Monday, January 30, 2017

You Are Totally Fabulous Card

Today's card is another for the Ellen Hutson The Classroom Pin Sights Challenge 
Here is the inspiration picture for this challenge:

I used stamps from Ellen Hutson Essentials By Ellen clear stamp sets Lovely and Mondo Hydrangea.  TheTotally fabulous dies are Essentials By Elllen also.
I embossed the card panel background using the We Are Memory Keepers quilt embossing folder.  I stamped the flowers onto vellum, embossed them, and colored them Aqua with my markers, then attached them to the panel with glue dots.  I stamped 'you are' onto an aqua scrap,and die cut 'totally' beside it.  This die is unique, in that it cuts out the letters but leaves the bottom of each letter attached to the strip, so you can pull the letters up for dimension and a surprise element.  I lined the back with a strip of the gold for a little extra dimension.  Here is a close-up of the detail of these fabulous dies! Pun intended....

The bitty hearts are from a die by Impression-Obsession.  A strip of gold along the edge finishes off my card.

I had a busy day today.  Monday is a 'gym day,' so hubs and I did our work-outs, then ran a few errands.  We are caring for our elderly neighbor, getting her going in the morning, giving her meds and breakfast, and helping her get dressed for the day, so we did that.  I decided today was a good day to make some home-made tomato sauce.  And I'm also on a simplifying/cleaning/sorting/getting rid of 'stuff' mood, so we have been working on that for a few days.  Phew, I'm tired.  But before I retire for the evening, I wanted to make at least one card, and write my blog post.

 I am glad you stopped by today.  Thank you for your comments.  I hope you are keeping warm, and finding time to be creative in your little corner of the world!