I have not been diligent about blogging lately. I’m trying to figure out this house and get things settled in it so that it feels more like a home. We are also gearing up to put lights in the ceiling in my studio, so I’m packing up the goodies I just unpacked to make room for a little mess. Yes, I know, crazy, there’s not much out to put away.. just boxes and my main workspace to cover with plastic. Hopefully the lighting project will go quickly!
I wanted to share a couple of cards I made last summer but have not shared here yet. I might have shown them on FB, but I can’t remember and I am too lazy to go scroll through 6 months of posts. hehe. AND, I realize it is Valentine’s day, but I haven’t had much time to think about Valentines’ing… (though I did make some fun googlie eye cards with my Cub Scouts) lol… so these will have to do today.
I love water coloring with reinkers… I did that with this first card. Stamps are from Sweet N’ Sassy Stamps, paper is kraft brown from MME and inexpensive watercolor paper from Michael’s.
This second card is my favorite in a while. I used Tim Holtz stamps and distress inks layered on with an InkBlok and foam pad. I really love the sunset effect behind the “umbrella dude”. Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment is stamped in a Distress Ink (I can’t remember the exact color). I buffed the edges of the card with a Walnut colored Distress Ink to age it up a bit. Metals are embellishments from CTMH, not a lot of “bling” on this card because it went to a guy friend of mine and I didn’t think he’d want sparkle… tee hee.
I love the sentiment on this card. Don’t wait for the storms to pass you by. Live your life. Seek joy by dancing in the rain, even if it’s just stomping in some puddles :)
Get out there and dance in the rain… or in my case, snow.