Confession time - I have a whole file folder full of pictures of projects waiting for me to blog and I just haven't gotten to it. Like all of you, my life gets really, REALLY busy from Halloween until the New Year! That being said, I am on the Leadership Retreat for Fun Stamper's Journey and we have been told this will be our only two hours of down time so I was inspired to check in. My room has an adorable outdoor patio so I thought it would be the perfect little spot to work, you can't see it from my picture but to the left is a giant swimming pool with a slide and waterfall I can listen to :)
This card was totally inspired by my trip to Phoenix. I designed it a month or two ago and it's been sitting in "the folder" (see above) since then. This isn't a stamp set I would typically buy but every time I flipped through the catalog it caught my eye so I finally gave in a purchased the Desert Greetings bundle. The base of the card is candy apple card stock layered with whip cream card stock. I cut a piece of black licorice card stock using my Sun Rays die and Journey Platinum machine. I embossed the images from the Desert Greetings stamp set on whip cream card stock using.... **** You guys! We interrupt this post to admire two hot air balloons over the desert. I'll post a picture below - they look further away in my picture than they actually are. SO cool! **** ....Okay, so I stamped on whip cream card stock using my clear pigment ink pad and heat embossed using black embossing powder and my heat gun. I then die cut the images with the coordinating dies and my Journey Platinum machine. I colored the rose using candy apple and kiwi slice reinker with my blending brush. I popped everything up using journey foam squares and embellished with a beautiful bow out of candy apple satin ribbon. Super simple card, but I think the color combination really makes it pop!
I have been stamping for 14 years and am thrilled to be one of the first Fun Stampers Journey Coaches in Ohio. It was my honor to serve on the 2016-2017 Leadership Team for Fun Stamper's Journey.