Welcome and Good Morning. This will be a scheduled post as Monday is expected to be a tad busy. Hopefully our daughter will arrive this afternoon, and we plan to enjoy as much of her time as possible. Today's card was mailed out Thursday so I hope the recipient will have it before it shows in this post! It was an easy card to make, once I had the design planned in my head...after studying the pretty paper and deciding how best to show off the pretty flowers.
- S/B elegant ovals die cut the pretty rose motif from a 12x12 paper pack, Some more of the roses were hand cut. Used a stylus & rubber mat to give the handcut roses some dimension and adhered with Aileens Easy Flow glue. Derwent Inktense pencils in several lavender & purple added a bit more shading.
- Lavendar textured Bazzill for the card, scored on each side of the border trim.
- Border trim was just a straight cut from the reverse of the floral paper. After placing this trim, then added the scoring on each side.
- SU punch from a snippet of the floral left after the oval die cut, stamped with Memento Grape Jelly using a SU tiny sentiment stamp. Tiny white pearls were colored with various Copic BV markers to get the shade I wanted.
This card puts me in mind of old fashioned afternoon teas for some reason. As a Southerner, I know that most folks 'round here think of tea as "sweet Ice tea". I was an adult before I knew that people drank hot tea from cups, and I'd never heard of unsweet cold tea either!! Now we know that in a restaurant, you'd best request sweet ice tea, or it will be served unsweetened. You also must ask for 'hot tea' if you want a cup of it here in the South. In our house, we have hot herbal teas on winter evenings. DH doesn't drink cold tea, so we seldom serve ice tea, unless I get a taste for it in the summer and use Crystal Light to make up a pitcher. My Momma made the best-est sweet ice tea I've ever had. I've only ever come close to that taste in a lovely Amish Restaurant that is about 2 hours away from where we live. It reminded me so much of my childhood, I bought a gallon to bring home and enjoy.
Have a lovely day. Thanks for visiting. Hugs.