Hello friends! Don't you just love spring? As the cold days fade away, everything begins it's cycle of new life! The grass is getting green, flowers are blooming, birds are busily building nests and the song birds are singing away! I just love these kind of days!
Perhaps a little of that inspired my card today using the new April release from Our Daily Bread Designs. My images (from the Lovely Flower set) are stamped with VersaMark on five vanilla card stock panels, which were cut with the Fancy Fan Die, and then I heat embossed the images with gold. I arranged the fan and adhered it to a background made from die cutting a vanilla` panel with the Lattice Background Die. I matted that on to a top folded vanilla A2 card. I created the rose using the new Rose Dies, and the Rose Leaves Dies. I sponged pink on the edges and soft yellow in the center of my rose petals and used my large ball embossing stylus to create the petal shapes. I curled them around my piercing tool and glued them together to create my rose. I added some little crystal flakes to give a little shimmer to my petals. I sponged some green on to my leaves and the flourish from the Fancy Foliage Die set, and tucked in a tiny gold cord bow. I love the softness of how this came out. I was trying for a Victorian looking fan and the rose just had to go with it. I left it without a sentiment for now as I'm not sure yet how I will use this. It is very versatile and could be used for many occasions I think.
So that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I have been having fun playing with my new kitten. Sadly, we lost Ricky, our almost 14 year old cat on Jan. 31 to cancer, and I have missed him so much! We found a litter of Ragdoll kittens and I was totally hooked! Here is my new little kitty. We were told he was a she, and named her Annie, but when I took him to the vet, I found out otherwise! I think we will name him Andy, but still not sure! He is adorable, very loving, but very mischievious and a real rascal with a ton of personality! What boy's names do you think of when you see this sweet face?
Or perhaps this one... which shows a bit of his personality... he's about to pounce!
Or this one... in his favorite sleeping place
Leave me a comment with your suggestion for a boy's name! I can't wait to see your ideas!