Happy New Year! It seems the older I get the faster the years fly by! Sometimes I can barely keep up! Hopefully, this year, I'll be a little better at keeping up with my blog. I've been making a few changes and hopefully, keeping up with my blog better will be one of the good changes!
The holidays were extremely busy around here. We had several family get-togethers and those are always BIG! There was baking, shopping, wrapping of gifts...and just the general holiday rush! I had to move the location of my tree this year...I'm thinking I like it in this spot. I also managed to make some cards. Unfortunately, I did not manage to get any Christmas cards mailed this year! (I'll have plenty for next year though.)☺
I've made a few cards that I can use as encouragement for a friend of mine who recently found out that she has breast cancer.
So, let's move on to the cards...
I believe this card is perfect for the LIM challenge. The last challenge of the year was to make a card with dimension...and here it is! I stamped the flowers on water color paper using a Penny Black stamp and a very light distress ink for stamping. I colored the images with Tombow markers and a little water on a brush. Then I cut around the edges of the image and popped on a white card base. The sentiment is from SSS. I colored some water color paper with the same color used for the blooms, then used the believe die to cut the sentiment. I cut several layers of the word so that It would be popped up off the card. The "all things are possible" is from the same stamp set.
This next card also has dimension on it...I used the Peony Swirls stamp from Altenew. I layered my stamping using masks, then after coloring with Copics, I cut around the image and popped it on the card base. The sentiment is from SSS.
I really love this PB stamp, so i used it again, only this time I stamped it on Bristol paper and colored it with Zig Clean Color brushes. I added a few Nuvo pearl drops.
I love this sentiment from SSS. I smooshed some distress inks on some card stock, then sprinkled a little water over it and blotted it with a paper towel. After making sure it was really dry, I stamped the SSS sentiment in Versafine black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also added a few faux stitches on each side of the panel.
I know this was a looooooong post...so thank you for sticking with me! Maybe if I keep up with my blog on a regular basis, my post won't be this long! ☺
As always, thanks so much for stopping in. I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!