Good morning everyone! It looks to be a great weekend around here! I just want to thank everyone for your well wishes with my shingles! Your nice comments mean so much to me!! I am SO happy to report that I am doing much better! The rash is starting to get crusty and gross but I think that means it is going to go away very soon so that's what I am happy about - lol! And, while I still have pain, it's not unbearable and something I can deal with. Also, I am up and about and can do things like I normally do! So yesterday I stamped three cards!! I did get a little dizzy and some of the cards I am not totally thrilled with but they will do for now. I tried playing along with various challenges and I feel like I came up short but, again, it was a start and it felt good to get back into the craft room! Yea!!! No soccer games this weekend so I can really rest up! Because the next four weeks we travel!!
Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. Again, I am not sure that it turned out like I would have wanted but I really like the way the leaf came out!! I got this new leaf set and matching die and a new embossing folder earlier this week but was too sick to play with it. The colors around our area are SO beautiful right now! In fact, this weekend is Color Sunday! Anyway, I wanted to make my leaf resemble the colors that are going on right now. So I took a piece of More Mustard card stock and cut my leaf. Then I inked up the matching stamp from the Wonderfall stamp set with More Mustard and used a sponge to sort of dab off some of the ink. Then I used sponges and Early Espresso and Raspberry Ripple inks to sponge around and on top of the leaf. I ran the leaf through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder. Then I took a spray bottle with water and spritzed the leaf until all the colors ran together! I love that part!! And this is what I got!! It's also cool because when the leaf dries, you can sort of "shape" the leaf and that's what I tried to do with dimensionals and glue dots. But back to the card... So a piece of Early Espresso is adhered to a card base of More Mustard. On top of this I adhered a strip of the new bronze glimmer paper (absolutely gorgeous) and then stamped the greeting from Perfectly Penned in Early Espresso. I adhered my leaf with dimensionals and glue dots and then added a bronze button with some linen thread. I called it done! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Wonderfall, Perfectly Penned; Paper- More Mustard, Early Espresso, bronze glimmer paper; Ink- More Mustard, Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple; Accessories- Woodgrain embossing folder, bronze button, linen thread, dimensionals