My youngest daughter is in the Navy and lives across the country from our family. We miss her terribly! It's especially hard when she's miserably sick (she currently has pneumonia!), but we can pray for her and enlist other friends and family to pray for her as well. And I can make her cards of course! And send snacks!
For this non-traditional Valentine's Day card, I started by creating a blue A2 card base. I ink blended a 4 inch by 5 1/4 panel with Stormy Skies distress ink and then splattered with some water and some white pearlescent water color paint. After it dried, I embossed it with Altenew's From Land to Sea embossing folder and adhered it to my A2 card base.
The flowers and foliage were layering dies from Altenew's Rose Flurries 3D die set. The "you" sentiment was die cut with the Mega You die from Altenew. I did the "we're so blue without" sentiment as a print and cut using my Silhouette Design Studio software to design the sentiment and my Cameo 4 to cut it out. It looked too stark white so I blended on a bit of blue ink and adhered it to the card. I added 3 small blue beads to the 3 little flowers above the "u" in "you and then went to work on the inside of the card.
For the inside of the card, I had some pretty washi tape that has been sitting in my washi tape storage bin for years that I wanted to finally use! I adhered it to the right side of the card and then trimmed it at the bottom. I adhered a piece of very light blue card stock to the left of the washi tape so I would have a place to write my message to my daughter. Then I added another foliage die cut from the same Rose Flurries set to finish off the card. I hope it reminds my daughter of how very much she is loved and missed every day.
Challenges I'm entering:
simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: Love is in the air (2/5; ends 2/14/24)
The Diva's that cut ....paper! (die-cut-divas.blogspot.com): Non-traditional Valentines (ends at the end of the month)
Allsorts challenge blog: Hearts or ATG (3/3; ends 2/16/24)
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (4/5 for the week; ends 2/14/24)
The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG or no pattern paper: I didn't use any pattern papers for this card. I used ink blending, alcohol markers to color some of the die cuts, and washi tape to decorate the inside of the card (2/4; ends at the end of the month)
A Place To Start (hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com): Monochrome (ends at the end of the month)
Can You Handle The Pressure? (cyhtp.blogspot.com): ATG with an embossing folder; twist of red and/or pinks: I used Altenew's From Land to Sea EF (2/21/24)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (ends 2/16/24)
Gem of A Craft Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com): ATG (ends 2/17/24)
Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge:ATG (ends 2/23/24)
Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (ends 2/13/24)
Triple B (dd-tripleb.blogspot.com): ATG with birds, blooms, or butterflies (ends at the end of the month)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog (cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com): ATG (ends at the end of the month)
Word Power (wordpowerchallenge.blogspot.com): ATG with the sentiment as the focus (ends at the end of the month)