Hello friends and happy Monday! Welcome back from the weekend! I hope all you mother's out there spent a day being celebrated, thanked and cherished for the special women that you are. My mom is my best friend and I am so grateful for her every single day.
On Friday I mentioned that I was going to take a break from painting over the weekend and spend it in my craft room, but, unfortunately that didn't happen. You see, I only had one bedroom left to paint and I just wanted to be done with this whole $#@#$*& project, so, instead of spending the weekend crafting as I had hoped, I painted. And primed. And taped. And cleaned. And then, I finally put my house back together again. But, I am happy to say that that project is finally done! In four weeks and one day I have painted our entire house - bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms, stairwells, hallways, baseboards and ceilings! I N-E-V-E-R want to see a paintbrush again! While I am utterly exhausted, I couldn't feel more proud and accomplished for completing this massive project. I am also beyond ready to return to a "normal routine" where my evenings are spent in my craft room and NOT at Home Depot!
Today's card will be the last of my "I made this month's ago" cards because I hope to be back in my craft room very soon sharing fresh new ideas and products with you. I have recently purchased some of the latest spring release stamp sets from Altenew and I can't wait to try them!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Nesting dies, I cut the first layer from Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I cut a 5 " x 3 3/4" piece of Kirkland Signature Glossy Photo paper to create the alcohol ink background on. *Note - to say yourself some money, purchase a ream of this glossy paper (found on Amazon!) in lieu of the uber expensive Yupo polysynthetic paper. I promise you will see the same results! Using the Tim Holtz ink blower and isopropyl rubbing alcohol, I created the background using Ranger Alcohol Ink in Celestial and Patina. I die cut the outline of the "thinking of you" in Blueberry Bushel cardstock and the words in white cardstock. I heat embossed the "sharing in your sorrow" sentiment in white embossing powder on Blueberry Bushel cardstock and added it to the middle of the sentiment using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I placed some clear rhinestones randomly on the card for added sparkle.
*For more information on creating alcohol ink backgrounds, please refer to YouTube, specifically any of the amazing videos produced by Jennifer McGuire.
For more details on creating beautiful backgrounds with alcohol inks, please check out the abundant videos on YouTube, specifically any of those created by the amazing Jennifer McGuire!
Here are the layering "Thinking of You" dies from Honey Bee stamps that I used to create this card:
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