Hola, Stamping Amigos! I hope everyone had a grand weekend! I spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon with 9 fabulous ladies who attended the repeat of my hearts and skulls Valentine's Day Card Class. I want to thank each and every one of you for giving up your Sunday afternoon to hang out with me. I had a blast and I hope you did, too ;D
Next Saturday, I am teaching another Valentine's Day Card Class, but this one features cards that might be considered a bit more traditional. That means no skulls this time...LOL! Today I am sharing the second card I will be teaching in that class and it features layered stamping. This one, like the other, uses no Copic markers. That's right...no Copic markers were harmed in the making of this card. Instead, I layered on color using a fab background stamp and a flourish by Hero Arts, and a large cube stamp by Stampington. Then I stamped my cool birds on top of everything in black ink and added a thick coating of dimensional lacquer to make them pop. A few punched paper hearts, a computer generated sentiment, a couple of paper flowers, some twine, and a scattering of gems finishes it off.
These cards were fun to make, but it was really hard steering clear of the Copics. To make up for it, I'm going to have to color extra images just to recover ;D I would hate for my Copics to start feeling neglected.
One last thing, my husband and I are huge movie fans and we host a bit of a shindig each year at our house to watch the Academy Awards. We don't get to see ALL of the movies with nominations, but we do try to hit at least the flicks nominated for Best Picture. This used to be rather simple until the Academy opened up the category to include 10 nominees. Now we're scrambling to try to squeeze them all in before February 27th. Up until tonight, we had seen 5 of the 10...True Grit, The Kids are Alright, Inception, The Social Network, and Black Swan. Tonight we added The King's Speech to the list. Some evening this week, we will stream Winter's Bone on Netflix. Maybe we'll be able to catch Toy Story 3, too. Not sure. I don't think I can stomach watching 127 Days, even though I am sure it is amazing. We'll see.
The King's Speech is, without a doubt, a spectacular film. The actors are outstanding and the award for Best Actor is said to be Colin Firth's. While he gives a remarkably convincing performance in this film, I believe it was last year's work that should have earned him the coveted statue. A Single Man was a movie about intense love, intense loss, and intense loneliness. He embodied his character so perfectly, that for the duration of the film, I forgot I was watching a movie and felt like I was a voyeur taking a very personal peek into this mans life. By the end of the film, my heart ached for him. How did the Academy respond to his breathtaking performance? By giving the award to Jeff Bridges. I watched all 5 of the movies featuring the actors nominated last year and Mr. Bridge's was undoubtedly at the bottom of a list he shouldn't have even been on. Hopefully, the Academy gets it right this year.
Just one humble movie junkie's opinion. And...on that note! I bid you goodnight ;D