This past week my boys were on spring break and we went to Washington, D.C. for a few days. I had never been there myself. Boy, is there a lot to see - too much for one visit! All that history! We enjoyed it very much and hope to go back again some day!
This afternoon I made three cards which is quite unusual for me! I will show you one of them (can't show you the other two yet).
Stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment)
Die: Hero Arts (palm fronds)
Other: stencil (TCW)
This card makes me happy in several ways:
First, I absolutely love these palm fronds from Hero Arts.
Second, I finally used this die that I got from a2z Scrapbooking store, when I won their challenge quite a while ago (why, oh why, did it take me so long??).
Third, I used a watercolored background that didn't come out quite as I hoped it would (I was trying my hand on the faux glazed glass technique that Sandy Allnock mastered so beautifully - me not so much) but instead of throwing it out I used it for die cutting and really like it now. Not wasting anything always makes my happy!
Lastly, a long time ago I bought a holder full of Whisper ink pads but never use them because I find them too light/dry for stamping. Somebody who purges regularly would have thrown them out long ago but today I discovered they are perfect for lightly sponging through a stencil!
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge April "Watercoloring"
CAS Mix Up Challenge "April"
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