Happy Friday! The sun is shining here in Northern Illinois, but man is it still COLD outside! Sometime next week we should reach the high 30’s so all of the snow will melt, but I am ready for Spring!
I had a hard time designing today. My mind has been churning over the Virtual Party I will be hosting tomorrow night. It will be my first one and I’m kind of nervous, even with all the videos being prerecorded. I wanted to share a photo of my desk when I can’t think of a design. Does yours look like this sometimes? All of the time? Mine is usually pretty tidy while I am working on a project. I bought my glass mat to help keep my workspace from getting too small while I work. Usually the only things on the mat are the elements I am going to use right then. But not today! I think I went through 2 or 3 color schemes before I decided on the one I used. I believe the mess of paper is hiding a full 6″x6″ DSP pack, LOL, not to mention all of the scraps I pulled out to use. The worst part is cleaning it up afterward, and hoping that I remember what color is what when I try to file it away in it’s proper hanging file folder. It’s not always easy to decided between Crushed Curry and Bumblebee! They are so similar.
Today’s card is a take on a card Demonstrators made during our OnStage @ Home conference last fall.
I knew I wanted to make a bright card today since the sun was shining into the room.
My card base is Calypso Coral measuring 8-1/2″x5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. I used a Basic White card front measuring 4″x5-1/4″ where I stamped the little butterfly stamp (I think those are butterflies, but may be dragonflies!) using Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral along the left edge. Followed by stamping the sentiment using Coastal Cabana on the bottom right corner.
Next I glued down my polka dot DSP from the Playing with Patterns 6″x6″ DSP pack, which measures 4″x1-3/4″. The two smaller rectangles measure 3-1/4″x1-1/4″ and were glued on using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Coastal Cabana rectangle was first stamped with the wing shadow stamp in Coastal Cabana and then I ran it through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give it a nice textured look. This was glued down using dimensionals as well.
Using a scrap piece of Basic White, I stamped the dragonfly in Calypso Coral then cut it out using the Dragonflies Punch. Before glue it down with dimensionals I added a bit of Wink of Stella to make it shimmer (if you look real close you can see it!). Next, I added the cute little clear gems, from the Flowers for Every Seasons Gem pack, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
And then, because I did not want the little guys feel left out, I sprinkled a few of them with Wink of Stella pen so they could shine too!
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