I am just honestly blessed with having a life that is touched by the most amazing people. I have people near and far that truly enrich my life. I think it is a given to say that members of your family make you happy but what I am thinking here are the people outside of family who never fail to make you laugh or bring a smile to your face. There is the co-worker who makes you laugh until you cry despite being crazy busy at work, the beloved UPS guy who brings you the best boxes of goodies, and the old guy who is the school crossing guard that smiles and waves at every single car that goes by. They each make my world better so I have a section just for them. I hope that it will challenge me to think more about the impact others have on my life and how what they do makes me happy.
The bottom layer on this card is another of the Jenni Bowlin journaling cards. It is a diploma style card. Although the center of the card didn't really fit in with the theme of my project, the colors in the border did. To remedy that, I simply layered a second journaling card (Crafty Secrets) over the top of the first one. Each were distressed with the Tonic Distresser and then inked.
When I adhered the different layers, I added adhesive only to the centers of each card. I wanted them to stay in place but still look as if they were just laying on each other held only by the staples on the journaling strip.
I added a journaling strip across the bottom of the top card. Like all of the other cards, the text was typed on pattern paper using my typewriter.
I incorporated the same flowers as used previously as well as a green leaf trinket pin. The base under the flowers and pin is a diecut bird shape from the Jilly Bean Soup Corrugated Shapes. These corrugated pieces really take ink well and add a cool texture to the project.
I left the journaling strip extra long so that I could curl it so that the color on the back would show just a bit.
Okay, just one last card to blog tomorrow, which is all about randomness. See you tomorrow!
- 7gypsies Conservatory patterned paper: Feather, Aviary
- Jenni Bowlin Family Tree Journaling Cards
- Crafty Secrets Vintage Photos Double Sided Creative Scraps (colored with markers)
- Maya Road Vintage Trinket Pins: Green Leaf
- Prima Marketing flowers
- Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli Corrugated Shapes
- Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
- Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser
- Therm O Web Mounting Adhesive Sheets (covering the cards with paper)
- Helmar 450 Quick Dry (for all embellishments)