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!

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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!