Happy Sunday, friends! The boys had a friend's birthday party yesterday with a bounce castle and they jumped their little hearts out. They had so much fun that I actually got a little time to play in the studio last night, since they fell asleep a little early. Bonus!
I didn't really have a plan to start out, but wanted to make a simple encouragement/sympathy card for my stash. It seems like I'm always needing these and never have anything ready. This came together so quickly, I think I have a go to quickie card design now. Love the amber fields!
I started by stamping the taller leaf spray from the new Potter's Clay stamp set across the bottom edge in tip top taupe. Next I sponged a little tip top taupe across the bottom edge, then moved to the sky. I used tumbled glass, sponging about 1/3 of the way down, then followed that with broken china, sponging only about the top half of the tumbled glass area. Next I went in with some scattered straw in the middle section, and blended fossilized amber down from that into the stamped area for a warmer glow.
Next I cut the larger cloud from the Partly Cloudy Die Set and used it as a stencil to sponge broken sky all around the sky area, giving a super easy swirly cloudy effect. I finished with the sentiment in Early Espresso, a bit of vintage photo all around the edges and a yellow taffeta ribbon.
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Stamps: Potter's Clay (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white cardstock
Ink: tiptop taupe, early espresso (SU!), fossilized amber, scattered straw, tumbled grass, broken china, vintage photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Partly Cloudy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), taffeta ribbon (SU!)
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