Hi Everyone. Happy Friday night.
Firstly, a quick thank you to all of you who provided input on my stencil card from Wednesday. I really appreciated you all taking the time to do that.
Secondly, a shout out tonight for Marcia. She let me know that she has already packaged up 180 cards for the Operation Write Home card drive and that she is prepping more... WAY TO GO, Marcia. That is, absolutely, phenomenal!
Now, on to tonight's card using the two sets: Cherish Friendship and A Word for You. I don't know, but sometimes it just takes me a while to "get into" my sets. I think this year is going to be no exception. I loved this cherry image from Cherish Friendship and immediately thought of the sentiment from a Word for You. However, it took me ages to get the card to come together. It started to feel like a Goldilocks story! I tried it with a single image. too small. I tried it with a yellow bowl. too bright. I tried it with four images. too big. honestly, I putzed for ever.
I finall colored the three images, put Crystal Effects on the cherries and left them overnight. This is what I ended up with... sorry you can't see that the cherries are really nice and shiny!
I cut out a "spare" cherry from one of my discarded images, snipped it out, and put it as the dot on the "i" in birthday. This is the only one, I think, that you can see the Crystal Effects. Yes, Brenda, snipping out the cherry was ultra putzy! :-)
Here's the card deets - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
- Card stock: Marina Mist, Real Red, Water color paper
- Inks: Real Red classic ink, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive markers, StazOn, Bashful Blue marker, Night of Navy marker
- Stamps: Cherish Friendship, A Word for You
- Tools: paper snips, Crystal Effects, Stamp-a-majig
I couldn't leave without a picture of the sleeping Bailey. Now, Bailey is a very handsome, very regal, quite large, cat. However, he is, without a doubt, a big girls blouse. He loves soft things and has been known to be heard purring from two rooms away when he discovers a soft blanket, or warm sheets taken from the dryer! He also sleeps with his mouth open. I caught this picture of him last night. Can this be comfortable? Seriously?
He looks like an old floor mop :-) Sorry, Bailey :-)
Rach, you know I am still thinking about you, my friend! Prayers and hugs to everyone who needs a little lift today.
Have a wonderful Saturday. I hope it is a beautiful day for you, whereever you are.