My sleeplessness paid off last night. I just wasn’t ready to go to bed. One of the perks of retirement is that I didn’t have to for the purpose of getting up early. I wanted to go make a card so off the my stamp room I went with the beginnings of an idea. I knew I wanted to used the toned shapes stamp from the “Sweet Shapes” set and put a flower on top. And I knew I wanted to used one of my Impression-Obsession background stamps. with that in mind I gathered the stamps and stood in front of the ink rack and these three colors jumped out at me – wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, and more mustard. I love the way this card turned out. What do you think?
The inside panel has a flower stamped in the bottom right too. The two-step butterfly is popped up over the wild wasabi double stitched ribbon.
I am going to my Stampin’ Up stamp club tonight and I am looking forward to the time with the “Spaced Out Stampers” this month. My big issue is that I have run completely out of more mustard card stock – not acceptable. At one point I would have thought a pack was in hiding somewhere, but since I have recently organized my papers that just isn’t the case. I had been working from scraps and now that supply is diminished to nothing.
While I was in the beautiful sunshiney morning to photograph my card I was fortunate to capture one of the dragonflies that capture our hearts. These delights are so hard to photograph because of their delicate, transparent wings – I need them on the right background or you can’t make out the wings. When I spotted this one on a branch next to the house I turned my camera and ran the telephoto out. It may not be the most focused shot but without a tripod I think it’s pretty good.