Don't you just love it when a boo-boo works out? This morning at 3:30am (yep - insomnia again) I went through some blogs and then decided to make a set of cards for a swap. On one of the blogs I found that the Use It Tuesday challenge for this week is to use an uninked stamp. This fits right in with my goal for the year of using uninked stamps. A little extra challenge was to use gold somewhere. The stamp set I chose was a Stampin' Up set that a dear friend had given me. It's a two-step stamp set and, while I did try to use another stamp out of the set once, I cannot figure out the two-step thing at all! LOL!! So I decided to just use the stamp and not the accent (flower color). I wanted a soft effect and so I dug through my old stuff that I just don't use anymore and found chalks. Instead of grabbing a new cotton swab to use the chalks, I grabbed one that was laying on my craft table that I used before. I didn't realize until I stuck it in the chalk that I had used it before alright - with baby oil & my Prismacolor pencils! So there I was - my idea of chalks was done because I had just ruined the color I wanted to use - and I didn't want to take the time to scrape off the oil-infected part (yes, since I've been sick lately I just had to use the word "infected" - LOL!). So why not go ahead and see what it looked like - what did I have to lose. So I started dabbing my image and guess what? I liked it!!!!! It turned out looking very soft and it doesn't rub off! The other things I used for the card are oval Nesties to cut the image and the gold background and then a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to frame it. Have to admit that I rarely use this embossing folder but now I'll have to use it more often. Now even though the card looks blue in the picture - it's really purple. I'm in a Rainbow Swap on SCS and one of the groups I signed up for is purple...so this is the card for it as well. Thanks for stopping by!!!