So I need lots of "Thank you" cards for all the support. One thing I can do is sit at my craft desk and whip out easy cards. And here are a few: The red flower I made using Papertrey flower dies and layering them. I used some glimmer mist in a shimmery pearl color to moisten them and sort of crunched them a bit to give the flower dimension. The background stamp is by Cornish Heritage Farms. (Really bummed they closed.)
This one used clear water to do the crunching and a Stampin' Up! scallop circle for the flower. I also used atlas paper for the flower. I get atlasas when I find them at garage sales or thrift shops for $2. For some reason that's exactly the price I'm willing to pay.I usually have one I'm tearing paper out of and a backup. I love to make atlas paper envelopes.
You can tell more in this photo, I embossed the actual card with my Papertrey woodgrain embossing die. LOVE the embossed woodgrain. I'm all about woodgrain right now.
It's funny about trends. Woodgrain is a trend right now and I'm 100% on board. LOVE it. But there is another trend out right now that I cannot master or even grow to love. It's the pennant banner trend. I get it, it's cute. I see cute stuff done, but I just don't love it. I tried, really I did but no. Not for me. In general though I love trends. I like how they bring something to focus that maybe I would not have noticed before. I also like how they pass. Some things are fun, but not forever. Of course sometimes I love a trend and keep it even after it passes. I figure that means I REALLY loved that thing. Either way I love trends, trendwatching and such. Fun!