I've been in kind of a funk lately. I always get this way when I'm close to having some time off from work. I find myself not wanting to do anything! It's so strange because that's not like me at all! I work tonight and then during the day on Tues. Wed. and Thurs. Starting Friday I'm off for 10 days. Can't wait! I'm just staying at home,which is my favorite kind of vacation.
So I was barely able to create a card. It helps when you have new stamps. I love all the gorgeous cards in the Flickr pool, using the beautiful Engraved Flower! I was excited to ink it up. I stamped it using VersaMark, onto white cardstock and clear embossed the image. I took Wild Honey and Mustard seed Distress Inks, stamped them onto my craft sheet, then sprayed them with a mix of Perfect Pearls and water. Using a small paintbrush, I colored in the flower. The background is stamped with Old Letter Writing in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I am really loving the Hero Hues Layering Papers from Hero Arts! The colors are so yummy! I used Mandarin for the card base and also some Poppy for the scalloped, punched edges and sentiment tag.
Here is a close-up of the flower so you can see the shimmery effect of the Perfect Pearls. The gems are also from Hero Arts. . . Love! Looks so pretty in real life!
I'm planning on sending this to my friend, Martha. I told her NOT to visit my blog today. She lives in Georgia and I miss her so much! Been trying to send her a card every week since she moved. It really helps us stay in touch. Another example for the Hero Arts challenge this month.
Thanks for coming by today! Hope your Monday is more productive than mine!