Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #120

Good afternoon fellow crafters! Happy Humpday! Hope you are all having a fabulous middle of the week! I on the other hand, slipped and fell in the shower this morning and twisted my ankle something fierce! It swelled up pretty bad this morning, but after taking some Motrin and having an Epsom Salt foot soak for about an hour, the swelling has gone down tremendously. Doing anything and everything I can right now to avoid going to the hospital, mainly because I do not have health insurance right now. I also just don't think it is too bad of an injury, although I did unfortunately have to call in to work today :/ My mother-in-law also took the girls to go swimming for the day (supposed to hit 104 degrees today, yikes), so I am trying to also stay off of my feet. Luckily for me, everything I need to get started on a project today is all within my reach here on my desk, so I decided to make a card for this weeks Make it Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's awesome blog.

This week Nichole is challenging us to make an Overlapping Ombre project. I am so glad she chose this technique, I love anything and everything about ombre projects! You would think it would be super easy to come up with a project, but the hardest part is finding just the right colors to create a perfect ombre effect. I have a dear friend who is going through a stressful, difficult overwhelming time right now trying to juggle family life, school, and a full work week. On top of that, her mother was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Although I cannot even begin to imagine what she must be going through, I wanted her to know that I am here for her and her family no matter what. So I made her a card just to let her know.

I used a Kraft cardstock base for this card. The Papertrey Ink Stamp sets I used are Pretty Peonies and Boutique Borders: Father. I used Stampin Up ink colors in Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Real Red, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, and Pink Pirouette. The card was fairly simple to put together once I did some test stamping and found the perfect combination of colors. I love the card and cannot wait to make more in different colors and with different sentiments. I think this would look lovely as a card set.

Thanks for stopping by, going to go be a lazy bum (not by choice, haha) on the sofa for a while. Have a great day everyone!


LINDA M said...

Really lovely card. The colors you used really make for a great ombre look. Hope you are back on your foot real soon!

Sandra H said...

So pretty x

Helen F. said...

Love the stamps and colors you used on this beautiful card, Alex!
PS: Hope the ankle is better and you are up and about very soon ~ NOT fun!

artful-notions said...

Oh Alex, I sympathize with your owwie! I've been there. This card is lovely, especially the ombré treatment with the Boutique Borders stamp. Hope you're better soon!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Great card! Hope your ankle heals super fast!
Thanks for sharing