Friday, November 28, 2008

Penguins are Cool, but Crystal Effects Everywhere Isn't!

So today for the SCS Limited Supplies Challenge I made this card:
We were to only use three or fewer layers, embellishments, colors and stamps. We also had to incorporate pink somewhere. I love these fun little penguins and tried to follow the rules! ;)
But when I was all done, I felt it needed something else. So I added a few things and came up with this:

The moral of the story? LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE. I decided the ice cube in the first picture needed to be moved to the foreground, so I stamped another, cut it out and mounted it on dimensionals. Even that would have been fine -- until I decided to add Crystal Effects and make the ice cubes shiny. Well, the little tip was stopped up, so I took off the lid, and looked for a Q-tip to use to apply it. No Q-tips! So, brilliant stamper that I am, I thought I would just pour a little on the ice cube. EEK!!!!!!! About a half dollar sized amount came out all over the ice cube, the penguins, the snow, EVERYWHERE! I was not amused. I quickly scraped it off as best I could -- and hoped that my camera (which is a pretty good one) would not show the mess in the "after" picture! Hmmm..... I think it's time to go do laundry.....

So now I am leaving my other projects, which I had intended to show today, for another day. But here is a fun shopping spree coupon!

If you don't want to leave the confines of your house to huddle with the masses in check-out lines, get free shipping!

Thanks for stopping by today! ;)

Stamps: Hambo Stamps: Penguins - 0920; Stay Cool - 1516; Ice Cube - 1406
Paper: GP White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Crystal Stickles, organdy ribbon, large oval punch, designer label punch, Cuttlebug EF


8 comments:

Cook22 said...

Personally I don't see any side effects from your Crystal Effects. But I'd have to say the brads are worth stretching the rules for :D.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Those little penguins are adorable!! And you can never have too much glitter! I love both versions of the card!!
hugs, Jami

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK Totally cute Judy! I love these little guys and I know you ahd problems with the LG but who cares... Its totally adorable! hee hee

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh that's adorable! Love all the glitter! I think these cards are just too cute!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

Too cute! Love your little penguins!

Juliana said...

Okay, Drama aside, I really like the second one!! I love what you did with the ice cube and (sorry) I like the Crystal Effects. The white and pink combo with a touch of silver is BEAUTIFUL!!

Cute Card!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww, they are toooo darling, love this!!! Love all the glitter as well, of course I just about use it on everything....lol :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

Nancy said...

These are both great. Love the layering on the second card. The ice cube does look better in the front. :) Those penguins are so cute!