Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Geometrical Butterflies and Ski Day

I’ve been itching to use my new Arrows Textured Impressions embossing folder from the new Occasions Catalog. I used it a tiny bit on this card but wanted to do a full card front.

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I used the color inspiration from CCMC to include Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate. Since I knew I was going to use the Arrow embossing folder I wanted the card to be a little grungy and have a freestyle feel to it. It ended up a touch eclectic with bits and pieces here and there, somewhat masculine but then a pop of butterflies to keep it a little girly. ;)

After embossing the card front and swiping it with a Smoky Slate ink pad, I then layered on a couple strips of cardstock in Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight, followed by a strip of silver glimmer paper. I stamped the first shape from the Geometrical stamp set, and then without re-inking I stamped a few more to give it a directional/movement feel. The ends were trimmed and adhered to the cardstock panels with washi tape. I tucked a circle ring behind the shape and then put on a couple butterflies along with a candy dot. Quick and easy!

One more thing before I go!

I went skiing yesterday with our HR team and had such a great time! It’s been ages since I’ve been skiing (18 years!) and this year I finally went back out after deciding snowboarding just wasn’t for me after a few failed attempts. ;) This year alone I’ve been three times already! Thanks in part to my work - we have gold passes which allow you to go to any resort in Utah and I’ve been able to use them for two days for Jake and I and then went with my team yesterday. I’m not the best skier but I’m getting better each time I go which is exciting! Progress!

Here are a couple photos I snapped on the mountain. I have not always loved the snow but I’m growing more and more to appreciate the beauty of Utah and the “Greatest Snow on Earth” especially when I am learning to enjoy it! ;) Also, these photos didn’t have any photo editing done to them and are straight from my iPhone (text added from Rhonna Designs app) and are #nofilter. :) Isn’t it beautiful?! The sun was shining and the weather was amazing!

 

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And last a peek at the fun colors of this card!

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3 comments:

teri said...

Cool card, Kandi!

Teri

Pren Posada said...

i know i dont ever comment but i read your blog all the time. this card is particularly beautiful. keep up all the good work. you constantly inspire me!

Pren Posada said...

clicking. the email follow up button now lol