I’m sorry if I haven’t been updating too much, but life has been quite complicated lately. My mom was taken ill at the end of last year, so I stayed at the hospital with her until she was discharged. She is doing great now, but it was a stressful time. Then, shortly after that, a structural beam in our home cracked and sent chunks of cement falling. We were restricted from staying in our home until the beam was fixed. My brother, his wife and his kids were kind enough to allow us to stay in their house until we could return home.
I was going crazy without my crafting tools with me, so we dropped by the house when the contractors were working to put together a basic “tool kit” – my Cuttlebug, an embossing folder, heat gun, clear embossing powder, some inks, dies and paper.
It was my co-worker’s birthday, so I made her a card using Jennifer McGuire‘s inked embossing folders technique. I’ve used this before and love the results.
This might be my favorite card ever (even though it’s not a shaker card!) because of the soft peach ink against the shimmery white background (thanks to my Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen). If I had to change anything, I would do away with the black ink on the sentiment because it feels a little too stark. I also put too much pressure when stamping unfortunately, so the heat embossing muddied up the sentiment.
I then made an envelope out of vellum to keep with the soft feel of the card. It felt so good to think of something other than work orders, renovation budgets, safety, health, etc, just for a few minutes. Crafting is my therapy. ❤