Sweet friends, blue skies, sunny day, a fresh cup of coffee – all is good. I’m ever mindful that so many times we concentrate on the one thing in life that bothers us while so much more around us is beautiful. Today gets to be an outside day for me and I get to see good friends – I’m blessed. I’m so grateful for the love of my family and for the kindness of people whose path I come across each day (that means you). With feelings of gratitude my mind turns to a time of Giving Thanks and it inspired my card today. It’s a bit on the shabby side but I was so stoked to pull out my embossing paste. Thank goodness for trends coming back – I’ve had this jar for more than 10 years – remember before die cut machines and we used this all the time with metal embossing templates? Yep, so I pulled it out today trusting it would still be spreadable :-)
My edge distressed 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card consists of a ‘hinged‘ card base onto which I layered a white matted layer. I wanted a frilly bottom so I added one edge of Spellbinders Renaissance Vine. On top I added a kraft layer that I swished over with gesso and added my white embossing paste through an acetate Prima stencil. On top I added a hand cut pennant from a piece of burlap in my stash. Next, I added my Give Thanks stamp backed by the smaller frame from Renaissance Vine.
I finished up with a piece of lace, seam binding and a romantic flower! It was great to reach into my style bucket and pull out something I don’t do all the time, I call it a good creative stretch.
Rubber Stamps: Stampabilities – Give Thanks Subway Art
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Kraft
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black, Amuse Studio French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Renaissance Vine, lace from my stash, Prima Stencil, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Darice Pearls, The Paper Studio Burlap, Recollection Pearls, Recollection Flower.So grateful to have a place to create and kind folks who stop through – thank you from the bottom of my heart!