Friday, March 19, 2010

Irish dance: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

This week's Drunken Stampers challenge, Irish Dance Dress, is a timely challenge and one that was fun to consider whilst enjoying Guinness, cabbage, potatoes and corned beef on Wednesday.

Drop by the Drunken Stampers blog to find out who are the newest DS designers!

Around my house this week I probably should have spent more time considering and less time enjoying. Oh well. Here we are with a  finished card to send to a friend (assuming those glitter glue dots ever dry).

The main flourish is from the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge and the gold text is a stamped font finished with heat embossing.

Usually the embossing works beautifully for me, but this time I could NOT get the stamps to leave entirely clean images, so there's a bit of a fudge on the "girl" banner.

Too bad I was sober for that part -- I'd have an excuse for messing up.


  1. Wow! This is awesome, CB! I think the letters look great. I'm not seeing any fudge (and I can spot chocolate a mile off...). Isn't it funny how we all see "flaws" on our work that nobody else even notices?

    Your classic Irish meal paid off-- you nailed this challenge! I'm going to have a Guinness before next week's project, and see if it does the trick for me, too!

    Bravo, girlfriend!

  2. Love the flourish, glitter and gold embossing! I am also not seeing any fudge (and I can spot chocolate 2 miles off!)! LOL Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

  3. wow this is an awesome entry!! the colors sketch and the "unfudgy"
    I like the "tucking " under part of the banners ..kewl i probly would have just laid them on top..must remember this..tfs..loves