Yay! I’m happy to report this is my first card I have made since the moving process (read: since January!). I was actually really surprised and pleased with myself that I crafted during my work week. That may not be a huge deal to others, but I just finished up my second week of working a flex-40 hour schedule. If you didn’t know, I used to work as a bedside nurse who worked a scheduled 12-hour shift, only three days a week. So a lot of my crafting was done on days off. So I’ll be honest, it’s been surprisingly hard for me to adjust to working five days a week. I haven’t figured out my groove yet (meal prepping, working out, consistent chores, etc). I felt a little guilty crafting when there were more productive things I could have been doing, but you know what, I have no regrets!
I think I subconsciously made this card for myself as a bit of a bright and cheery pep talk to remember to look on the bright side. It was a beautiful and breezy day when I was crafting. Matt was barbecuing dinner, I was catching up on craft videos while crafting. Plus I was using my favorite brand, Lawn Fawn!
One of my favorite stamp sets is Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh. I used two of the solid circle stamps to create a bokeh-like background. To create the different gradients of the colors, I used first and second generation stamping. It was also my first time using Lawn Fawn ink and it didn’t disappoint! I used the inks Merman, Mermaid, Peacock, and Carrot. For the glasses and blender, I used Lawn Fawn’s So Smooth stamp set. I stamped them in Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black ink (that is perfect for alcohol-based markers). With a combination of my Copic and Nuvo markers, I colored those images.
Lastly, I used the new Lawn Fawn Watercolor wishes paper for both the sentiment banner and orange background behind the images. I used foam tape to mount these pieces onto My Favorite Stamps (MFT) Orange Fizz cardstock, which was my top-folding card base.
It’s Saturday and gorgeous out… I want to craft some more sometime this weekend, so hopefully you guys will do something crafty too! Take care until next time!
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh stamp set
Lawn Fawn So Smooth stamp set
Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner die set
Lawn Fawn inks in: Jet Black, Merman, Mermaid, Peacock, and Carrot
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6×6 paper pad
Nuvo Markers: 489,487,485,393
Copic Markers: BG13, GB15
My Favorite Things Orange Fizz cardstock