Well, it has been quite an adjustment to leave Nashville and arrive in Northern New York. Nashville temperatures were in the 80’s when we left. Northern New York temperatures are in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Although that doesn’t seem really cold, it is when you are used to the 80’s. Luckily we have lots of blankets and some heat in the cottage. It takes a while for it to warm up, but it is better than nothing. Oh, and there has been no snow (like it was last year when we arrived)!
I used the stamp set and dies called Around The Bend to make this card. It is a fun stamp set with some bendy (yes, that is a word according to Google) images which the dies cut around. If you look at my card you can see the Night Of Navy bendy line with the dots underneath it. That is one stamp and then the die follows the bends and cuts out a scalloped edge around the dots. There are also some extra dies in the set that cut out flowers, leaves and a big die that cuts out leaves for a corner. I stamped the line and dots on a 5.25″ x 3.5″ piece of Basic White card stock and then cut it out.
After that I cut out a 5.25″ c 2.4″ piece of the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper. I adhered that to a Basic White card base and then the first piece I cut on top of that. Next, I cut out a 5.25″ x 3.5″ piece of Boho Blue card stock using another die that cut out the stitched curve and the various dots at the same time. I layered that on top of the card.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy ink and cut it out using a die from the Stylish Shapes die set. I added that to the card and thought I was done but I noticed that the sentiment needed a little more so I cut out a Night Of Navy flower and Old Olive leaves.
Love this beautiful card. But I just want to say…Virginia has the best of NY and TN weather. Warm in the spring, mild winters, only a few really hot weeks in the summer….Oh, wait. Not really close to your grands. Well, Drat. guess you’re not moving here even though we have the best of everything except grands. Enjoy your sunsets and lake. ❤