Saturday, July 9, 2016

With Love on Your Birthday

I can't tell you how much I've missed creating cards, especially playing with these fabulous sequins, dies, and stamps. Plus, not to mention, I've missed seeing everyone’s card creations and leaving comments for people, so bare with me as I'm catching up as this last month has been no fun for me while dealing with lots of nerve pain.

It's birthday time again as several friends of mine from Instagram recently celebrated their birthdays and I wanted to make one for each of them, so you know you will be seeing more birthday cards. 

Here is my card:
I'm in love with this beautiful Window Frame from Pretty Pink Posh as it's one of my favorites to create scenes, along with an amazing stitching detail so I used that as my focal point and than sponged a sky background.

Next, I pulled out this adorable bear and hearts from Essentials by Ellen called All Inside and used the matching die to help me cut it out, which I colored using my copic markers. From there I stamped several hearts from the same set and added glossy accents. With the sentiment, I decided to heat emboss using white embossing powder from Ranger as I love the contrast of white and black.

In addition, I used Altenew Vintage Roses set where I stamped several of the flowers using the Summer Afternoon ink collection which made it easy to create this layered look as all of the colors work beautifully together from light, med, to darker yellows. For the leaves, I used the Green Fields ink collection.   

For the final touches and to add some sparkles, I added some beautiful 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as it always add the perfect touch. 

Normally, I don't write about what's going on with me, but did want to bring awareness for people who suffer from Trigimenal Neuralgia and Sciatica to be cautious when doctors prescribe a medication called Tegretol as I had a severe allergic skin reaction causing red rashing that spreads through the body and blisters out. Think of it like degree burns in different areas of your body. 

In addition is takes over a week or more to get all the medicaiton out of your system and skin burns to that degree are extremly painful, so please be cautious if doctors prescribe this medication to control nerve pain. It also has additional side effects that are no fun. 

Again, I normally always focus blogging regarding card making and crafting, but felt very strong about trying to bring awareness on this medication. 

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet card! Love the little bear with his armful of love!