Fun times…

I had card class last night and we made a few of the cards I posted earlier this week along with this one. It was completely inspired by <this card> over at Debbie Olsen’s blog – thank you for the inspiration Debbie! Poor Alex had decided that he wanted to go lay down before dinner. He’s my best eater, so I knew something was wrong. Well, he fell asleep so when Matthew took the other two boys out during class….Alex stayed and slept in his room. Matthew and the other two boys returned towards the end of class and right about then, Alex woke up…..that’s when I heard the telltale vomit noises in the bathroom. One of the ladies at class had commented that she hoped he wasn’t sick because the flu was going around down here. Yep – he got it! He’s A-OK this morning, so we’ll be crossing our fingers that no one else comes down with it! At least we have a 4-day weekend to let it sweep through our family if need be.

Anyway, here’s that card we did last night….I’ve had this wider grosgrain for a few months and I just hadn’t figured out how to use it. So when I saw Debbie’s card – I wanted to try that out! I did it first without the tiny layer of old olive, but it made the ribbon pop way too much for me. So I added that small olive layer to tie the ribbon in better. I think it really helped!


supplies: garden silhouette’s SU stamp set; a muse sentiment; vanilla, old olive, perfect plum and pale plum cardstock; old olive wide grosgrain ribbon; heidi swapp distressor; dimensionals; and markers.

To make the image a bit two-toned, I inked it using the SU markers – the branch part olive and the flower part pale plum. Then I dotted the perfect plum marker just around the edges to kind of tip the flowers a darker shade of purple. Not sure why I did that, but I think it turned out nice!

Alright – watch for the next mailbox prize tomorrow!

13 comments to Fun times…

  • I love the lavender and green together! Great card!

  • Sorry to hear about the sickness…glad he’s better today. The two-tones on the blooms is gorgeous!! Fabulous job!

  • Julie C.

    GREAT job on your card….love it!! I hope Alex gets to feeling better very soon and hope it bypasses everyone else!

  • Poor Alex! I hope the rest of you escape the tummy bug!

    The card is gorgeous!

  • I am glad to hear that your son is feeling better!! Thanks for sharing the card! It is beautiful!

  • Ellen Sutton

    Emily, I love this card!! Purple is my favorite color and this is just beautiful!!
    I hope that Alex is feeling better and that no one else gets the bug!

  • Beautiful job, Emily! I hope that Alex is better soon and that the rest of you don’t come down with it. 🙁

  • Noel

    This card is jsut so beautiful.

  • Jean

    WOW, Emily that card is gorgeous. I love the colors and the garden stamp is beautiful.

    Sorry to hear Alex is sick, hopefully it will pass quickly and SKIP over the rest of you. It is 1 degree this morning…yup 1! How totally undelightful. Guess I will have to do some baking to warm things up in here. LOL

    Love you all

  • Paula

    This card is lovely. I really like your style Emily. You do such beautiful work. Hope everyone in the family is feeling OK today.

  • Roxanne

    Your card is just beautiful.I looked at your other creations and I definately love your style.

  • Natalie

    This really is beautiful and different looking from other cards I’ve seen with this set.

  • Love the color combo. I really love this stamp set and have been using it lost at workshops. Now customers are asking how they can get it. Irony huh! They weren’t so interested in it when it was available to earn… I love checking your blog you have such pun projects. Thanks for sharing.

    Best Wishes,
    Brooke S

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