Before I talk about this card, I'd like to thank all those who have expressed get well wishes to me. I tell ya, stampers have the kindest souls!! I'm slowly getting my energy back. I don't know what Michelle put in my coffee at CHA, but it sure knocked me out!! LOL My DH says I just work myself into a frenzy and when it's all said and done, my body says "enough"!! He's probably right. *grin*...anyway...I'm doing much better. Thanks for your kindness.
Now, for the real reason you're here. I'm so excited about this card. There are 3 firsts for me on this small palette. One, a new image by Flourishes. Michelle gave this gorgeous Clouds image while at CHA. Isn't it fabulous????? I know it will come in handy often. I just inked it up with Aegean Blue VersaMagic Chalk Ink and stamped it onto Kraft cs. EASY and beautiful. I framed it with the Labels 6 Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders) because the shape looked a bit like a cloud to me.
The second new thing for me, is pleating. I've never tried it before. I can be quite intimidated with new techniques because I'm a perfectionist. If I can't get it right in one or two tries, the frustration sends me into a tail spin...LOL It was actually quite fun and easy. I'm really happy with the results. And it was on the first try...WHEW!!
Third, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the Labels 6 Nestabilities Frame. I tried to pick up the shimmer, but was quite unsuccessful. At least you can see a slight color variation. I got to play with some new spray inks at CHA and loved them. Michelle will be carrying some soon in her Stamper's Dream store too!! Fun Stuff!!
The darling bird is from Maya Road's Bird's with Cages mini chipboard set. What a charming variety of birds. Love 'em!! This little guy is covered with My Mind's Eye dp from both Life Stories Collections. In fact, all the paper is from those two collections, and the base is Kraft.
Finally, I used a Marvy punch in the corner, an EK Success border punch, the ribbon is Making Memories, the buttons are PTI, and I used Ivory Burlap String on the buttons. The sentiment is also Flourishes and comes in the Gerber Daisies set. It was stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean.
That's it for today ya'll!! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!
Happy Stamping Everyone!!