The rose of the old year withers away as the new bud begins to bloom. ~Terri Guillemets, "Withered," 2004
Well hello everyone ... Yup! It's me! Surprised?
I am ... LOL
I had some good intentions to keep this blog moving along pretty good but as the fates would have it, work has been ... um interesting ... trying to get back into the rhythm of everyone's idea of important and getting sick - still sick actually. Never fun.
Anyway ... I have been tinkering a bit in my craft room off and on and managed to get a couple cards done and of course, the battery on my camera was dead. Murphy's Law.
So here I am .... finally ... with a Birthday card I made for my Mom.
I just love this image from SandiSamples. One of my favorites that I have used several times.
This one I did in shades of yellow and gold. Not sure what made me do the background like I did, but I decided to play and then after it was all colored I scattered drops of alcohol onto the cardstock.
I used a die to trace around the image, then I cut it out by hand (gasp) ... only because the die is not designed with the placed right at the opening.
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
"Damask" embossing folder from Darice
Corner punch from Fiskars
"Labels 25" & "Romantic Rectangle" dies from Spellbinders
Pearls from Michaels
Ribbon & Bow from my stash
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