"She was occupied in her cat world, of all existences most secret and, no doubt, delightful."
Sorry I haven't been on here very much the last couple of weeks. I've still been feeling very tired and getting my BP meds, that were out of whack, all adjusted. I have had zero energy.....even for crafting, unfortunately. (Hey, you know I am tired, when I can't even craft!!! Ha!)
Today, I have a card to share that I made for this week's Unity Friends with Flair. I wanted to make a card with my new Unity grab bag stamps I received this week from GIU, but didn't get that far. So, instead, I used a lovely image I already had stamped in my stash from the Unity Itty Bitty - Beautiful.
I am also using the color palette from the current Waffle Flower Challenge. I love the fresh, clean look of these colors!!
As I mentioned, I already had this pretty bird image all stamped and ready to use in my stash. I had used a rainbow pad for the color bands and heat embossed it with clear powder.
I like stamping an extra image or two when I am making a project so I can use the one I like the best. If the others turn out well, too, I save them for making quick cards.....like this one!
I resisted the urge (and it was a strong one!) to dry emboss my layers together, but decided to go with a very smooth look for this card. I also resisted the urge to ink the edges of my layers because I wanted to keep this looking very clean and bright.
I will let you in on a dirty little secret about me and heat embossing: my powders always get bits of stuff in them. I think it's because I do so much craziness with them.....mixing and layering them for my molten backgrounds and double embossing. Anyway, I find bits of glitter and other stuff in my powders. These little alien bits become very obvious when I use clear powder.....and I am sometimes aghast at the artifacts I discover....usually after the fact!! This image had a few uninvited items permanently embossed into it, so I resorted to my usual fix: my white gel pen. This image has enough white streaks and spots in its design that a few extra dots from my pen are not easily detected.
Here's a close-up of my stamped and embossed image. What do you think?
Hope you enjoyed my spring card. I also hope to be back in the game a little more in the next few days with another card or two!
Right now, JoAnn.com has most of their papercrafting supplies on sale for 50% off!!! PLUS......they have a coupon code for 25% off your entire online or in-store purchase!!! (Coupon good through Mar. 15.) That discount more than makes up for shipping for most orders.....or goes right off the top for you lucky gals who have a JoAnn nearby and can shop in-store. Oh, do I love great sales at JoAnn.com???? Oh, yes....I sure do!!!
Ding, ding, ding!!! NEW FOLLOWER INTRODUCTION TIME!!!!
I have some new followers to introduce to everyone today. Yay!!!
KT Fit Kitty of KT Fit Kitty (interesting how that works!) is not only one of the most prolific cardmakers around, but she also loves cats and includes a kitty image on almost every card she makes!!! LOVE that!!! I am always inspired by her delightful cards and I am thrilled that she has chosen to become a follower here. Maybe we really should get a cat blog hop organized, sometime, as someone suggested recently!!
By the way, KT has a giveaway on her blog right now celebrating 250 followers!! Woohoo!! Congratulations!!!
Deadline to enter is Mar. 31.
KT, thanks so much for becoming a follower. This ginormous new-follower smile is for you!!
I hope I haven't missed anyone! If I missed introducing you, please leave your info in a comment so I can do the honors!!!
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments. They encourage me like crazy....especially when I'm not feeling all that great!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Friends with Flair - Mar. 13
2. Waffle Flower Challenge - Mar. 9-22
3. Wow! Embossing Powder March 2015 Challenge - Mood Board - Spring
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is for.....Bird, Beautiful