After a rough couple of days, I got into the dentist on Monday for a root canal. I have to admit just the name sent me into a panic, but I’d reached the point where I had to do something. I felt like a mule with all four feet planted as my poor husband drove me to the appointment. Of course, the procedure wasn’t as terrible as I had envisioned and afterwards I felt such relief to have it over. By the time the novocain wore off I could tell that the pain was better. So much so that I headed to my stamp room to sort through my stamps and pull out the ones that are on the retiring list. I always feel so sad to put that little red R on the retiring sets and move them to the top shelves in my stamp room, but for now these are set to the side until May 4, when the new catalog arrives.
When I reached the Beauty Abounds set I knew that I just had to create some new cards to share with this wonderful set. I fell in love the little bubble stamps in this set! The matching dies are beautiful too, but the bubbles are what drew me in. So, I created a card that really showcases the bubbles.
I started with a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the larger bubble image all over it with Mint Macaron, So Saffron, and Balmy Blue inks.
Next, I stamped the greetings right across the bubbles with Tuxedo Black ink and added the flying butterfly above the greeting, also with Tuxedo Black ink. Then I layered it onto a piece of Basic Black card stock that was 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered everything to a Mint Macaron card base that was 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. To finish it off I added 3 of the Cinnamon Cider In Color Dots.
For the inside, I stamped the flower sprig and greeting in Tuxedo Black and then used Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the flowers and leaves.
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