Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Technique Tuesday #9

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Today's card is really simple, just stamp, color, die cut and assemble
There are no fancy techniques involved. 
All you need are some time,  patience and a little TLC.
Find joy in the ordinary-001

Other than the card share, I want to focus on the meaning of the sentiment: "Find Joy in the Ordinary".
Find joy in the ordinary

 I started out with stamping ( in Antique Linen) and coloring the flowers Distress Oxide.  These inks are water-soluble, I only needed to dab a few droplets of water with my paint brush to paint the flowers.
Find joy

  See all the edges have the same ink for the outlines --Cracked Pistachio?

πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Ding---->I left all the tiny stamp inside my MISTI in tact after first stamping. They were positioned with space in between for easy die cutting. Once I am finished with coloring, I inked and stamped the images in one color once again. You now see all the edges have the same ink for the outlines --Cracked Pistachio!
Find joy-001

 The sentiment "Find Joy in the Ordinary" seems simple and easy to say when we are indeed struggling with issues, things, events well, life in general. I know, I felt that when I saw this sentiment. From the look of my blog, it's easy to think I live in a card fairy kingdom as I do nothing else but worry about creating cards.... oh, I wish!πŸ˜€

😐I struggle with challenges about my family and big issues such as the political situation πŸ˜•πŸ˜”,  our changing environment 😜 and wild weather πŸ˜₯....the list goes on. With that said, I want to stress on the positivity and remind myself --find joy in the ordinary.

I hope that my card-making blog not only serves as source of card inspiration, but also a place for kindness and encouragement. I would love you to think of Virginia's blog is a place that makes you smile. Thank you for spending part of your (Tues)day with me!
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cm said...

Such a beautiful card, Virginia; the circle of flowers framing this powerful sentiment is especially lovely in the palette you've chosen and in the pairing with kraft. Yes, I too fret about 'big' (and small) picture things, often being a 'gloomy Gus' far more than I ought to be. Gratitude for the ordinary - a cup of coffee, the quiet of the morning, reading a good mystery novel, the time to craft, even - these are what I should be focusing on. A spirit of thankfulness; something I need to cultivate! Thank you for the many-level inspiration today!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful card!!!
Love this gorgeous flower wreath!

cghundley said...

How simple and
so pretty! Love
how you restamped
it after coloring
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Very pretty and refreshing. Wreath layouts are always a favorite for me and I love a kraft card base... so great combination!!!
Your blog does indeed brings smiles as well as inspiration..... for card making AND looking on the bright side of life. Thanks for all you share here.

conil said...

So good to know we all struggle with life's issues...this sentiment is a reminder that it isn't all uphill.
That said, what a beautiful wreath you created. Love that the outline stamping is in color. It really adds to the beauty of the whole.

Harriet said...

Lovely card, Virginia!!! The colors are wonderful; however, the sentiment is more than wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I just finished "The Life and Death of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan. I highly recommend this book is excellent!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful floral wreath, perfect for this heartfelt sentiment.

Patti H. said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! I love the sentiment & it's something we all need to remember, especially when things are not going well.

Barbara said...

Love this beautiful wreath on the kraft card stock. Perfect from the design to sentiment!

Sue D said...

Very pretty wreath. I like the kraft background and the sentiment.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love the wreath and the sentiment is fabulous. Love this ♥

Dawn T said...

Fabulous wreath Virginia. The colours just pop off the card against the kraft background. Love the cracked pistachio around each flower - great idea.

Purple Princess said...

Very pretty wreath! I love the sentiment!