Honey, I love you

I had hoped to spend the weekend making cards for challenges, or just make cards in general, but we’ve been busy dealing with the aftermath of a couple of really crazy storms. For the last couple of days, the only thing you could hear in our neighborhood was wood chippers and chainsaws. And thunder. Lots and lots of thunder. We escaped with very minor damage; our neighbors were not so lucky. One lost their garage to an uprooted tree. Another had damage to their roof from the same tree. You couldn’t even see a house up the street because it was under another uprooted tree. By the way, we have big, old, beautiful trees. We will have to replace the gutters on our garage, but they needed replacing anyway. Other than that, we just had to replace the contents of our refrigerator from the extended power outage.

This is all to say that I’ll be sharing a card from the Pile To Be Blogged instead of playing with new stamps and being inspired by all the fun challenges. There’s always next week 🙂

For this card, I blended two stamp sets to make a sweet one layer card: The Buzz set from Reverse Confetti and the Love You. Mean It set from Concord & 9th. They go together quite well, no?

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I first traced a circle onto watercolor paper in pencil and then stamped the images along the line. Then I loosely watercolored, keeping the color palette pretty simple. Then I cut the panel down using a wonky stitch rectangle die and tied some matching twine across. Then I adhered the panel to the card base with a piece of craft foam.

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This card makes me think of summers in the country. A breeze blowing through open windows, walking through a field, afternoon naps, cicadas buzzing, and lemonade. Not severe thunderstorms.

Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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