Red Tide has hit the Sarasota area and it is not much fun. A “red tide” is a common term used for a harmful algal bloom. In case you don’t know, harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae—simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater—grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. The most common effect it has on people is that it makes us cough. A lot. I am not sure exactly what causes it but I am sure you could do a Google search if you want more information. In any case, when red tide comes to Sarasota when we are here, we end up staying inside because who wants to cough all day? Thankfully, today it is better so we can go out and enjoy the sunshine and warmth.
This is a quick and easy card I made a couple of weeks ago. Actually, I think the layout was included in the class I took last month, but I am not positive. In any case, the hardest part of this card for me was to tie the ribbon. I am sure many of you can sympathize with that.
I first took a 3″ x 4″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and layered a 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Designer Series Paper called Dandy Designs on top of it. Dandy Designs DSP is one of the products you can order for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration. I love this paper because the colors are so bright and fun. You get 48 12″ x 12″ pieces in the pack and each piece has a different design on the front and back. As a side note, there are only two weeks left for Sale-a-bration so don’t miss out!
After adhering the piece of Fresh Freesia and Dandy Designs Designer Series paper to a Pale Papaya card base, I cut another 1″ x 4″ piece of it and layered that on top of a 1 1/8″ x 4″ piece of Pale Papaya card stock. I wrapped a piece of retired Pale Papaya ribbon around it and adhered it to my card. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Around The Bend and cut it out using one of the Stylish Shapes Dies set and glued it to the card using Dimensionals. Lastly, I added some Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems under the sentiment.