Sunday, September 4, 2022

Gilded Still Life

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Howdy frandzzzz. I hope your long weekend is going well if you are in the US. I am super excited that a little break in the rain so that we could make Korean BBQ wings with - wait for it - kimchi "ranch". The ranch is so super delicious it's crazy. I'll post the recipes below - it's from a BBQ channel that we really like.

I love on holiday weekends walking out into my yard and smelling everyone's smoker going :).

So it's appropriate that today I have a food themed sneak peek for you of the new My Monthly Hero Kit!

First, let me tell you that my prior next door neighbor planted a community fig tree in his yard, and told all of us we could have figs whenever we wanted them. So when my current neighbor moved in and he told her the story she kept it that way. I love figs. 

You know who else loves figs? CATS. Cats will sit under a fig tree and eat them. And keep in mind they are obligate carnivores, if that tells you how good figs are!

They're also really beautiful, so I love seeing them as stamp images. Same with pears. So in this peek of the lovely fall themed set, that's what I chose to work with. Here's what I did.

  • I used my smallest acrylic block and put Hero Pearls all over it. 
  • Starting with the center of the card, I smooshed the block onto the Pitch Black cardstock. Lifting it gives you the dendritic effect you see in my photo
  • I stamped and die cut the fruit from the kit, and colored them with OLO Markers before gluing them down.
  • I popped that panel on a white card base.
  • I embossed the sentiment from the kit in gold. 
  • I added a few dots of pearls on the card.

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OH BUT JUST WAIT until you see the rest! We are in my favorite stamping season  - fall and Halloween, and this will not disappoint you.

MY GOODNESS PLEASE MAKE THESE WINGS. Please note my spice level notes though - I like really hot food, and these are very spicy with the modifications I made, so if you like them milder use a milder gochujang and a milder buffalo sauce. It's absolutely magical. Holy cow.

Because of Labor Day, my next post with the kit will be Tuesday not Monday. Enjoy your time off.


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  1. Wow, so striking! I love the idea with the pearls, I have soooooo many!! Thanks for the wing link, I LOVE wings, just so good. We're smoking a pork shoulder, yummy. Enjoy the holiday tomorrow!

  2. Wonderful artsy look to creation.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Love that card! Can't wait for the kit. BTW, I received your generous box, have to say that your craft room took a deep breath when you mailed that to me! :)

  4. I love the look of the blocked yellow color. That is a gorgeous frame for the fruits.

  5. Love how the Hero Pearls on the black cardstock makes the figs and pear pop! Nice coloring too.

  6. I'm not a fan of eating figs or pears...but I love your card! And my husband loves figs and pears (and spicy food) so I guess you two would get along famously!

  7. Love this card - thanks for explaining the 'smooshing' look - I was wondering


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