You know how sometimes when you're cooking or baking you wind up putting in a bit of this and a bit of that and it seems after a number of those "bits" that you've put in a bit of everything? That's how I felt when I finished making this card.
I had been looking at the products which I had ordered from the Occasions Catalogue but which were still in their brand new condition. Never used is a bad thing to be when you're part of a Catalogue with an early end-date. After all, the Occasions Catalogue ends on June 1st. Yes, that's still a few months away but do you realize we've already finished with almost 2 1/2 months of this brand new year? Time flies! It really does!
So, in particular, I wanted to at least try out my Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing folder and that super-fun framelit from the On Film collection that looks like a Polaroid photo frame. I also had my eye on the starburst in the Essentials Wooden Elements. As far as paper was concerned, I had decided that I really hadn't had enough of the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder Designer Series Paper. To go with it, I chose a base of Naturals White, a layer of Gumball Green (which I embossed with the Arrows embossing folder), some Whisper White and finally, some Crushed Curry.
You can see that I also added a bunch of banners and some Gold Foil just for fun. The flower is made of coffee filters cut with that wonderful Spiral Flowers Original Die. I actually cut two and dipped the material into a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Crisp Cantaloupe re-inker. When dry, I layered the two cut pieces and made one very full flower. The green peeking out is a leaf, also cut from a coffee filter using Autumn Accents Bigz Die and dipped into a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Gumball Green re-inker. A bit of white Baker's Twine, some Stampin' Dimensionals, and my card was done.
Isn't that a happy looking card? Love that Watercolour Wonder Designer Paper!