Wow, it's been a few days since I've been on here. We currently have a cold going through our house. Just when I thought we were at the tail end of it and only the girls would have it, the boys get sick. Gotta love this time of year.
I started working on a card a few days ago and it took quite a bit longer to finish than usual. Wanna see why?
I couldn't find my paper piercer on my stamp desk. It was like playing Where's Waldo. That pile of junk looks deceivingly smaller than it really is. Under all of the stacks of papers, cards, etc. there were 40 spools of ribbon on my desk. Yup, 4-0! No wonder I couldn't finish my card. Not only couldn't I find my tools, there wasn't any place to work either.
Even my paper cutter was buried in the mess. I'm happy to say that I finally found my paper piercer. It was tucked away with all of my pencils and pens. I never would have thought to look there because I always keep it in my Crafter's Tool Kit. I guess I left it out and my three-year-old thought she'd help me clean up and had put it away for me.
Are you ready to see my card that took days to make?
When I saw this sentiment, I had to buy it. It says, "And the day came where the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin." Such a beautiful saying.
I stamped the flower image in Baja Breeze ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment on top of it and embossed it with black embossing powder. I took some flowers from the Pretties Kit and tried to place them so it looked like a small flower arrangement being held together by the bow in the ribbon. I finished it by adding a few pearls, some paper piercing and lots of dimensionals.
As usual, I tried to keep the layout of the inside of my card similar to the outside. Now to finish cleaning my desk and organizing it so it doesn't take me days to make things. I just have so much fun stamping that I don't want to stop long enough to clean up. Not a good habit to have. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Great Friend (Verve), To Risk (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky, DCWV All Dressed Up Stack
Ink: Baja Breeze, Versamark
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Pretties Kit, Dimensionals, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Nestabilities, Basic Black Embossing Powder