Feels good to be back making cards after such a wonderful relaxing week away. Sometimes, it takes to go away from any routine to appreciate coming back to it.
We have been gardening quite a bit this weekend which has taken a toll on my timing for my cards and samples but I am back inside today trying to make up for a lot of time. It has gotten so Spring like here in New Mexico that our Apricot tree is in bloom, that's right, you read this right, in bloom! I am checking regularly to see if there are any bees doing their job if not I will have to take it from here. Fruit trees don't survive well in this climate because we sometimes get really mild weather early while everyone else is in a deep freeze right now. But, later on there are a few nights that reaches the below 0F and kills any effort a tree can be making in starting the production of its fruits. But luckily enough we have it in a huge pot and on wheels so if it happens we can pull the apricot tree under cover. We shall see if we succeed in keeping it on track. I will take a picture of it later on when there are more blooms out for us.
Where were we? Oh and the joys of gardening for a new year is again letting the back of my legs feeling like it is not wanting to cooperate not forgetting my lower back. So, I will have a few days of taking it easy for sure. But it's all good!
Today I have a card to share it is not an A2 since it is a sample and needs to be a little smaller to fit on the hooks at the store without covering everything else. This is a 4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches card. I'd say a cute size for a special love note!
So here is the sample card that was a little more labor intensive than I had planned but nevertheless I really enjoyed the final result. I hope you do too!
The heart and the I love you die cut is a set from Impression Obsession DIE131-K, the rest of the dies I used were from Cheery Lynn Designs, B364 Baby's Breath, B376 Tiny Flower Kit, B152 Miniature Rose, B178 Flourish Leaf strip.
I like to use a foam dots to layer the heart as well as the I love you, adding dimension to a card, makes a big difference especially when flowers are added to the card. The tiny flower kit flowers were fun and easy to make 2 layers which I pressed with a stylus in the center of the two layers on my molding pad to make it come to life. I needed a focal (main) flower and then added the smallest blooms working around the Baby's Breath branches.
Hoping you enjoyed this card and thanks for dropping in for a peek! Love your emails and comments, always!
Have a very creative day, my next card will be about St-Patrick's day, a mini class coming in March, so, come back soon.