I'm taking a couple of days off work this week - not on call! Yay! So I'll be hopefully making lots of progress on Ava's quilt. In fact, as soon as I finish writing this, I'll be clearing away the card-making paraphernalia, re-threading the correct thread in my sewing machine and gunning the motor!
But first I had to get this card made to pop into the mail for my uncle who has his 70th birthday on March 12th.
I used sketch #53 from Card Patterns for the layout. I layered two ribbons from my stash for the vertical stripes in the sketch.
The papers are from the CTMH Twitterpated collection and I thought they would be perfect for a masculine card.
The stamped leaves and sentiment are from Verve and work great for Quixotic Challenge #16: Leave it out! I first inked the leafy stamp with Sweet Leaf and then lightly inked just the edges with New England Ivy to give a little more depth to the image.
The sentiment is stamped with New England Ivy and cut out with Spellbinders Petite Circles (Small and Large).
Of course, I felt the image panel needed a little more oomph so I pulled out a few dew drops from my stash as well.
Well, that's my card-making therapy for today. Off to quilt and wait for dearly beloved to get home from work so I can go pick up a package at Purolator! I think it might be my February order from CTMH!!! yay! more goodies!