Hi everyone. I've been MIA for a few days ... life has been getting in the way of my card time :) MIL went into the hospital on Sunday, but thankfully she is feeling better and was released yesterday. A stressful and hectic time for all of us, especially hubby and I hope now that his mom is feeling better, he will take some time to relax.
I missed getting a chance to wish my American friends a happy Thanksgiving ... so hope you all had a wonderful day and are maybe even having some fun shopping today! We had our Thanksgiving last month ... and I'm already looking forward to our turkey dinner at Christmas!
Today I made a card just for the fun of it ... not a DT card, not for any challenge ... just for the heck of it! I thought I'd make something with this beautiful color combo - just love the deep teal and the lime green together. I do love this fern die from Cheery Lynn and today I've cut it out of fabric. This lime green fabric was a piece that came wrapped around a pot of flowers I received as a gift ... it's almost like facing material ... quite stiff, but a little transparent. I glued it onto a piece of white card stock and then die-cut the fern. Worked beautifully.
I have shown the card in a larger size on the blog in the hopes that you can see more detail. My concern is that the image will be too large for some computer screens ... and it's important that you can see the card all at once (don't want to have to scroll down to see the bottom of the card). I would love some feedback so I know if this is better ... or if I should go back to my old size. Thanks in advance!!! :)
More on the card ... I used a Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker to draw in the veins of the leaves to give them more definition. The Bermuda Bay card stock was run through the Big Shot with the woodgrain embossing folder - love it done in this color! ... and this was Jer's suggestion as he was over when I was making this and I originally had a white woodgrain piece with a BBay border - this is so much better - thanks Jer! :) A simple sentiment finishes the card.
Paper: White; Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Green material, Fern die (Cheery Lynn), Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals
Just a quick note to say that I might not be posting as much over the next little while. Christmas is getting close and I have lots of shopping, baking, etc. to do. As well, I have dinner parties booked for the next three weekends ... and a bake day with a friend. So my time in the studio will be limited, but hopefully I'll have some time to play. There will be the scheduled design team cards as well.
On to the Card Candy. Lots of interest in the snowflake die-cuts ... they are so pretty!! I used the True Random Number Generator to pick the card candy winner:
True Random Number Generator 56
... and the winner is:
Anne (Stamps and Paper)