I talk a lot about using my card making time as a form of therapy, and that generally means that I am working on deep thoughts when I am assembling my cards which sometimes means I don’t notice other things until I get near the completion of the card. Near the completion of this card all of a sudden I am looking at it and the odd thought strikes me that it feels a bit like I just made a Woodsy the owl father’s day card. Is Woodsy a father? I don’t know if that is better or worse than the fact that before that I kept saying “Hoothoo” every time I would stamp the owls, because I have watched far to much Timmy Time. All of a sudden I feel like you might be questioning my mental stability, that is ok, you are definitely not the first. They say it is the sign of a creative mind, right?
For this weeks Share Joy Challenge I thought I would make an anniversary card for a couple with an upcoming anniversary. It gave me the chance to play around with a couple of things. Blending two inks to make what I hope looks kind of like a Bellini in my champagne glasses, and adding a bit of glitter to the bubbles with my Sakura Glue Pen. I really love the idea of being able to toast the happy couple from afar. I think it goes with my need to send people cupcakes for their birthdays, you can take the cook out of the kitchen but you can’t take the association of food and events out of the cook.
This card reminds me of a bouquet for some reason. The strip of paper being the paper wrapping the flowers. The buttons holding the bundle of flowers together. I thought about wanting to tuck a bit of ribbon under the buttons, but I didn’t have the right thing. That is definitely a problem sometimes, I know what would go perfectly someplace, I just don’t have it. I am still building my stash of items to grab, the ribbon, glitter, buttons, and all of the other little odds and ends to make a card just that little bit better.
This week sending out a bit of joy with a tulip theme. I even looked it up and pink tulips can symbolize joy, so there is that extra little bit of symbolism added to these cards. Right now the tulip festivals are going on around here and I wish I could get out and enjoy them, on the other had allergies are making me not want to leave the house much at all. That is one of the best parts of making cards I end up exploring tulip pictures from home, and enjoying pollen free nature 😉 .
I am in love with the Share Joy Challenge! This is so my kind of thing. Once a week making a card purely to bring joy to someone I try and do this as often as I can anyway, but I have to admit I have been bad at it. Having this reminder makes me very happy. This week the world was pointing me to make a card for one of my nephews. When he was little I did childcare for him and I would sing him “You are my sunshine”. He will always be my sunshine (even if he tells me he isn’t (8yr olds)) This card is for him. Since this card is for one of my kids you might notice a different back stamp from my standard ginadapooh.