Hope this finds you on dry ground! It poured for two days straight! We needed the rain but not like that. Daughter’s basement leaked. Water was coming through in their bedroom closet. Our basement is dry but this old house also has a cement bunker which was part of the Underground Railroad before it was turned into a bomb shelter in the 50’s or 60’s. To access the cement bunker, you have to lift a trap door in the closet under the stairs. We don’t go down there even though we were told it’s the safest place to be in a Tornado. But there is only one way in and one way out and I would not want to be trapped down there. Anyway, I’m pretty sure the pathway into the room, which is a dirt floor, is wet and muddy. I’ll just do like my spouse….Ignorance is bliss, right?
I actually got some time in the craft room yesterday, playing with my Distress Inks and Mini Iron. That was the fun part, making it come together into a tag was another matter. This tag is for the “Give Thanks” Challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters, with Darlene as your host! I haven’t played with the Sisters in ages so I tried extra hard to make time. (and still I was late!)
What I really had fun with was the embossing. I used an old Stampin’ Up! leaf stamp and clear embossing powder. Once embossed with the heat gun, I covered the tag with the Seasonal Distress Inks and blending tool. Then covered the tag with newsprint and ironed it.
I liked the tag just like that but got some old odds and ends like the organza ribbon, one lonely leaf chipboard piece (no clue where it came from – probably Stampin’ Up! years ago) and some fall leaves from a silk flower arrangement. Since I only had one chipboard leaf, I decided to use some of the silk leaves and a couple of die-cut leaves.
- Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #66: Give Thanks
- City Crafter Challenge #82: Thanks*Giving
- Creative Card Crew: Thankful