...I'm sitting here watching Babe - Pig in the City with the kids, and they've just played the line: 'men in suits, men with pale faces and soul-less eyes could only come from one place...the bank'...and I'm just about falling off the couch in hysteria at this...seriously, I know how the Hoggetts feel! My apologies if you work in the banking industry, my apologies and commiserations ;-).
You see, we've had some 'issues' with our fine, upstanding, institution of late too. They are one of the big four, we'll leave it at that. In the last 3 months they have compulsorily changed our credit card rewards program, thereby causing us to loose $500 worth of credit that we had saved, and for which we had to fight tooth and nail to get back. THEN they informed me they'd lost our title deeds, actually, they never admitted they'd lost them, they were claiming they'd never received them and I was busy preparing photocopies of the Oz Post Registered Post documents (from two years ago) to prove otherwise, when they finally found them in some filing cabinet...where they should not have been..apparently! And NOW, they've cancelled our credit card account, and started a new one, which they are claiming we asked them to do...which we didn't! This last little ol' manoeuvre now means that we have to alert all the direct debtors that we have a new account number before they start cutting off our internet, telephone and childcare to name a few!!
Do I love my bank? NO! Do they care? NO!! Do I have a choice?...It is unlikely, unless someone out there knows of a reliable mattress or futon they could put me in contact with. SIGH! Thanks for listening to my rantings. I'll get back on topic now...
I held a Stamping class at my place on the weekend, and we learn't the Emerging Colour technique (which in this particular case could also be described as Emboss Resist....the card resisting ink staining where it has been embossed, and the colours of the DSP emerging from underneath the clear embossed areas). I had a lot of fun, and I hope the girls did too!
This is one of the cards we made (the girls could choose which version they made):
List of Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up!):
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Ink: Night of Navy and Baja Breeze
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel
Accessories: Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Vintage Brads, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Brayer, Stampin' Sponges, Versamark, clear emboss powder, heat tool, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive and sticky strip.
As you can see, in this version of the technique we have stamped in versamark onto Designer Series Paper and then clear embossed it, and brayered or sponged Classic ink over the top, to allow the DSP pattern to emerge. We also made another card, but I'll show that to you another day.
I'm going to leave you with this lovely image from www.allposters.com:
PS. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments about my bracelets. Your sweet words always make me feel so good! You guys are the best!!