Really nice to see you! Thanks so much for the warm welcome back you gave me on my last post. And it is so nice to be back. I went around to all of your blogs (those that left a comment on last post) and you all have been doing amazing stuff. You are all truly inspiring!
On to the cards for this week:
For this card, I used the negative of a die cut. I took a piece of scrap card stock and sponged various colors of distress ink to get a gradient effect. Then slid it behind the negative cut out. Stamped the word "dream" and done. Very quick and easy to do yet it makes a great looking card.
I really like silhouette stamps and I love the set this one came in from Sweet & Sassy. The set contains several different silhouette landscapes. I sponged the morning sunrise color scheme with distress inks, then stamped the image on top of it. Added the sentiments in Archival jet black ink. I used to have trouble with these solid images not coming out right and looking splotchy. But the trick is two fold: 1. Make sure your ink pad is freshly re-inked and 2. Using a sanding block, lightly sand your stamp before inking it for the first time. Makes all the difference!
This is a 50th anniversary card that I made for a neighbor in our old neighborhood. The dies are from Memory box and I used them on gold glitter paper. Put them on red card stock then matted that with the same gold glitter paper. The 50 is a sticker.
This is a flower which vines that is in our backyard. It was planted by the previous owners and I have no idea what it is called. I am thinking it is from the orchid family.
Well that's it for another post. Again, thanks so much for all of your kind words. Still having shoulder issues (but that is expected for a year and I'm only 4 months into it). But I am learning to tolerate the pain and know what my limitations are as far as movement goes.
Hope all of you are well and doing great. Can you believe Summer is almost history? But you know what that means right? HALLOWEEN is right around the corner!!!! LOL
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."