Morning, y’all – it’s Finally Friday! And I’m glad. It’ll be nice to not have to think about the “real job” for a minute – I’ve sorta got my hands full fretting about Finn. Full Finn Fretting, if you will. It’s a full-time job, for certain sure. 😉
The card I made today is clean and simple – and made easy by the existence of the Climbing Orchid bundle – which includes the Orchid Builder Framelits! When I added a bunch of pink orchids to some Wood Textures DSP I got…well, take a look-see:
I borrowed the layout from the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
And I also played with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I went right down the right side.
I started simply – by Fast Fusing a piece of Wood Textures DSP to a Powder Pink mat for the card front.
I stamped several orchids with the Climbing Orchid stamp set – these are all two-step images – in Powder Pink on Whisper White. Then I cut them out with their matching die from the bundled Orchid Builder Framelits. I also stamped some little centers in Powder Pink and cut them as well.
I used Pear Pizzazz to stamp a few leaves and cut them with their dies.
With Sponge Daubers, I sponged the leaves with more Pear Pizzazz and each of the flowers and middles with Powder Pink.
I popped each of the flower middles onto a flower with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, which is also from the Climbing Orchid set, I stamped it in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White. Then I cut it with the larger banner die in the new Lakeside Framelits (available 1 June). I lightly sponged the edges of the banner with Powder Pink.
I layered all my pieces onto the card front, using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A few Pearl Basic Jewels finished off the card front.
On the inside, I stamped the smaller two-step Orchid in Powder Pink on a Whisper White panel. I also stamped it on a sticky note and fussy cut it to make a mask. I placed that over the stamped flower and added two Pear Pizzazz leaves.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Powder Pink mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another masked-off Climbing Orchid on the front…
…and I added a little more Wood Textures DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Pretty quick and simple to make – and I love how the pink Climbing Orchids look against the Wood Textures DSP, don’t you? I hope you like!
The Climbing Orchid stamp set and Orchid Builder Framelits are continuing on into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog – but…the bundle will be gone. Which means the 10% savings will be gone, too! So – if you love it, grab it now while you can save a little cash!
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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
The Lakeside Framelits will be available on 1 June! 🙂
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Powder Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner): Orchid Builder Die Cuts and Lakeside Framelits sentiment
Wooden Textures DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
Well, folks – on the road to recovery there are going to be some dips.
Today was kind of a big one.
We went for a walk this morning and things seemed pretty normal…
Then he came in with me and was quite happy to eat some of his food mixed with chicken and rice (he’s no fool) – and even ate his medicine.
And then…he started to wander around. And pace. And stand in corners just staring at…the corner.
Around lunch time I called the vet and he suggested a couple of Benadryl to help him relax. Which worked for a time.
I started to really take note of the fact that my lovely Aussie is….just that. A lovely Aussie. But right now – he’s not “Finn”.
He didn’t clean up the kitty food around the bowls. Didn’t try to lick the dishes in the dishwasher. Didn’t bring me one of his bones to hold for him to gnaw.
See what I mean? Decidedly. Not. Finn.
We went to see the vet in the afternoon – and…the answer is unclear. The brain is a complex thing. We’re not really sure what’s going on in there.
So – my vet is consulting with some veterinary neurologists to see if there’s anything we need to be doing that we’re not.
And we’re trying to be patient. It’s only been 4 days, after all. Surely time will return my Finn to me?
Y’all – send all the positive vibes and prayers you’ve got. He needs them. And so do I.