Hi friends! I'm so glad it's Friday! It's been one of those weeks where I've just told myself to hold on over and over again. Hold on one more hour until the nanny gets here... hold on just a little bit longer until Mark gets home.... hold on just 30 more minutes until the shrieking stops (yes, shrieking, piercing and deafening have all been words OTHER PEOPLE have used to describe the twins' cries!)... hold on until the Keurig makes its magic coffee surprise... hold on just a few more minutes until the migraine medicine takes effect... hold on.... hold on... HOLD ON. The days are sooooooooo long and the nights are so short and I just keep telling myself it's always darkest before the dawn. It's always darkest before the dawn. Dawn WILL come, right?!?
Anyhow, today's card is centered around those two little words that have been repeating in my head. I picked a few of my favorite scraps from the scrap pile to start with. Can't go wrong with a little aqua and brown, right? And the stamps are from the Lean on Me set. The aqua looks really bright in the photo, but it really is a mellow card. I stamped the sentiment onto one of the Mini Classy Label die cuts and then layered it onto a Classy Label die cut, which I dry embossed and added a little Tim Holtz tissue tape. I used the Flourished Trim die across the width of my card, adding a few liquid pearls accents to make it stand out more. I used the Ribbon Banner die to cut the ribbon tails, leaving one end uncut, so I could make it a little longer and then roll the top like a scroll.
The flowers from Lean on Me are stamped onto designer paper with Early Espresso and I colored them in with distress markers and a water brush. An aqua bow and some distressed corners finishes things off.
So, if you're having a rough time right now, this card is for you. Just keep on holding on! :) Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic start to your weekend.
Stamps: Lean on Me (Verve Stamps)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Glitz Designs scraps, Early Espresso, Pool Party (SU!), cream
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party (SU!), Frayed Burlap, Distress Ink Markers (Ranger)
Accessories: Flourished Trim Die, Mini Classy Label Die Set, Classy Label Die, Ribbon Banner Die (A Cut Above by Verve), liquid pearls (Ranger), pool party seam binding ribbon (SU!), Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz), Damask embossing folder (Sizzix), waterbrush