I thought it was time to do a blogpost that wasn’t triggered by needing to make an entry to a Bloghop. This card is just for fun.
Even though we kicked 2020 out as fast as we could, the fight is not over with Covid 19. Anyone celebrating a birthday right now still has to dial it back a notch, as we race to get everyone vaccinated. I think this card speaks to the times, and yet offers a laugh for anyone celebrating a big milestone birthday right now.
I am trying to catch up to my goal of posting a card for every day of the bloghop. I just don’t have any energy left after work on Mondays and Tuesdays to post cards. We (staff at the scrapbook store) are all very grateful that the store is thriving in these trying times but I do come home exhausted. What that means is that I will probably have three blog posts today!
For today’s card, I wanted to feature a sentiment die that I got from Stamplorations (thanks again Sherry Russ) as a prize in the last bloghop. I paired it with one of my favourite coffee Images from the Sponsored by Coffee stamp set from Picket Fence. The background was made using a Coffee Stencil from Casual Fridays that I also won in a previous bloghop. I put all these elements together on a mini slimline cardbase which is becoming very popular.
Here is the card:
Today’s video was presented by Julie Ebersole. The theme of the video was “no coloring” (colouring if you are Canadian like me). I like colouring images, but realise it is time-consuming for sure.
I managed to “kill two birds with one stone” as I wanted to use this Picket Fence stamp set called Peony Bouquet because it was still sitting in my “new” drawer and because I could use it as a sample card at the store where I work and because it fits today’s theme very well. So ok, that is “three birds with one stone” but you get my drift.
The Monday challenge on Simon Says Stamp this week is foiling. They are featuring Gina K Designs and I have lots of her great products. Sadly, I did not bring any of her foil products to Phoenix. I did, however, acquire quite a few “hot foil” products while down here so I am going to enter the challenge using those.
I think that foiling is particularly suited to sympathy cards. On sad occasions, it is not “about the card”, it is about the person we are missing and foiled cards always manage to look elegant without taking over.
The dandelion in this card is from Picket Fence and the sentiment is from Spellbinders.
I had a boo boo on this card as I hovered the Heidi Swapp gold spray over the card one second too long after dripping on some dandelion fluff. This resulted in a spot of faint gold where I did not want it, but the card was too nice to throw away.
This will be my last card for the bloghop as I have been called into work today. I just received this background stamp from Picket Fence Studios and I wanted to use it. I had bought their ghost stamp for Halloween that says “Let’s get sheet faced together”. As it turned out, I never found the time to make the card and send it to the person I had in mind for it. I didn’t want the same thing to happen with this stamp………………………………….so here it is………………………fresh from my mailbox.
The sentiment is from Verve Stamps, a company that I only knew about through them being a sponsor on the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I bought a number of their stamps on a close out sale.
The main coffee cup is from a recent Hero Arts Kit. I had hoped to make more cards from this multi-image kit, but maybe next blog.