I really wanted to spend the day at home under the sheets with a warm cup of coffee (then hot chocolate) flipping through magazines. I don’t know if it was the weather or if it was just a Thursday longing for a break. Eventually. I would get up and make cards, paint, or what ever. Maybe, I would even cowl back into bed and just enjoy being still. I’m convinced that Men do not really experience this longing to just be warm and cozy. At least the man I live and work with seems love work days. I am sure it goes back to the days of the Man being the hunter and gather and the women staying home making the cave all nice…. I will have to say, every day I am proud to have a job that I love with a person that is amazing. But, sometimes the urge to just be at home hits and it is time for space….. This morning in he rush to try and finish up before I had to leave for work ….I was trying to make a card that was just right for Global Design Project. Eventually, I just loaded up all my goodies and hauled everything with me to finish this amazing clean and simple card! It has been a while scene I have been able to participate in a challenge. So, I really wanted a card that I was supper proud of!!! And yes, I probably put to much pressure on myself this morning leading to the deep desire to hide under warm sheets!!!!!!!!
Global Design Project has a great color challenge for us this week. Rose Red, Garden Green and Crumb Cake. This combination is great for flowers, balloons, trees, and so much more. (ask me how I know)
After may different stamps were scattered all over. I decided to go back and use Crumb Cake as the card base and using a card design that I had been playing with for my Cousin. I did change it up a bit…But, the idea is still basically the same.
My favorite stamp set so far from the Occasions Catalog is Timeless Textures. I just love the way this set makes all sorts of backgrounds to combine with other stamps. It’s a great complementary stamp set to help your other set really shine. Also, this set is strong enough to stand on its own!!!
I tried several different sentiments along with my card design. And to be frank, I just was not feeling it!!! We both know I was in a funk!!! So what do I do, Well, I pulled out a few stamps that I got for Christmas (not Stampin’ Up! shhh…Don’t tell) So this afternoon when I finally got the chance to try and finish what I had in mind. I luckily included a set from Mint Owl Studio. This stamp set combines perfectly with Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures. :>
I love all the different combinations of thought I can create from this one stamp set. Mint Owl is a small and amazing little stamp company that I am totally in Love with!!!!
The card base is a Crumb Cake Note Card. Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I stamped the grid and the dots using Rose Red. Then using the Garden Green stamp and wright marker I add the “leaf effect”.(only used the marker because sometime between last week and yesterday I misplaced the Garden Green Stamp Pad) Again, using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just right!!!! I added the sentiment from Mint Owl Studio using the Crumb Cake ink.
I hope you like this simple one layer card as much as I do! I am trying to challenge myself to make more simple and elegant cards. I really like how the sentiment complements the visual art of Timeless Texture Stamp Set!
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