Well yesterday was a very successful day in more ways than 1. I got my 2 projects completed at the yarn shop. Look for you hat in the mail next week Barb! I then came home and clean my bathrooms and vacuumed my house. Then I had rope lights above my cabinets I needed to replace so I did that. I also have a bunch of Longaberger baskets up there so I took them down and cleaned the protectors and washed the liners. Then I put my 2 trees together so they are ready to be decorated this weekend. I did all that in a matter of 4 1/2 hours. I was on a roll. Today I have 2 workshops so I knew I would not have time to do much today so I got it done last night.
Today at the Card a Day Challenge blog our challenge is
C.A.S.E. A Card Challenge:
This is a clean and simple card so I needed to make sure my card was clean and simple. I do not have a large bird in my stamps so I thought I would use a butterfly. Well my butterfly was not big enough so I went looking for another idea. I ran across my Rose Wonder stamp set and knew I could use it. I wanted to give this card to someone who loves red so I decided to use Real Red for my card. I cut my card base at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored it on the long side at 4 ¼”. Another panel was cut from the Real Red that measures 4’ x 5 ¼”. Since I was going to be embossing this panel, I used my Embossing Buddy to avoid stray flecks. Using this panel I stamped my rose using Versamark ink. Gold embossing powder was sprinkled on it and then heated with a heat gun. Next I used the same procedure for my sentiment. Now that my sentiment and image were embossed, I was ready to add my ribbon. I chose some of the 1/8” gold ribbon. I wrapped a piece around the front and attached it to the back using Tear & Tape. My panel was complete so I added it to the card base using dimensionals. To finish off the card I added a gold bow using the same 1/8” gold ribbon. My card is now ready to mail!
inside of card and envelope
Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card