The nectarine tree started blooming this week
and is at its peak today.
If we are lucky it won’t freeze tomorrow night
(it will be close)
and we will get fruit this year.
We didn’t have any last year–we get nice warm, sunny days in early March,
the trees bloom,
then get hit with a frost,
and bye bye fruit. And wisteria.
Until the next year, anyway.
OK, ok, this blog is stamping madly, not gardening madly. Hope you don’t mind, I just have to share what is happening in the garden. Flowers are such a big source of inspiration for my creative endeavors. And if you do mind, you will just have to skip that part of my posts! 🙂
I have been playing with Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, fancy folds, and the vintage look. You may have seen the tri-fold shutter card I posted on Monday. Today I am posting the second in the series. It is a sympathy card, which I did for the current challenge on Late Night Stampers.
Clever card, isn’t it? Lynn Pratt came up with this way cool design for the card base. She calls it the Big Shot Die Half-Cut technique. If you want to see her tutorial, you can find it here on her blog.
Stamp sets: Thoughts and Prayers, Vintage Vogue
Designer Series Paper: Bella Bleu
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Creamy Caramel (I sponged the heck out of everything with the last two)
Ribbon: Kraft Taffeta
Brad: Chocolate Chip epoxy
If you looked at Lynn’s blog, you can see that I cased this card from her:
This was the first one I made. I liked the bird idea she used, but wanted to use my current favorite Bella Bleu.
Let me know what you think. I always love to get your comments. And if you try one of these half cut cards yourself, I would love to see it! I will be back soon,
Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!
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