i decided this would be the perfect card to place in the paper players challenge #159. ann's clean and simple one-layer card challenge should be easy, but for someone who adores her layers, it wasn't! i saw this bordered sentiment masking technique on splitcoaststampers. when i added the black marker all around the card, it gave it a layered look...ahhh, that made me feel better!
this was fun and sooo easy to do! i first stamped the butterflies from the papillon potpourri using black stazon ink on very vanilla cardstock. i then colored them in with copic markers, #s yr04 and yr07. next, i stamped-off some crumb cake on the en francais background stamp. i added the flourish from everything eleanor with chocolate chip ink, which i also stamped-off. after that, i sponged the inked parts using crumb cake and added some black accent marks with my all-time favorite retired stamp set, itty bitty backgrounds. finally, the sentiment is from blooming with kindness, another one of my favorites!
my friend kim once said, after spending an afternoon together, that my home felt as if someone just made her a cup of tea and warm homemade cookies. i'll never forget that analogy and have forever hoped that my friends and family have felt the same way. i believe a home is a reflection of the people who live, love, laugh, cook, talk, share and grow there. so whether yours is filled with things from faraway places, hand-me-downs from family, antique store treasures, something new, or drapes with big beautiful butterflies on them, i hope your home is blessed with peace and joy, much love, good health and prosperity!
peace be with you