After the run of birthday cards I just made, I NEEDED a creative break. It's funny. But when you're making cards for non-cardmakers, they often aren't looking for the most creative thing or the most interesting technique on their cards. They sort of have an idea of what a card 'should' look like, and one needs to take that taste into consideration.
So I just desperately NEEDED to make something non-traditional and more creative. What better place to go to than Embellish Magazine? I just LOVE their challenges .... here is the eye candy for the most recent one ...
So, pink, brown, green and birds ... :0) Too much fun!
I pulled a mid-nighter to get this one done - but a girl has to do these things sometimes, don't you think? :0)
Do you see the little spot on the top left hand side of the card? The dinkiest little beetle found my card this morning and inspected it from top to bottom. He even walked around both of the ribbon loops! I feel like he put almost as much time into it as I did, so he has been recorded for posterity too :0)
The little bird is covered with a dash of prisma glitter for a bit of extra dash!
Aaaaaaaah. I needed that!
One last note before I go. We have so many wild fires raging in our area at the moment. These fires are often fought from the air. On Saturday evening, one of the planes in our area went down - taking the pilot and co-pilot with it, to their deaths.
It isn't unusual for us to have fires in the summer - or to see these brave people risking their lives for the people who live in our area. I just never know how to thank them enough and spend a lot of time praying for them and for their safety.
I just want to say on my blog today, THANK YOU. Thank you to those people who risk their lives in public service. Thank you for every single thing you do. It is so sincerely appreciated. It is never taken for granted by our family. We owe you such a debt of gratitude for everything you do - in the air or on the ground.
I also want to say to everyone I know, hug the people you love today.
Thanks peeps! :0)
Materials: Cardstock, Ink, Damask and Bird Stamps, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, DP - Papertrey Ink; Scroll Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps, Sentiment - Hero Arts; Decorative Scissors - Fiskars; Dies - Spellbinders; Versamark, Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Rhinestones - Kaiser