I have just returned to New York from a much needed vacation in Mexico.
Yesterday, it was 80 degrees and amazingly sunny.
Today, I stepped off a plane and into the FREEZING COLD!
I am definitely suffering from shock, lol.
However cold it may be, it is so good to be home with my babies! And now that they have gone to bed…. it feels good to be back in my creative space doing what I love!
I have an awesome card for you today! A card to remind us that even though it may be unbearably cold outside for some of us… Spring isn’t too far off!
And there is also a very funny story as to how one of the design elements came about on accident.
For this card we have a Whisper White card base and a mat of the black and white polka dot paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (you can get this DSP for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50.00 purchase). Next… I made another mat out of the Glossy White cardstock and got out my daubers and ink pads! Using the daubers to apply Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay to the Glossy White Cardstock and this is the effect you get! HOWEVER…. I had a “helper” in my office with a bottle of glass cleaner, cleaning my counters. A very fine mist from the glass cleaner descended upon my freshly inked Glossy White cardstock…. leaving faint little white “specs”. At first, I will admit, I panicked… not having to want to start over. But on closer inspection I realized, “I can work with this”! I spritzed a little more glass cleaner allowing just a mist to fall on the card front. Then, I dribbled a few drops of water off my fingertips onto it for a few larger “specs/dots”. It came out sooooooo AWESOME!!
And we can’t forget the finishing touches!!
The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set gave us the beautiful butterflies which are colored in with coordinating Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Stamping’ Write Markers.
And for the “miss you friend” sentiment and heart….. drumroll please…. The Well Said Bundle. If you do not have this bundle, I would strongly recommend purchasing it. It is very versatile for so many occasions and has stamps and coordinating dies. The sentiment on this card is made entirely of the Well Written Framelits Dies.
I feel as though I have rambled on in this post. Mainly because I am so excited about the accidental background element on this card. But also because I have missed a few posts and am so excited to be back in full swing!