Hey everyone! How has your weekend been? If your weather has been anything like ours, it’s been cold and wet! We don’t get snow very often, but we did yesterday and then the rain came. Before it’s done, we’re supposed to get over a foot of rain, so it’s going to be wet for awhile. Great crafting weather, but not how I’ve been spending it. I haven’t been feeling well, which is why I haven’t been posting much. So Larry made me rest. We’ve been binge watching “This is Us” instead. I wanted to start the series when it came out in the fall, but never got to it. We’ll be ready to go when it starts up again on Tuesday. Woo hoo! Gotta love On Demand!

I wanted to share the card I created for a demonstrator swap I was participated in. If you don’t know what a swap is, there’s a set number of people participating and each person makes that set number of the same card. Then you swap your cards with everyone and end up getting that set number of different cards. It’s so much fun to see so many different styles of stamping and creating.

I created this card using the new Special Reason stamp set, which also has a coordinating framelit set, from the Occasions Catalog. When you purchase them as a bundle, you get to save 10%. I wanted to keep my card simple since I was going to be mass producing it. I used the same flower stamp to create the background paper and the watercolor image. For the watercolor image I took the stamp and inked it using a dauber an then spritzing it with water prior to stamping. I actually used Shimmery White Paper so that I had some sparkle in the image too.  I really liked how it turned out and the glimmer paper just makes the whole thing pop. And I absolutely love the new ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by and be safe in all the wet and cold weather!

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