Alaska Wild Rose growing in our wild yard
Wow, I guess it has been quite awhile since I've posted anything, my how time flies!! I haven't made any cards since early January, Ugh!! Now that the garden is IN (planted) and weeded (for now), I thought I could find a few minutes to play with my paper and stamps. It was either play or "work" to organize it all in my craft space in the process of cleaning house (groan). I follow many blogs almost daily plus I have a subscription to Scrap & Stamp magazine so I feel overloaded with ideas. When I sat down to play, my mind went blank! Ugh! To help me get in gear, give me alittle direction, I thought I'd try the weekly sketch over at Our Daily Bread Designs.
The paper and verse I used here is actually my second try at the sketch. I just could not force it with my paper and stamp choice the first time. This one I'm alittle more comfortable with tho it's not quite the oooooh factor of the cards submitted by others. But hey, it's a start for me! Besides, I got to play with my new paper, Spellbinders Nestie dies, new stamps from ODBD, and new Bow-Easy tool for making bows, whoo hoo!
I'm liking this Bow-Easy! I watched a couple of short videos to make sure I was interpreting the directions right, even after a few test bows. The larger, stiffer ribbon worked a little nicer than the 1/8" & 1/4" satin but I'll keep practicing! I couldn't seem to find just the right color or size brads around here at 11pm so I improvised. Hole punch and Glaze, and the paper used for matting the card : ) Hmmm, it could use some more glaze...
Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 3
Ink: Versafine-Vintage Sepia
Paper: Basic Grey-Wisteria collection
Tools: Spellbinders Std Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles, Bow-Easy, Ribbon-Organdy (Vanilla), Inkssentials Glossy Accents (glaze)