I had ordered some things off Amazon, which I love. I have found all sorts of things there. Including these great little anti tarnishing strips for silver. I don't know what it is, but ever since moving to California, my silver tarnishes so much faster than it did back East. So, in an effort to to try to prevent it from being quite so bad, I decided to try these strips. They come in a very small, thin little pack as you can see in the photos below.
Okay well, I just wanted to share that with you as my strange situation for the day ;-)
So... as promised, my card.
Now- a word of warning. I am not all that happy with it. Having said that, I am happy about it.
Let me explain:
For those of you who may not know, I am an avid card maker/ stamper. I am, well, for lack of a better way to say it- addicted to stamping. I love it! It's my passion, my therapy, all those things stampers say about stamping... it's my hobby and then some!
But for the past several months I have not been stamping due to having a great deal of pain in both of my hands and one of my elbows due to nerve damage and arthritis. I have been going through months of physical/ occupational therapy and finally I am starting to get back to stamping again. At least I am giving it a shot!
Little things like using dimensional adhesive dots easily gives a little pop to a card. And one single pearl for the bird's eye can really add interest. And finally, I used my "Bow Easy". And yes, it actually did make my bow easy ;-)
Next time I hope- no- I plan to have another card for you, showing much progress. Now how's that for positive thinking? ;-)
Items I used to make this card:
Stampin' Up! Designer paper: Bella Birds
Stampin' Up! card stock: BrocadeBlue; Bordering Blue; Ballet Blue; Very Vanilla; Always Artichoke; Old Olive; Chocolate Chip; Basic Black
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, 5/8" width
Stampin' Up! punch: Word Window, large
Sizzix Bigz die: Bird With Leaves & Flower
Sizzix Elegant Designs embossing plate
Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Pendants die: Fair Isle
Small adhesive pearl