No winter last year, but it's making up for it this year! Woke up yesterday to freezing rain which turned into several hours of fluffy snowflakes.
We ended up with 2 inches of snow making a Winter Wonderland. Today we're finally above freezing & it's back to good old Oregon rain.
One of hubby's cousins just had surgery, so I pulled out this Altenew flower stamp my friend, Cat recently gave me. I used the colors for the Altenew January Challenge.
The fussy cut flower was colored with a dark red Zig & a gold gel pen. I'm on a roll adding Diamond Glaze with a fine tipped applicator--love it! The sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set I've had for ages, but never opened until now. Years ago I fell in love with Spellbinder dies because you can emboss the edge, as I did here. The edges of the ivory label were sponged with Distress Inks wild honey & vintage photo. Glad to say, hubby says it's perfect to send to Cuz R. I'm also entering Dies R Us.
No excuse not to enter the monthly challenges at a2z, as I have a huge collection of Hero Arts stamps!
Decided not to put off making a card & noticed my un-inked Flower Swirl Vine stamp. Clearly I have too much stuff, as this is a beauty I've never used! I love the look of adding color to a masked area a bit smaller than the embossed image. I sponged with Distress Inks shaded lilac, tumbled glass & cracked pistachio. Then I brushed on Perfect Pearls which gives such a gorgeous shimmer.
The panel was die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Rectangle which I also used to cut out the center of the dark gray panel. Debated about adding some bling, but honestly, I don't think it's needed. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, PB & More & A Blog Named Hero. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.