Monday, February 18, 2013

A Tweet Return

I'm back! I bet I've lost my blog followers after a 2-year absence but, I'm hoping that's not the case. Much has happened in my absence, including an extensive rotator cuff repair/partial shoulder replacement operation and that is not a surgery that I would wish on anyone, but the surgery was successful. The recovery on that is very lengthy and I'm just now feeling about 75%, but I made a card! I must admit, I had to re-orient myself to my stamping nook, re-familiarizing myself with where I stored all my supplies and even forgot what I had regarding tools, embellies, etc. My first card after 2 years was a 2-week process...LOL! And, I inadvertently made the card 6"x6" instead of my favorite size, 5"x5"...but I have transparent polyethelene envelopes that will work nicely for that, I think. ; )

I decided to break out a Clear Dollar Stamp set, "A Tweet Hello" that I had purchased before my surgery, illustrated by Laurie Wilson. It's a small image, but very cute and I couldn't wait to use it. Below, is a photo of the interior of the card with a computer-generated sentiment and coordinating stamp images from the same set:

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Here's the Deets:
Stamp Set: Clear Dollar Stamps "A Tweet Hello"
Paper & Cardstock: My Mind's Eye Stella Rose "Gertie" Collection & Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Sahara Sand & Sage Shadow
Tools: EK Success Eyelet Border Punch, EK Success Mini Scallop Corner Punch, Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Circle Die, Spellbinders Oval & Scallop Oval Dies, Sewing Machine, Thread, Round Corner Punch, Stampin' Up Dimensionals, Embroidery Floss
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000, RV13, B000, B00, BG000, E25, E27, E31, E34, C1, C2, C5, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments: Paper Trey Pink Blush Polka Dotted Ribbon, Doodlebug Buttons, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls
Techniques: Copic Blending, Sponging, Machine Stitching
Thanks for looking and checking up on me! I love comments, thoughts and hello's!


Cassie said...

You sure haven't missed a beat, Linda! What a darling card! I'm feeling about 80% in the shoulder department too, so I feel you. So glad you're back :D

Linda Borneman said...

Thank you for the warm welcome back, gf! I hope your shoulder heals...shoulder problems are the pits.

Becky said...

Well good to see you Linda. I kept you on my blog list just in cause :).
Gorgeous card inside and out.