Wow! When I added that little “I’m taking a risk on Friday” add-on to my post yesterday, I didn’t realize I would prompt so many comments and emails. Without knowing exactly what I’m up to, y’all were curious and supportive and wonderful – and I adore you for it. Today, I’m going to fill you in on the details of what I’m up to today (I don’t want to build it into something bigger than it is), but FIRST I’ve made a card that will lay it all out on the line for you. Did you see that? It was a clue. The title of this post is also a clue. 🙂
Did you figure it out? I think you did. I’m going zip lining today. I’m not what you’d call a risk taker, so this is a really big step for me. Some of the zip lines start 300 feet above the ground, so I’ll be soaring far above the tree tops at the Historic Banning Mill in Central Georgia. I’ve been trying to visualize the whole “jumping off a tower” process in hopes that it will all go well.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Painter’s Tape Background. Tear off a strip of painter’s tape, tap the sticky side onto an ink pad and then tape it down to a piece of card stock. Carefully peel up the tape, and you are left with a distressed stipe of color. I’ve seen this technique several times over the past several months, and it’s really cool. Every time I’ve seen the technique, the artist uses thick painter’s tape to create three colorful stripes across a card. I used thin strips of painter’s tape (it’s what I have left from my freshly painted kitchen). I inked the tape over and over with different colors to create a colorwashed sky background.
- Creating Action. I created the slanted line across the card with a ballpoint pen because I was too lazy to walk across the Fungeon to grab a Stampin’ Write Marker. I guess you could say I was saving up my energy for this adventure. 🙂 I created a little motion along the line by stamping the sentiment at the same angle. It wasn’t my intention at first, but I’m glad I listened to my instinct to slant the sentiment.
- The Button. “A single button on the front of the card? What were you thinking, Brian? That doesn’t seem like a design element you’d favor – don’t you like things in threes?” I can hear you now. Well, the button isn’t a design element here – it’s an addition that makes my card very customized. The button is me – flying through the air to my probable demise.
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Really Good Greetings Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Island Indigo Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White Accessories: Neutrals Designer Buttons
I’m certain I’m going to make it through the day today. Tomorrow, I’m sure I’ve feel a little sore from my morning soar. Will check in with you tomorrow to share how it all turned out.
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