Enjoying your weekend I hope. I'm an working but for once I don't mind.
Personal side note here: I have worked as a Police/Fire/EMS dispatcher for over ten years. The city I work for has decided to regionalize. We are being fired. Oh wait, according to the city's attorney it's not fired ,don't say the F word, our positions are being abolished. See, doesn't that sound so much better? Anyway, as of next June we are all out on our unemployed booties.
We saw this coming so I had applied for a state level job back in May.
I just found out I got the position which is wonderful and I am grateful. So grateful but also sad. I have worked here for so long and I truly love it. Now there is such little time left. It just makes me sad.
I read something once that said something like if you won't walk out the door yourself God has no problem shoving you out the window. I'm being shoved out a window here. I'm going to try and embrace it.
On a happier note let's get to the card for today shall we?
Over at CAS-ology the cue card is:
I was super inventive and used three colors to create my card. Yep, that's me really pushing the interpretational boundaries ha! Then my three colors ended up looking like 4 anyway so whatever. I'm just going to show you the card now ;)
Yeah so this card started out as a completely different idea. I colored some white card stock with ripe persimmon, mustard seed, and salty ocean. In order to try to blend the yellow and blue I obviously made green. Then when I cut the die it was very little blue and a whole lotta green. Originally I cut the Hero Art's Renaissance Heart Die out of the colored panel and a white panel with the intention of only using the white outline to do a die cut inlay.
Then something kind of wonderful happened.
I was picking up random pieces and placing them in but they started to build this kind of swirl design inside the heart and I LOVED it!! I decided I had all these white pieces anyway so I'd just go with the swirl and fill in the rest of the heart with the white.
Then I almost ruined the whole thing.
For the sentiment I wanted to stamp directly over the die cutting. The whole time I was like "Oh Lord Jesus please don't let me ruin this card." I stamped it. I picked the block up off the card. I yelled "Whatdidyoudo?!?!"
Seriously bad scene in the craft room. ha! It was all uneven and ugly. Of course it was uneven. I STAMPED ON DIE CUTS! Fortunately, I was able to use a black pen to fill it in and salvage it. Oh yeah, the sentiment is from Messages with Flourish I just didn't ink the pretty flourish part. I added two strips of black, some enamel dots, and of course I stickled the colored die cuts :) The card survived. Praise the Lord :)
Thanks for suffering through this long random post (ha!) and for stopping by!!