Jul 10, 2020

I Care

Used a couple of Reverse Confetti sets for this card -- Stained Glass Butterflies and Best Sentiments. There are 2 big butterflies that steal the show, but my eyes fell in love with this flower first -- it looks a bit tropical.

1. Trimmed a panel of 110 lb. white cardstock to 4" x 5.25".
2. Stamped the sentiment in the center with random ink (I knew I'd be covering it up).
3. Die cut the flower image as shown (practiced on typing paper first to get the placement right.)
4. Stamped the flowers on assorted colors of cardstock with Versamark and embossed in white. 
5. Colored the center of the flowers with Copic markers. 
6. Hand cut roughly to fit underneath the die cuts.
7. Then came the hard part -- getting those flowers in the right place onto another piece of cardstock.
8. Took a bit of trial and error. Ok, a lot of trial and error! 
9. Adhered the top layer with foam tape.
10. Made and trimmed the sentiment and adhered it with more foam tape.
11. Added the panel to a cream A2 card. 

MOOD WHEN DONE: Delighted! This card took a while to make, but I loved the result. 

Unfortunately, just as we were hoping to be able to get out a bit, Covid exploded in Dallas. That was a jolt, but we cope by staying home. It's super hot and humid so staying inside isn't so bad! 

I mentioned early in June that I was reading White Fragility and that I would talk about it when I was done. I read a bit of it, and then didn't finish it. I went on to read much shorter pieces by black authors (I have a short attention span!). When I sat down to write about my thoughts, I decided that I didn't have much to say that was unique or helpful. But I have found the national conversation about race to be long overdue and illuminating in many ways.

Hope you have a good weekend!