Its been a very long day. I've been trying to do housework here and there while feeling sick. When I get too tired I lay on the couch and watch Veep. I love that show so much and even though I've watched it a thousand times, it still makes me laugh!!
The theme at this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge is 'Going round in Circles' and I shocked myself with this card design because I reached for patterned paper:
Its extremely rare for me to use patterned paper (even though I love it and have a drawer full of pads) but I was trying to work out how to use this The Cats Pajama's 'Round Tree Die' while giving it a 'Spring' feeling.
I started by die-cutting the tree die from Rosie's Studio 'Arabesque' paper and also twice more from white CS. I glued them all together to give it some dimension and stability. To help bring out the colour of the flowers on the paper, I blended some Distress Oxide ink 'Spun Sugar' on the card front and glued the die on top.
On a piece of white CS I stamped the rabbit image (from The Cats Pajama's 'Family Forever' stamp set) with Gina K Amalgam black ink, coloured with my Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut out. This was popped on the tree die with some foam tape.
The sentiment (from Verve Stamps 'New Beginnings') was stamped twice on white CS with Versafine black ink and immediately clear heat embossed. It was then adhered to a larger piece of the same patterned paper and put on foam tape, along with Neat and Tangled sequins.
I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where they have this mood board for inspiration.
And will also link as my third and final entry to The Cats Pajama's Challenge #356 where their theme is 'Spring'.
Time for some ice-cream I think and more Veep. Its very quiet here at the moment as Phoebe, Max and Phoebe's friend Natasha have all gone to the new Avengers movie. It won't finish till around midnight so I'm glad Dave is around to pick them up. I really want to see this movie too so will have to go on my own at some stage, although I'm sure in the meantime I'll find out how it ends thru social media, if my kids don't spill the beans first.....