Sorry I've been so quiet here on my blog the past few weeks - Christmas preparations at home and school and being hit by a couple of nasty viruses pushed my blog to the back burner for some time. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas with your family and loved ones. I know I did - it was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable Christmases I can remember.
My card today uses a beautiful floral image from Sweet and Sassy Stamps' Poppies and Greetings stamp set. Oh how I adore Korin's floral and bird stamp sets - they are so beautiful and the sentiments she includes are so elegant and filled with Scripture.
I stamped the poppies image in Memento ink on PaperTrey Ink's white card stock and colored with Copics. Then, I tore around the entire image and ran it through my Big Shot using the aida cloth impression plate from PTI. To finish off the edges, I shaded them a bit with a light brown Colorbox chalk ink.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set - I used a tiny label die cut from PTI and then shaded it a bit with the same light brown chalk ink.
Stamps: Poppies and Greetings (SNSS)
Ink: Memento and Colorbox
Card stock: PTI solid; October Afternoon patterned
Other: PTI Impression plates: aida cloth and woodgrain; Copics; Black sharpie; SU fabric button; Twinery gold shimmer twine; sewing machine; PTI label die
I used PTI's woodgrain impression plate for the card front and stitched the patterned paper to it with my trusty sewing machine.
As a final touch, I added several rows of The Twinery's BEAUTIFUL new gold shimmer twine. Oh, how I love the new shimmer twines we have now! Have you seen them yet? Check them out here! You can pick up a sampler pack of them too - 15 yards each, if you don't know if you want the whole roll.
Now, before I go I have to make sure you heard about Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' big end of the year sale going on now. 15% off the entire store - no coupon code necessary!
Have a great rest of your day and thanks so much for checking in on me today!