Monday, April 28, 2014

Bluebonnets for You!

Hello!  I have a card to share and a couple of photographs.  My friend from church, that purchases cards from me, asked me to make her some get well cards.  I will have a card a day to show you.  Last week, on my way to teach, I took the Bluebonnet trail near Ennis, and captured a couple of beautiful photos.  Inspired by those, I decided to stamp out a bluebonnet image for one of the cards that I needed to make.  Card first, and then photos ... enjoy!

I really wanted to showcase my bluebonnet image, so I did a tent card.  The idea was to make the fold-over card small, but when adding the main image, it would be as tall as an A2 card. I wasn't thinking about the correct size for the fold-over when I made it.  I realized after all the pieces were cut and added that my fold-over should have been larger. Because with my main image added, it is only 5" tall.  I couldn't put my main image any higher or it would have looked silly.  The solution would have been to remake the fold-over, but I decided to leave it, as is.  No one will even think about the card being smaller than norm.  The inside sentiment I used is "Find joy in everyday blessings".  This card doesn't say the actual words "get well" but it will work just fine for the occasion.

And how about those bluebonnet photos?  Awesome, huh?  They are not as filled in as they were a couple of years ago, before the drought that we have had, but they are close!  So pretty!  They just make me smile!

Paper - Plaid by Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy 6 x 6, Cardstock White, Blue
Stamps - Bluebonnet by Deadbeat Designs, Sentiment by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, inside Sentiment by Verve (not shown but talked about)
Ink - Memento Black (sentiments), Tombow Markers (directly on stamp and spritzed with water)

Tools - Spellbinders Classic Oval, Labels 20
Other - Ribbon by May Arts (colors ...perfect), Rhinestones by Queen & Co.

See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!


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