How long has it been since I posted, again?!

I’ve been paying for this WordPress subscription since I began (maybe 1.5 years ago?), and I have 3 posts. <Shame!> I thought about it and realized why it’s been hard for me to get back into posting.

  1. Because I’m in the software field and I’m on my computer all day. Getting back on to do yet another activity on my laptop fills me with dread sometimes, and other times, I’m just lazy.
  2. Because I have the perfectionist + procrastination condition that makes me want things to be perfect, and I push it to a later date so that I can post it when perfect. Haha!
  3. Because my boyfriend’s sweet kitty sits / curls up on me for hours and I experience feline paralysis (can’t move until she’s done with her nap). LOL!

I know, these seem like excuses, but I swear, it’s true!!!

Anyway, moving on to the actual post… I made a card for a colleague for her b’day. I really feel like something’s missing in this card. I can’t figure out what it is. I took a while and couldn’t come up with anything so off it went. Please let me know your thoughts on how I could have made this better. I’d love to hear your suggestions!

So, I used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Violet Brocade and colored the balloons on some Koh-i-noor watercolor paper, and then did the inlay technique to put in the balloon parts onto the card base (made of Neenah / Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock). I covered the balloons with some glossy accents. I used Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and one of the lavender colors which I can’t remember right now. (Sorry!) and coated the sentiment (from MFT Stamps) with some Wink of Stella. Then, I scattered some Studio Katia clear rhinestones around the balloons.

Easy peasy!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! 🙂 I’ll try to keep this going. 🙂

Author: Stamp All The Things!

Hi there! Thank you for visiting! My name is Sphoorti. I know it's a hard name, so you can call me "Sporty", which is what a lot of people do (LOL). When I was in school, I'd know when the teacher was about to call on my name because he/she would pause and start saying, "I know I'm going to butcher this name...." Haha! I'd change my name to make it easier for everyone, but I love its meaning in my native language, which is "inspiration". I'm originally from South India, but I currently live near Los Angeles, CA and have been in the US for around 15 years (4 of which were when I was a teenager). When I was a teenager, I used to make my own cards. By "cards", I mean pieces of printer paper folded in half with confetti and stickers glued onto them, and sentiments written out with Gelly Roll pens. I'm not sure why I stopped (might have had something to do with my family moving back to India around that time), but in December 2016, I rediscovered the wonderful world of cardmaking and have been in love and hooked ever since! I was drawn to all the card drives that companies / other people have (for example, the Caring Hearts Card Drive (by Vera Yates), and the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive), and have been spending a lot of my free time mass producing cards for them. Oh, and I just came across a new card drive called Cards for Little Hearts, and it's for the Nationwide Children's Hospital who are looking to send Birthday and Graduation cards to patients and I can't wait to start making cards for them as well. My day job is in Software - I'm a consultant. Not sure how I ended up here either, because my original dream was to become a pilot, but when I took the introductory course, I learned that my feet wouldn't reach the pedals because I'm too short. So, there went that dream! (I'm 5' tall in case you're wondering. :) ) My future goals as far as cardmaking goes include having my own YouTube channel, and also designing my own stamps (for which I'll need to learn new tools such as Adobe Illustrator - you'd think I know how to use this tool already being in the software field, but nope!). I've had a number of good ideas but I'm still looking into how to go about making / selling stamps. Oh, and one my goals was to start my own blog, and it looks like I'm about to reach that goal right now. Yay!

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