I'm feeling a bit lonesome nowadays...My parents moved away and I find myself wanting to head over to their house just for a visit...That doesn't work so well because there is nobody there anymore...I'm looking forward to the holidays when I can take a trip to visit with and SEE them... Until then, I have to rely on visiting on the phone, sending snail mail and just keeping myself busy during no-work days.
I created this card on Sunday...my Scraps Day. On Sundays, I spend time up in my craft room listening to a local Praise music radio station and using up the scraps on my crafting table.
For this card, I wanted to create a water colored background. I pulled my cheap-o palette of inks and went to town with the blues and the greens. I decided to overstamp some Elegant Borders background stamps on the edge and use the Postage Stamp ATS too. Using Huckleberry Fusion ink was the perfect match. I also grabbed a scrap of patterned cardstock (the back is an orange color) and crinkled it up before applying it to the card. Since some orange was peeking through, I thought I'd give some added orange to the matting so that the patterned paper would coordinate more completely with the whole design.
I had a few scraps of graph paper and some golden ribbon so I used that too. Gold goes sooo well with this rich green and blue, don't you think?! I finished the card off with some splattering of gold silk and that was it!