Yesterday I got the spend most of the day playing with my two grandchildren that live near our cottage. Olivia is three and Madison is seven months old. Whew! I have to say I am definitely out of practice when it comes to little, little ones. Olivia is just adorable but definitely has a mind of her own. She loves coming to the cottage to throw rocks in the water. We did lots of playing and reading (her favorite book is Yummy Yucky). Madison is just sweet and happy and loves to look out the windows at the lake. I did need a nap after they left though.
I decided to mix some old products with some new products on this card. The first things I did was use the Pansy Dies. These dies coordinate with the Pansy Patch stamp set (which I did not use on this card). I cut the flowers out using Basic White card stock and the leaves and stems using Soft Succulent. I put the flowers together using Multipurpose Glue and then added a little Fresh Freesia ink to the centers using a Blending Brush.
Next I took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and embossed it using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I added a 1.75″ x 4″ piece of Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper on top and then tied a piece of Soft Succulent 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon around it. I layered these pieces on top of a Fresh Freesia card base.
After that I added the flowers and leaves to the card. I curled them up a bit so it would add more dimension to the card. Then I added an InColor Opal Rounds to the center of the large flower. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Charming Sentiments. I love this stamp set because it has seventeen different sentiment stamps AND it has coordinating dies (called Sentiment Silhouettes and if you order the stamp set and the dies using the bundle item number, you will save 10%).
Here are some photos from yesterday. Such a fun day!