Thinking Spring

ChristyUncategorized3 Comments

Is easy to do here in NorCal. Not to brag, but the weather has been GORGEOUS. We had to turn the AC on the other day.

Sadly, I haven’t had much chance to enjoy the outdoors, thanks to the fact that this kidney stone just won’t go away. I will say that I’m lucky the pain hasn’t been worse. Compared to what I’ve experienced in the past, this has been quite manageable. Still, the pain is there, and it’s just exhausting to hurt all the time. Anyway, enough bitching. On the bright side, I get to wear jammie pants all day. That is a pretty big bright side.

Anyway, I made this card so I could enjoy a little bit of sunshine inside the house. I used the Flower Quartet from Hambo Stamps. Instead of coloring them with Copics, I decided to have a little bit of fun with my alcohol inks. So I stamped them on glossy paper and “colored” with the ink blending tool and blending felt. It’s a less precise, blotchier look, but I like it. It’s shiny.

The background paper, as usual, is from my stash. I’m really chipping away at my collection, though, which is a good thing. Soon enough, I’ll have to start buying paper again, and then I’ll actually know where it comes from.

Note: Polka dots are hard to work with, because they show every flaw in spacing and alignment. They’re cute though, so it’s worth it.

Card Recipe:
Solid Cardstock: Sizzix Little Sizzles – Brights
Patterned Paper: From my stash
Glossy Paper: Ranger
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Alcohol Inks: Meadow, Citrus, Red Pepper, Cranberry, Raisin, Eggplant, Purple Twilight, Cool Perl, Denim, Stream, Pool, Lemonade; Gold and Pearl Mixatives
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint (on edges of solid cardstock)
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Scotch ATG
EK Success 3D Dots

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