Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made in December--I'm that behind! Before I do that, please allow me a quick minute to explain where I've been. January has been a very hard month for me. While the rest of you have been buried in huge snow storms with school canceled, we've had 70 degree weather here. That's not typical weather for us. Even though it was mild summer weather, the cold and flu bugs didn't get the notice. We've been really sick in this gorgeous weather. I've sat down to stamp only to get the dreaded phone call from school telling me to come pick up my sick kid. We've had chest colds and flu bugs simultaneously going through the house. I was so sick that I would get winded walking up the stairs.
Just when I thought we were all getting better, one of my kids had to have emergency surgery. I am thrilled that he is on the mend and doing quite well. I must have jinxed myself by being happy about finally having everybody back in school today because I woke up in the middle of the night last night to one of my kids crying because her ear hurt. She may have an ear infection.
I never realized how much I took being healthy for granted until I've been hit by wave after wave of health issues. We've never been this sick before. Thankfully none of this is long term or anything serious. We'll all get better soon (I hope). It has just been exhausting and frustrating.
All of that said, I am determined to getting back to what I love--stamping and sharing with you. Let's see if I still remember how I made this card.
I stamped the flower and leaf images on some pink tissue paper. I crumpled the tissue paper up into a tiny ball, smoothed it back out, and (using a glue stick) glued it to a piece of Whisper White card stock. I tried to leave some of the wrinkles in the tissue paper so it wasn't completely smooth. I cut it out using the Labels Collection Framelits and adhered it to the card base using dimensionals. I honestly don't remember the official name for this technique, but it has been around for a while.
It's a little difficult to see in the photo, but I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder to add texture to the Whisper White layer.
I also added a piece of the stamped tissue paper to the inside of my card. Very simple yet very pretty.
Now it's time for me to move on to the next chore--cleaning off my stamp desk so I can create more projects to share. Thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Peaceful Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Tissue Paper
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Sponge, Dimensionals, Glue Stick, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Ribbon
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder