I misplaced a memory yesterday … I’d had it all week, but on the one day when I planned to use it, it did a disappearing act. Was my brain too full of other stuff to recall it? Mmm, nothing new there then. Was I distracted by the sight of the blue sky and sunshine for the first time in a week? Perhaps, but probably not. Maybe it was the excitement of getting the housework done? Huh, as if. Anyway, misplaced it was until today when it reappeared … so I thought I’d share it with you, a day late … My Papercraft World is a year old!
In the last twelve months, I’ve been so fortunate to ‘meet’ such a worldwide group of lovely crafters … talented, inspiring, supportive and generous people who make up our crafty community. And that’s not all … within that group of lovely crafters, I’ve also had the chance to become friends with some of the sweetest, most encouraging and loving people you could hope to meet … I consider myself truly blessed to be in such company. So to everyone, for everything, thank you from the bottom of my heart :). Here’s a card to say so …
I was inspired here by a number of challenges. At Muse, Marion Vagg has given us a richly coloured floral card, and at CASE Study, where it’s my first time playing along, Kathy Racoosin is the muse. I’ve not played along at CAS-ual Fridays since having my time away on the renovation, so it’s good to be back with the theme of ‘Fall Colours and a Leaf’, and finally, I’m submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where we’ve to use something from the store … I used The Alley Way Stamps‘ Petal Pushers and Awesome Blossom.
The flowers and leaves were stamped, coloured with Promarkers, trimmed out and mounted on a polka dot embossed panel using different depths of foam dots. I stamped the sentiment, added the gingham bow, fixed the panel to some orange/gold DP and adhered it all to a textured card base with rounded bottom corners. I’d really appreciate some advice about embossed backgrounds and stamping … is it better to stamp then emboss or to emboss then stamp? I did the latter, but flattened the dots beforehand and ‘refilled’ them afterwards to get a crisp finish … p’raps it would’ve been better to do the former in the first place! What do you do?
I’d like to say hello this evening to Tonilea .. a new non-blogging but Pinterest-ing friend … you’re very welcome along … and thank you 🙂 I’d also like to say thank you so much to my fellow players at Muse last week, for the Honourable Mention for my rainbow roofed house card!
I’ll be back shortly with my last card of the weekend … thanks so much for coming by, as ever, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂