Hi there friends! I had a little vacation but I’ve been so busy! Exciting busy. It was a welcome change of pace to get outside – where did the summer go? I’ve been hunkered down working all year and it felt great to get out and feel the sunshine on my face. I’m not done yet though, I have company coming in a week or two and have to get some things taken care of in my house – a little cleaning, a little sewing, a little decorating :-) Speaking of decorating, sometimes all it takes is pulling out one die and viola, a card idea pops into my head. That’s what happened when I pulled out this lovely die – Spellbinders Diamond Floral and paired it with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG. I wondered what it would look like as a frame and I have to admit that after it was stencilled, I wondered how I hadn’t used it before. With mint green and powdery shades of a peachy pink, I simply colored the leaves and flowers with a sponge dauber, then reset the die and stencilled the leaves with a darker green. There’s a lot going on so I kept the embellishment simple. Then, the perfect sentiment from Quietfire Design – I had nothing like this in my stash and then I realized how wonderful this is when I’m sending a card and enclosing pictures or an article – it’s called When I Saw This. We do this on our smart phones all the time – forward a picture or a joke. Now we can do it in our letter writing :-)
Have you tried stenciling through your dies yet? It’s such a lovely way to get a subdued color without having to be an ‘expert’ colorist. Simply dab through the opening – and seriously, it doesn’t have to be perfect :-)
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – When I Saw This
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb Smooth, My Minds Eye – Market, Coredinations
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories: Spellbinders Diamond Floral, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Velvet Ribbon, ButtonSavoring the last days of summer! I hope you are too! I’ll see you soon!!