get, so they can duplicate your ideas 100%.
Don't we crafters FROWN on that idea? CASE-ing, yes, but copying? Meanwhile, the magazine people are fostering that idea. I really think offering a decent substitution in your materials list should be enough to allow you to publish.
Of course, it comes down to SPONSORS. You can't get people to sponsor stuff that they no longer sell, even if you DO send them back their way for the latest and greatest thing they sell, I suppose. Pity.
Anyway, I made this card, and I am entering it in Papertrey Ink's GOLD Challenge Blog Hop.
It looks like this--
See the lovely speckles going on here? Yeah....That's the stamp in question. And, actually, I probably would not have been able to find who made the teensy leaf punch I used either, so....
Well, my gold deer done with PTI In the Meadow die collection are rather stately, if I say so myself. I am MAD for gold embossing!! I think I will never tire of using those dies, and the stamp set that goes with it!
I used torn vellum strips to do the snow banks, used tons of punches for elements, and the whole thing is on a PTI Kraft base.
Oh yes, just to update those following the progress at my house, the blue paint is on the house, the shutters are ordered, and I have one coat of the lime green on the front door. Looking good so far!!
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