Tonight’s card is my take on Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 58 as featured on the sweetest thing… blog. It also meets the criteria for Raise the Bar Challenge #7, which is “Three’s Company” – use an increment of three anywhere on your card.
As for my title, fresh was the first word that popped into my head when I looked at my green, springy card. I had to chuckle a bit, too, over my use of the word. Back in my day (a phrase I did not think I would ever use), a warning not to let a young man “get fresh” was usually the last thing a girl would hear before he arrived to take her on a date. I had to look “fresh” up to see if there was a definition that corresponded with what Dad meant. The closest thing I could find was the informal definition: forward or presumptuous. Yup, if some guy were to try to steal a kiss, I was supposed to slug him. LOL. Heck, I don’t know if the word “date” is even used any more. I think today’s young people “hook up.” Had I told my dad I was going to “hook up,” I doubt he would have let me out the door… ever. LOL.
Now, about my card. I stamped my images on white cardstock squares with VersaMark and embossed them with white embossing powder. A round sponge was used to add color. This 15-minute card was perfect for a day that held the promise of spring. It was sunny this afternoon with temperatures in the high 30s – beautiful and darned near sweatshirt weather in the frozen tundra.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Topiary, and Sweet Leaf (textured) cardstock; Topiary and VersaMark ink pads; Papertrey Ink Take Three: Spring stamp set; White grosgrain ribbon; Petaloo paper flower; White Bigger Brad; White embossing powder; Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch; 3M foam mounting tape.
Tonight, I am enjoying an evening by myself. Husband went to East Grand Forks to take in the Section 8 hockey championship with son Dustin, his brother, and a nephew or two. As much as I love my family, a little quietude once in a while is blissful – refreshing.
How was your Thursday? I hope it was a good day. That said, I’m off to take a leisurely bath and then perhaps have another little stamping session in my pajamas. Later …