My husband puts up with a LOT. I can be very moody at times. And demanding. And selfish. But somehow I lucked out and he is always there for me.
Then after Christmas this year, he installed new lighting fixtures for me as well as mounting a picture ledge on the wall above my work table so I could display the cards that I made.
In April, he decided that it was time to replace all the carpets throughout the house as well as linoleum in the two upstairs bathrooms and a new shower for the ensuite bathroom. Our house was turned upside down as furniture was moved from one room to another as the carpeted areas were being done.
My craft room had existing carpet (being a bedroom in an earlier life) but I persuaded Bob that bare floors would work better for me in a craft room so he agreed to put in laminate flooring for me.
|Craft room before new floors.|
|The beginning of the new floor.|
So this is what my craft room looks like now:
|View from the doorway–look at that floor!|
|My chandelier in the corner over my Silhouette Cameo & printer.|
|My wonderful large work table with picture ledge for my cards over top of it.|
|Punch storage on the wall by the door.|
|My cutting and Big Shot work station complete with Ott light.|
|Storage with my rolling platform for my two boxes of dies on the floor in front.|
|Shows new lighting over my work table as well as my picture ledge for my cards.|
|New light over window work area.|
To show Bob my appreciation, I made him a special card for his efforts.
I started by embossing a Basic Black matte with the Arrows Embossing Folder. I then used my Embossing Buddy to give a good coating to the embossed piece. I then used my Brayer and Versamark ink to ink up the matte. I heat embossed it using Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder to give it a two-tone look. I adhered the matte to a Basic Black card base using Dimensionals.
Next, I cut a 4 1/8 x just under 1 1/2" piece of Tempting Turquoise and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag one end. I then used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment from the For All Things stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
I adhered the banner to the matte using Fuse Fast Adhesive.
Using Tempting Turquoise and MISTI, I stamped two flowers on Whisper White card stock, one from Flower Shop and one from Petite Petals. I used both the Pansy and the Petite Petals Punches to cut out the flowers.
The final touch was to add a little Wink of Stella to the flower petals!
I did not add a matte to the inside of the card because I planned to write in it using my White gel pen.
I'm not sure you can see the two-tone effect well in the pictures but the shine of the embossed areas on the black really add to the texture of the card.
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