Hello my friends! I have to say that I feel kind of bad that I have been complaining about the smoke. It was really bad here again but I am very thankful that we are not in any danger. The rain we had on the weekend has hopefully helped. My heart goes out to those that have been affected by the fires.
Today's card was made for a friend of mine who fell and is in hospital on complete bed rest. I met this friend about 10 years ago at my very first card class session at SLR which is Seniors Learning in Retirement. Another friend convinced me to volunteer to teach a class there and it was a huge success. So this lady who was taking my class ended up coming to pretty much every class I have ever done and became a good friend. She moved away a few years ago but has continued to be both a great friend and a supporter of my classes. I hope she heals quickly and gets back on her feet really soon. She is very creative and loves making cards so this is probably very hard for her.
I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. I wanted to do this technique when I got this bundle but I just never got around to it until today. After embossing my cardstock I used sponge daubers to add colour to the raised parts of the embossed images. I used Fresh Freesia and So Saffron to colour the flowers and Granny Apple Green and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I love how adding the colour to the embossed images makes them pop! I used sponge daubers to apply my ink rather than the Blending Brushes as I found I had more control on the smaller areas with the sponge dauber.
I layered this embossed/coloured piece onto a mat of Basic Black and then added that to a mat of Fresh Freesia. I wrapped some White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around these pieces and tied it into a bow. I then adhered all of this to a Basic White Thick card base. I originally planned on using the Fresh Freesia ribbon which is where I got my colour choices from but when I put that ribbon on the card, I didn't like how it looked. I was much happier with the white ribbon.
I stamped my sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set using Black Staz On ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut this out using the label die from the Meadow Dies set. I attached this to my card front using dimensionals.
There was something missing on the card so I added a butterfly that I cut from some Basic Black cardstock using the Brilliant Wings Dies set.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. Have you ever tried this technique? It is fairly easy to do but adds a big wow factor to your card. Give it a try and share your outcomes with me. You can email me pictures of what you have made. I would love to see them. I think that is one of the things I miss the most about not getting together in person. Every month I gave a challenge to everyone and I looked forward to seeing what everyone made.
To my friend, if you are up to reading this, I am sending you a big hug and lots of healing thoughts. Get better soon!!
Stay well and keep creating!