About two months ago when I published my first blog post, one of my cousins saw it and texted me, and said the sweetest things about it. She said that she’s incredibly happy that cardmaking brings me so much joy, and that I found such a loving community, and how I took the leap and created a blog even though I was worried that no one would read it.
Just the fact that she read my blog was enough, but that she took the time to send me such sweet and encouraging messages meant so much to me, I just HAD to make a card for her!
I made and sent this card to her a month ago but I was so busy with work (working almost 60 – 80 hour weeks the last two months 😦 ) I didn’t get a chance to write up the blog post. I decided to put work aside for a few minutes today and write this up. (Oh, and I know it doesn’t take very long to write up a blog post and stuff, but I’m obsessed with making things perfect and I knew that it would take me longer than a few minutes to do this – because I’d need to ensure that the language / grammar etc. is correct, and that I need some jokes (even if they’re bad ones) in there to entertain those who would read it, and that I put links to the products I used in case someone wants to purchase them, and that the pictures I have look okay, and that I have a corresponding post on my Instagram account, and a bunch of other things that I can’t think of right now. If I waited until I had a blog post that was perfect by my standards, I’d probably end up publishing it next year or never, so I figured I’d just do it! 🙂 I couldn’t really come up with any jokes myself today, so I’m gonna borrow from my other IG account where I letter funny things that I find online in memes etc. (Check out the account @LettersandLaughter if you’d like a good laugh 🙂 ) Here’s the funny: (it kinda relates to my work life right now. hahah!)
Anyhoo – back to the card!
My cousin’s favorite color is red, so I knew the card needed to have red in there somewhere. I not-so-recently bought the Hydrangea Petals Die from SSS, and I figured why not use it? I colored the die cuts with the red markers from Altenew’s Alcohol Markers (set A). I stamped the Reverse Polka Dot background with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and foam mounted it. I cut a wave from the bottom of the background and arranged the flowers along the wave. I used a while gel pen to draw the little lines and I used Glossy Pearls from Little Things From Lucy’s Cards. Aren’t they beautiful?! Oh, and the sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh – it’s the Everyday Sentiments stamp set. I can’t get over that handwriting!!! So beautiful!!!
After making the card, I realized that I wished the background was darker. I’d have been able to achieve that by embossing the background with clear or black embossing powder, but by the time I realized that, I had already assembled everything. 😦 But hey – lesson learned! Plus, my cousin liked and appreciated the card, so, mission accomplished! 🙂
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, or learned something from it, or found it helpful or useful or entertaining in some way. 🙂 Please do let me know your thoughts / questions. I love hearing from you!!! 🙂
Until next time (which might end up being 2 months later, LOL)!