When I feel the NEED to craft and stamp, I tend to go a bit more challenging to myself. I want to see that I have truly accomplished something at the end of it. This card is no exception to that rule ~ I probably spent 2 hours on it ! Here's why.
This is a 5 X 5 card, and I made those flowers!! They each measure about 2.5 inches across and while I don't usually toot my own horn ... THEY ARE GORGEOUS !! They turned out exactly how I had pictured in my mind. The first one took the longest, and the second one came together a lot faster. The bonus - EVERYTHING IS STAMPIN' UP!
The colors I used are wild wasabi, pink pirouette, so saffron and white. The leaves are textured wasabi, though, which lends to a more realistic feel. The stamp sets are Belle Toile (#111598) and Thoughts and Prayers (#113252). The centers of the flower are embellished with the new Basic Pearls (#119247).
Tomorrow, we have an appointment with the C word Clinic here to see what our options are from the medical side of it. We are also still waiting on the call from a couple of specialists regarding surgery or whether that is even an option. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, as they treat his case. Also for Russ and I, that God will guide us to the right decision.
We are feeling pretty good mentally and spiritually - The peace of God passes all understanding!! And that comes from being lifted to the throne of grace, for where 2 or 3 are gathered, he is in the midst. Tootles, have fun and happy stamping!!