Jul 24, 2014

Congrats Is Not a Word

But ....



I gulped and used the stamp anyway (from Label Love by Altenew).  I love the crisp lines of the sentiment with the soft curves of the background.


How I Made the Card:

1. Making the background was fun -- and easy.  Using cream card stock (Recollections from Michaels), stamped an Impression Obsession background with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder (more on that stuff on Sunday...).  

2. Sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and set aside.

3. Stamped the sentiment and embossed in clear.  Cut.

4. Decided the background needed a bit of the purple ink so I swiped it over parts of the background.

5.  Adhered as shown (sentiment popped up).

MOOD WHEN DONE = Celebratory


12 comments:

  1. Oh you make me laugh! I feel the same way about that 'word'! And is that orchid opulence (AKA Fairy Vomit, thanks to Susan) that you've used on your sentiment? I absolutely love that colour and how it pops from your gorgeous background!)

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    1. Thanks Ardyth. You make me laugh! It is versamagic Spring Pansy. Not great alone, but I also like it with the blue.

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    2. I actually have that Versamagic version of Fairy Vomit. You've combined it with just about the only color that makes it pretty for me, Joan...and your card is absolutely lovely!

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  2. Darling, fret no more! According to the American Heritage Dictionary, at least, congrats is too a word.
    congrats |kənˈgrats|
    pluralnoun informal
    congratulations: [ as exclamation ] : “Congrats on your promotion, Cal!”
    ORIGIN late 19th cent.: abbreviation.

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  3. Now I know it's a word... Congrats on your stunning card. 😉

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    1. still sounds funny to this old lady!!

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    2. Just keep telling yourself that it's "informal usage." That helps. A bit.

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  4. Beautiful card. I'm especially loving the purple you added at the end. It's iridescently gorgeous. Congrats!

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  5. This is just gorgeous. Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that if enough people either misuse a word or use a made up word, that word gains a place in the dictionary and actually becomes a word. Seems wrong. Anyway, love your card.

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  6. Ha! Love your post title. It's not so much the misuse of a word in conversation or exclamations that bothers me, but the fact that it eventually makes it into the dictionary accepted as a word in its own right. But then I'm a little old school when it comes to a lot of things. Don't get me started. At any rate, I think your card is beautiful with the colors you combined. I love anything swirly. And, hey, good start on that embossing powder!

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