Today's card is for Create With Connie and Mary #226 and also Fab Friday #6, which were almost identical! I also used a sketch challenge from Nacho Average Challenge, but missed the cutoff for that challenge. My computer went down with a virus and needed to go to my trusty computer lady. Thank God she could fix it! She was quick too, but we had a major winter storm and the roads were horendous, so my computer was gone for a few more days than it should have been. The virus was called something something FBI. One day we heard about it on the news, the next day we had it on our computer. If anyone else gets it out there in computer-land, make sure you get you computer to someone who can help you ASAP! Enough about that....let's get back to more important things, like cardmaking!
I used, for the very first time ever, my Bordering On Romance stamp set. I've looked at this set so many times, but always decided that I did't need yet another flower stamp set. I finally caved and ordered it. I also took another wack at watercoloring with the aqua painter. I'm loving this way of getting the color onto a stamped image....it's so simple! The one thing I'm didn't like about this card is the time it took to punch out all the little pieces out of the Doily die. I'm not sure if mine is defective or what, but it sure is frustrating using that thing....and this project was doily times two! It took me forever! I trimmed off the outer portion of the doilies to make them fit onto the card base. This card gives me a grandma kind of feeling with the addition of the crochet ribbon and pearls along with the doilies.
I spritzed the main image with shimmer spray to give it some extra prettiness!
Here's a list of all my supplies.....
Stamps: Bordering On Romance
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Watercolor
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Labels die, Crochet ribbon, Houndstooth EF, Large Paper Doily die, Pearls, Aqua painter, Shimmer spray
Thanks for taking a peek and have a terrific day!