Hi stamping friends! It has been nearly a year since I have posted on my blog and actually made a card. I don't want to bore you with too many details but I will give you a brief summary as to why I have been absent so long. Last November my mother in law was diagnosed with lung cancer. I am blessed that my schedule allowed me to take her to the numerous appts, chemo and such, however that also meant that I had no time left for crafting. I am also grateful to say that she is now in remission. We also sold our home, bought another one and moved this summer. So, even when I would have had time to stamp, my craft supplies were packed up in boxes for a number of months.
So, here I am with the first card that I made in such a long time. I colored this image back in April at a woman's craft day but was not able to do anything with it until now. When I saw this week's Sweet Stop Sketch, I pulled out the image and decided to make it into a card. I never realized how tough it was going to be to get back into the swing of things. I had no idea of where I put many of my supplies when I unpacked so just finding things was tricky. I could not remember how to take a picture esp. since my husband bought me a new camera for my birthday that I don't know how to use yet. I don't know where my watermark is, photoshop does not seem to be on my computer anymore, and I am re-learning on how to actually do a blog post lol.
Anyway, here is what I came up with... a fair attempt at making a card. Not too horrible for such a long absence I suppose:
The tulips were colored with copics and accented with a bit of Stardust stickles. The Friday challenge on Splitcoast was to distress so I used my sanding block on the edges of the patterned paper. Basic Grey has a white core so it lends itself well to this technique. I stitched the layers with my Janome sew mini. The layout is the Sweet Stop sketch this week which I love because it is so universal and will work well with most images.
Challenges I would like to enter my card in:
Sweet Stop Sketch
Charisma Cardz- recipe challenge
Fussy and Fancy- Pearls and Flowers
Before I go today I wanted to let you know about the 5th Birthday celebration going on at Sweet N Sassy stamps. So, be sure to stop on by to check out all of their awesome birthday sales going on throughout the month. This week is 25% off all of the DT favorite stamp sets.
Thank you so much for visiting and I sure hope to see you all soon. Have an awesome day!
stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Spring Tulips
patterned paper- Basic Grey Pink Lemonade and Urban Prairie
ink- SU baja and memento black
accessories- pearls, oval nesties, foam tape, sanding block, paper piercer, SU taffeta ribbon, twine, button, sewing machine, copies