Monday, September 7, 2015

A Different Card

We are having another heat wave – in September!!! The temperatures for the last few days…and the next few days as well….are right around 90F and with the high humidity – over 100F. Luckily for us we live near several bodies of water and it is always much cooler there. Saturday we did another 25.6km (just over 16 miles) at Rondeau Park; Sunday was a BBQ and relaxing along the St. Clair River and today is laundry and more relaxing. It’s way too hot in the city to be outside doing anything.

Upgrading to Windows 10. Here’s our story. One laptop upgraded with no problems and it works like a charm. One ,we assume, we didn’t upgrade the drivers first and it was not working right so we reverted back to Windows 8.1 but will do all the upgrades and return to Windows 10. My computer has Office Outlook 2003 and we found out, thanks to my neighbour, that Windows 10 will not work well if Outlook 2003 is left on so I will need to buy Outlook 2012 (the latest edition) before upgrading. If you are thinking of upgrading, make sure you do a complete upgrade of the drivers first and remove Office Outlook 2003 if you have it.

Today’s card is really quite different than my normal cards, but I think it will work well for a man’s birthday card….they don’t like anything fussy after all!

The hexagons are a stamp from Close to my Heart that I recently bought from their last catalogue. I stamped several of them on white cardstock and cut them out and inked the edges. Then I stamped some on some light brown cardstock that I had made into a card base, and the edges were inked as well! The ones that I had cut out were then attached over top just some of the stamped ones to give some dimension. The car and the tag are the negative bits from a HOTP dazzle from Paper Wishes. I didn’t want to waste them so I cut around them leaving a slight border and used the transfer sheet to remove them and glued them to the light brown cardstock. Then I cut around that and glued them to the card. I added some short left-over gold strips under the car and some swishes of brown ink to ground the car. It looked like it was floating! Then some jute was tied around it.

That’s all for a steaming hot Labour Day Monday




1 comment:

  1. We are hot here too... expecting cooler weather and some rain though starting this evening with a cold front... Yeaaaahhh!!! Love your card Violet. Perfect for a gentleman. I especially like how you use all the bits and bobs.. :) Stay cool! Went for a little walk this morning and was drenched in sweat..uughhh.. Hugs! deb


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