Friday, November 23, 2012

Flat is Phat!

OK, I am way cool...admit it.  Here I am...a grandmother of two....using the word PHAT like I know what it means.  Well, I you?  Of course I had to GOOGLE it but it means Pretty Hot and Tempting.  HAHA!

So my card today is quite flat....a great one for mailing....but it is also pretty PHAT if you want my oh so honest opinion.  BTW, my husband's pet peeve is when people say "Well, to be honest with you...".  He always wants to say..."what the heck?!  Are you usually NOT honest?"  LOL...

Ok, I digress....back to my perfectly Phat and Flat card.
Here it is:
 I did some non traditional colors for Christmas starting with a blue background.  I used some blue distress ink (Salty Ocean) to color a piece of plain ol' white cardstock.  Then I stamped it with a Hero Arts background stamp (with the dots...can't recall the name of it right now)....and then stamped it again with some white Close to My Heart white pigment ink.  Don't touch it, Susan!  It take s awhile to dry!
Then I stamped with the fabulous Tim Holtz blueprint toy soldier stamp from his new Christmas set and some Ranger ink onto the background.  Stamped him again to color with some Distress markers Used my aqua pen to give the watercolor look...cut him out and smacked him down on the background.  I added some gold stickles and there ya go...Phat and Flat!
Oh, and the other thing I did before I commenced stamping was to spritz the paper with some Pearl Glimmer Mist to give it a little sheen.  You can see said sheen in the photo below.
I stamped the bottom with a Hero Arts sentiment stamp and viola....done!  I really love how different a look this is for me....and it was very fun to do!

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. Did not know what Phat meant and now I do thanks to you. At first I thought you were going to be doing something with a Flat Stanley. BTW the new blog seasonal look does not go wonky with green spotted colored background like last look did and is nice white background. Like the TH soldier. Maybe if I wish rel hard the Th soldier card will be mailed to me. Since the 1st Halloween card & the Thanksgiving card went astray and I've chosen what Christmas card to send you not so sure it will go astray also. Sorry to ramble but I'm blaming it on the gobble gobble yummy Thanksgiving dinner.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Love it!!! Gorgeous colors and the golden glitter really made the card. Those blueprints are my favorite and now I am inspired to use that stamp too!

  3. LOL! OMG, you are so cute and funny!!! Your card turned out PHAT indeed!!! (; LOVE the varying colors of those dots give it depth and character! Lovely work, my friend!!! (;


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