Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gratitude!! (first blog post)

Hello to you, and thank you for visiting my little page in blogland. I have finally started and now able to check off one of my new years resolutions! haha I know it is little late for that and almost time to start thinking of the coming years goals. My hesitation to hold a blog was I didn't have the time to commit one to twice a week; owning a bar, four kids under the age of 6, house, husband, and try to find any time for myself was next to impossible. SO for my fist post I have a card for you!
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base and cut my leaf edger on card front. next I embossed a die to the center of front and cut out various leaves and branches. I used my smallest circle dies to use as a layout for swag. I cut out my sunflower and flourishes behind it. glued some glass glitter to center of sunflower. stamped my sentiment and put the swag together, placed it slightly off center to expose embossed image. I then stamped an image around the corners. for the inside I cut out some designer paper and placed it on the bottom to give some contrast to card front. cut out a sunflower and added some leaves and branches and place in corner. Then I added the sentiment and stamped image above and below. Added an to oval to add own writing. Being this card cannot stand on it's own I added a piece to the back so it can stand on own. (I will have a tutorial on that next week)! I was inspired by SN 146- leaves and am putting this in the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge 157 -give thanks. Thanks for looking Card Ingredients: card stock- Crumb cake, mellow moss (last of my stash(so sad-does any one know of a close color?)) early espresso, so saffron, more mustard, very vanilla, and pool party, dsp- spice cake (SU retired) Ink- crumb cake and early espresso Stamps- Day of gratitude (SU) and Sunny Harvest (power Poppy) Dies- all dies are Cheey Lynn: Circle stackers xl (smallest) Circls silver stacker L (smallest) Oval Silver stackers M (3rd from smallest) Lace corner deco E Florance Filigree doily dimensional small leaves 1 flourish leaf strip leaf edger (antlers) Fancy Deer Pine branches Sentiment frames 2 Sunflower Wreath strip sm and md angel wing easel (for stand)