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The Simple Things

Hi friends! How y'all doing? It's officially spring break for the boys so we're basically chill-axing, but next week things get real with the beginning of at least 4 weeks of home education. Not sure how I'll get them to do school work when I can barely get them to eat dinner. 😂

Since I know things are going to get hectic, I thought I'd get a jump on some of my April release stamping. But guess what?! Amid distractions from the boys, I pulled this set from the wrong bin and didn't realize until I was all done that it was part of the March release! LOL It is a gorgeous set and was definitely on my list to create with, though!

I've kind of been in a bit of a stamping funk lately. When I find myself with low creativity, I try to get back to basics to recharge. Here I went back to something I love to do... watercolor backgrounds.  I just played around with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors until I had a background I loved.  Next I stamped and colored the flower image from Dreams Will Blossom with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I added a few white gel pen accents and then cut with the coordinating Dreams Will Blossom Frame Cuts.

I embossed the sentiment in white over the watercolored background, then added a thin black mat and assembled everything together. It's a perfect little encouraging card to go with the Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #1.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are able to stop and look around and take in the small blessings all around us.

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kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Julee - love the black border - it really frames the main panel and makes it 'pop'.
This is one time am glad I am a grandma, and don't have to home school ... but as we are in total lock down as a nation, I am missing the grandies (who all live locally). At least we can video call, and they can do a walk past and chat over the front fence, 6 ft apart!
Stay safe

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a serene, elegantly lovely card - and a sentiment that rings truer for many folks today than perhaps ever before in their lives.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life