Happy Monday! haha. If that isn't an oxymoron I don't know what is.
I spent my weekend working, shopping for the house, and planning Nathan's birthday party. I can't believe he is going to be two. TWO!! How can it be that it seems like we just got him but that we never lived without him at the very same time?! Man, feelings are weird.
He's desperately in need of a hair cut but I'll share a snapshot anyway because quite frankly if you never had a toddler running around who was a month over due for having a trim we can't be friends. I'm too disorganized for you I promise.
We are doing a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme for his party. Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog! Yeah, we watch A LOT of Mickey.
Alright card time.
I was feeling a little meh in the card arena but I knew I wanted to make a card for a friend who has recently achieved a crafty goal she had set. I'm so excited for her. You guys will be too once the cat is out of the bag. :)
After messing around and getting no where I started perusing challenges. And then I found three. I pretty much never enter a card into multiple challenges but they all fit so whatevs. This is happening.
The first one I started with was CASology's cue card Ombre.
Basically, because who doesn't love ombre? I mean it's gorgeous.
Then I saw my girls over at A Blog Named Hero are rocking the One Layer Challenge. That's my jam yo! Hero Arts, One Layer, Oh yeah baby. I'll even buy you dinner and a movie before we go park ;) I'm generous like that.
The last challenge is Simon Says Stamp's Clean and Simple. See how they all make friends?
Ready, Set, Card!
Yes I know those are poinsettias. No I don't care that it's spring. They are pretty dang it. I'm using them.
I stamped and masked my flowers and leaves. I left all the masks in place then used the diagonal stripes stencil from My Favorite Things along with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to get my ombre. I removed all the masks and colored with my copics. Outline the image and add some white details. I really wanted to use that super fun glitter paper because I personally believe all cards need glitter. Except maybe funeral cards, glitter may be in poor taste. Unless of course it's my funeral, then by all means glitter it up! I used the Hero Arts Congrats die to do some in lay work. The rest of the sentiment belongs to the same stamp set. Add a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and done. Bam!
For feeling meh at the start of the night I'm super stoked about how it turned out. I hope my friend is too :)
Thanks for visiting!!