I had to make the card that you never want to have to make tonight. It was for a friend who lost her 23 year old son to an overdose. Such a sad, sad situation. I have been thinking of her and the family constantly since I heard, so I knew that I wanted to use a “Thinking of You” sentiment, and butterflies just seemed appropriate. I chose yellow and green because I love that color combination, and it just seemed soothing to me.
When I saw the CYCI layout, I knew it would work perfectly for my card, so I got to work. I tell you guys, I am really late to the party using all these challenges, and I really regret all the time I used to spend agonizing over creating a card! I am starting to enjoy working with my hoard now!
I chose to layer the wax paper cut out of the butterfly underneath the mossy meadow cut out to create a little more depth. I used my new favorite fine tip glue pen to adhere them together–I LOVE that thing! A line of mini pearls and the sentiment stamped in white, and the card was done in less than an hour. Amazing! Here it is:
Ink: Craft White
Paper: English Garden DSP, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Misc: Butterfly thinlits, Pearls
Ya’ll, hug those that you love extra tight tonight, tell them you love them, and DON’T DO DRUGS!
I know it has been a long time since I have posted, but I promise I have been busy! We decided to update our master bedroom, and for the last couple of weeks we have been stripping wallpaper borders, moving furniture, painting and hanging new curtain hardware. We found an awesome deal on a comforter set and chose our colors based on that. It is a huge change–we had those forest green walls and rose border for at least 14 years as near as we can remember!
So, now that we are done with our big home improvement project, I decided it was time to get back to crafting. One of my coworkers asked for some basic “Thinking of you” cards last week, and I remembered seeing a nice one layer card done with the Wetlands stamp set. I LOVE that set! I am a beach person, so it’s really the little beach birdies that I like the best, and of course the sentiments are classic! I don’t remember who made the card that I am CASEing, so if anyone knows, please tell me so I can give them credit!
I started out by making a mask with one of the smaller square framelits, and since I was using whisper white cardstock to do that, I reinforced the edges with some scotch tape. I don’t know about you guys, but when I am sponging, sometimes I get a little heavy handed and end up with some strange looking smudges at first. I just kept rubbing for a bit, and after it sat for a little while it seemed to even out! Since I was using vanilla as my base (I know it looks white, but it really is vanilla!), I did not use black ink-the contrast was too sharp. I really like how this came out, and I will probably make some others using different sentiments!
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate chip, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Misc.: Square Framelits, sponges
I really appreciate the sweet comments and thoughts from all of you! Thank you so much for sticking with me, and I hope to be more regular in posting! I have lots of new goodies to play with from the holiday catalog, and I can’t wait to share some fun projects with ya’ll!
I have been thinking about participating in some challenges because I get so much inspiration from seeing what others create, and this week I needed a masculine get well card, so it seemed like a good time to start! I pulled out my favorite Moonlight DSP stack and found a couple of papers that looked fairly masculine, and got to work! I only have one current get well stamp (the one in Sassy Salutations), so I decided to pair it with one of the images from Wetlands. I have seen others use the Work of Art stamp to make a background, so I tried that out. I found that I had to stamp off once so it wouldn’t obscure my image. (true story–I knew that I had ordered-and received-the Work of Art set, but I have been looking for it for the last couple of weeks. I also could not find the Paper Pumpkin kit that came in my initial order. Yesterday I FINALLY finished straightening up my stamp space and I had tucked them away in a random grocery sack. All this time I have been looking for a box, not a bag. Sheesh!)
When I saw the sketch, I wondered how in the world I could make it work, but I am quite pleased with the finished product! Brian King–do you see all those layers??? I’m learning. . . .
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Wetlands, Work of Art
Paper: Moonlight DSP, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Labels Collection framelits, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch