We're not in Kansas anymore.  Thats right this technique is in a league of its own.  This is one of the projects I prepared for wax paper Wednesday, my technique class this month.
 The modge podge holds the embossed shape crisply.  Then the wax paper and distressed ink gives it such a cool rustic and vintagey look.  This technique involves: 
1. Modge podge crumpled wax paper and a strip of ripped First Edition Specialty Designer Paper onto a piece of crumb cake cardstock. 
2. Productively occupy yourself while it dries.
3. Run it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder...for this card I used the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  
4. Rough it up with the sanding blocks - the more you sand the more the ink will have a place to stick. 
5. You guessed it - use a sponge and rub some ink on. 
6. Take turns sanding and inking until you get the look you want.
7. Mount it onto a folded Early Espresso Cardstock card.
To finish it off I cut out a piece of river rock with the Labels Framelit and stamped with the Tiny Tags set with Early Espresso ink and tied a bow with the Espresso Espresso Bakers Twine.  Last, but not least the "i" in friends got a nice little pearl accent.  Ta da!

Here is a special card that I made for my hubby for our anniversary.  Our anniversary is a super special day for us and we go all out.  It is hubby's favourite day of the year (not kidding!) We celebrate our anniversary in a very original way - I've never heard of anyone else who does it.  We compete to see who can come up with the most thoughtful and creative gift based on the traditional gift.  This year we celebrate eight years of marriage and the traditional gift was pottery. I made arrangements to get our hands cast into a statue and hubby got an artist to paint our family picture on a decorative plate.  Tie.  

Looking for an easy way to have a card for every occassion this summer? Then coming to the Stamper Dozen event this May is definitely for you.  Every attendee will be making three cards each of four designs each.  Designs include baby (boy, girl, either), wedding, masculine/fathers day, and child birthday. Here are the wonderful samples, as promised. 
Check out my calendar and let me know if you can join us on May 16th.