Things are back to a normal routine today - DH is back at work, the kids are back at school. I love the holidays, love having the family around every moment. But these days are nice too - sort of a sigh of relief after the hustle and bustle. I have major post-holiday clean-up to do, but it'll get done. I just had to get in a little craft time to coax my listless mojo a little more out of hiding!
Today I have another card inspired by the Gingers' Ginspirational Challenge. This challenge was thunk up by Jo Capper-Sandon: to create a single-layer card. Yep, no patterned papers, doo-dads, ribbons, rhinestones, brads... nuthin'! You can see Jo's glorious creation HERE, soooo beautiful!
So, I first tapped a background stamp by Stampers Anonymous (Tim's Slight Alterations set) with a few distress inks (tumbled glass, broken china, shabby shutters, and peeled paint), then I spritzed the stamp with pearl Glimmer Mist before stamping it on linen textured cardstock. Next I stamped some favorite images from Artistic Outpost's Birds of a Feather set. It's hard to see, but as a little textural detail, I used one of the floral stamps to clear emboss a little border across the bottom. Just a little subtle thing to add interest, like the pearl shimmer. Last I added two stamped "photo corners" so that it looked like it was ripped from a bird watcher's notebook. That's it. Totally mailable, LOL!
I'm looking forward to more challenges to get my creative juices flowing. For this particular challenge, you have until January 25th to try one or try them all - check it out at Gingersnap Creations.