Mornin’, y’all! I hope this find you safe and sound after yesterday’s wild weather in so many parts of the country! We got rain.
And more rain.
And then wind.
Our pond overflowed the spillway. Got some water in the basement. But – overall, could have been much worse.
Finn’s day was messed up. I didn’t get up as usual, cuz I felt like crap. He went to feed with his dad in the morning, but they couldn’t go on their run cuz it was freakin’ pouring. He did spend a little time outside playing when we had a weather break. And we were able to give him an evening run. But…the whole schedule was just…messed up! 🙁
I parked the golf cart at the end of the walk in preparation for the last “do” on the horses. Mr. Finn didn’t want to come in with us – the night was lovely after the rain moved out. This is what I found when I went back to check and see if he was ready to grace us with his presence.
My card for today is a card you could give for any reason or “just because”! It uses a new stamp set – this is my first time playing with the pretty Swan Lake set. My friend Jari did a card the other day using the Annual Catalog Blooms & Bliss DSP – reminding me how pretty that paper is, so I used a little of it, too. Take a look-see:
My card layout is from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week – I just turned it on its side.
I started with some of the Island Indigo and Mint Macaron paper from Blooms & Bliss, SNAILing it on a Mint Macaron mat. Then I adhered a Lace Doily with the Whisper White side up, using some dabs of Liquid Glue.
Then there’s another Mint Macaron panel and another piece of Blooms & Bliss, all SNAILd to the card front.
For my art work, I pulled out the Swan Lake stamp set and, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, stamped the floral arch across the top of my Whisper White panel in Sahara Sand. It’s lightly colored in with Stampin’ Write Markers in Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and So Saffron.
I added the Swan Lake sentiment in Island Indigo.
The swan and swan-lings (?) are stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Then I made a sticky note mask of both images, and used them to add the cattail image “behind” the swans in Sahara Sand.
Then I lightly colored the images with Stampin’ Write Markers in Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand and Island Indigo.
On the inside, I added the cattail image to a Whisper White panel in Sahara Sand and colored it lightly. And added a second Swan Lake sentiment in Island Indigo.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Swan Lake cattail on the front (I love this little image!)…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for middle DSP panel); 2 7/8
x 3 7/8″ (mat for art panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);
Blooms & Bliss DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (second DSP panel); envelope flap
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