Friday, November 25, 2016

Orange Poppies


It’s Friday again! Once again this week has flown by. Did any of you in the USA go shopping on Black Friday? The Canadian retailers have caught on to this a few years back and to encourage people to stay and shop in Canada, they started to offer Black Friday sales too….and it seems to be working. It is a little more controlled here in Canada though. They give people in line a ticket for the item they want for how many of the items the store has on hand so there is no stampeding and crushing people. We do not attend Black Friday sales! We don’t like crowds and we don’t need anything…..except…..confession time…yesterday we went to Staples to see if the printer I picked out about 3 weeks ago was going to be on sale for Black Friday (the associate’s suggestion that I wait) and although it wasn’t on sale, I found a couple of ones on-line cheaper and he price-matched big time! Awesome buy! I bought an Epson Eco-Tank printer/scanner/copier that does not use those small-expensive- always-running-out-of-ink, cartridges but it has tanks of ink. It advertises that it comes with 2 years worth of ink but I print photos so it won’t last me that long, but I’m okay with that. The quality of the printing is awesome! It was expensive, but worth it.



Okay, enough about that, here’s today’s card.

 


I had coloured these poppies in orange (Prismacolor pencils and gamsol) so I had to find some orange cardstock in my stash to co-ordinate with them…. which was not a problem actually. I ran the dark orange one through an embossing folder and it cracked in a few places so I simply took my sanding tool and sanded it some more so the embossing was more pronounced. The striped orange paper was glued to the black cardstock (which, yes, had the middle die cut out) and then the orange strip was glued off-centre.  The image was mounted on a black fancy die cut square (Spellbinder’s dies) and then glued on. The black butterfly is a Memory Box die and the sentiment was stamped in black. The centres of the poppies are black glitter.



That is all for a dreary, cold, damp Friday, November 25, 2016.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I’m off tonight to our local Stampin’ Up dealer’s house (The Pampered Stamper) for a fun night of crafting and Bingo with Stampin' Up prizes. Should be a good time.



Cheers

Violet


1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

I have never been Black Friday shopping... mainly because at first i always had to work that day at my home improvement store... EVERYBODY had to work that day...uuughh... then when i no longer worked i just didn't want to be out in all that mess of people... there was nothing i needed or wanted that badly... Some people enjoy it.. I'm not one of them...lol So glad you got your deal on the printer. Thats fabulous!

I have a soft spot for poppies and i love yours!

Your night at the Pampered Stamper sounds like a lot of fun! I would have went with you... :) Hugs! deb

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