Happy Wednesday! Today has been an interesting Ash Wednesday. We went to Mass to receive our ashes and they sprinkled them on the tops of our heads. Another ritual changed for COVID, but hopefully not a permanent one. I am thankful I was able to go to Mass though. It has been, what feels like ages, since I have been. The only time I worried was when we had to line up for the ashes as people were lining up with less than 6 feet between them. Being high risk is getting to be a pain, but I am seriously thankful for all of my friends and family who take great care when they are with me.
Right now is a time to show you care for everyone you meet. This month I have mailed out 30 “Smiles” so far. Even though I cannot be out and about, or work, it does not stop me from making people feel good, if only for a moment. It is a moment they might never have had had it not been for my card in the mail!
Today’s project will reflect kindness by way of thanks. There are so many people who need to be thanked. Saying thank you does not take much, and you never know how much it could mean to someone. Your sincere thank you could be the one they remember for a lifetime.
To start out, my card base (Misty Moonlight cut to 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″) was stamped with the small background stamp in the set using Misty Moonlight ink. Simply stamp around the edges of the card front. I like it best when the images fall off of the paper. I have a clean piece of copy paper underneath to catch any wayward butterflies.
I have not made a Dahlia Fold Card in a while. I used a smaller circle from the Layering Circles dies this time. The Dandy Garden DSP looks beautiful when folded like this! I was pleasantly surprised how the backside of the Bumblebee DSP turned out. I keep chastising myself about not liking the “weeds” in this paper, but look at the wonderful cards I have made with this DSP this week!
You can see it better in the first picture, but I used the Scripty 3D Embossing folder on the Basic White before using the Stitched So Sweetly large rectangle die to make my card front. I glued that down using Foam Adhesive Strips. I also used the Foam Adhesive Strips to tack down my Dahlia. Since I like dimension, I used one lonely Stampin’ Dimensional to attach my dragonfly. The dragonfly was stamped in Misty Moonlight onto Basic White, and then punched out using the Dragonflies Punch.
Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using Misty Moonlight again, but this time onto Bumblebee Cardstock. Then I used a smaller Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die to cut it out. I also used Foam Adhesive Strips on this so it wouldn’t be so flat compared to the rest of the card.
I wanted to add some bling, but after looking at it for a bit, I decided it was fine just as it was. What do you think? Like I told my Stampahowlics team leader, “Sometimes I surprise myself!” I really love this card, and I hope you do too!
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