Island Indigo and Tempting Turquoise mesh together so well, and slipping in touches of Whisper White make for a crisp and winning color combination.
Rather than forming the front of the card in a more traditional way where the focal point is mounted to the card front itself, I wanted to make the focal point alone serve as the card front.
I thought that by doing it this way would not only make it different, but also a bit more exquisite and feminine. And by having the solid Tempting Turquoise behind it provided the perfect backdrop.
My Big Shot proved to be very valuable to achieve this goal. Using two sizes of the Labels Collection Framelits (page 191) provided the basis. Placing the largest die from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L (page 191) and allowing only a bit of it to show below the point of the frame added the perfect lacy look. And by finishing the edge of the Whisper White at the top with
the Finishing Touches Edgelits (page 190) balanced the look of the lace on the bottom.
To paint the roses, I used an Aqua Painter (page 178) to pick up color directly from my ink pads to act as the "paint". If your hands are strong enough, you can also squeeze the closed ink pad
to transfer a puddle of color to the top inside of the lid to use with your Aqua Painter. My hands are weak from arthritis, so I am unable to exert enough pressure to do this, so I simply use the ink pad itself as my paint palette. Doing this does not seem to affect the ink pad whatsoever.
The Thinking of You sentiment comes from the Curly Cute set (page 138). It's perfect on this card, don't you think?
N O W . . . . . .
To explain the title of this blog post, I Need a Home.
I would like to send this card to one of my readers. At this writing, I am at 62 Followers on
my blog. It makes me so happy each time I find another Follower has been added! BIG SMILES.
I am honored.
As soon as I achieve 75 Followers, I will randomly draw the writer of one of the comments made
on this card post as the recipient of my Thinking of You card.
To get 13 more Followers may take a bit of time (or not!), so be patient. As I said, the moment
I reach 75 Followers, the drawing will be done. And this little card will have a new home!
So, comment away. I LOVE hearing from you!