I'm a late in posting this week. My husband celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday. I have been a little distracted getting the festivities organized. We didn't have a formal party yesterday because of Zumba. However, Zumba is a party in itself...so we brought the party to class. A friend made Connor cupcakes and I brought some simple decorations to class. Connor surprised us all with a special Birthday song. We had a good time. Tonight we are having dinner with some friends...and then this weekend we are celebrating with family.
I have two cards to share today. They are two different takes on the same layout. I love this stamp set called "Thoughts and Prayers" by Stampin Up. The tree is beautiful. I found a couple ways to dress up the tree on the card. The first card is the easy method.
A while ago I purchased a bunch of "Smooch" it is a liquid paint that comes in small bottles. They look a lot like nail polish. I put a little of this metallic green on each of the leaves on the tree. It was an easy and fun way to dress up this stamp.
I love Flower Soft and wanted to see how it looked on the leaves. I used the same layout and added the glue to the leaves and sprinkled the shamrock Flower Soft on the leaves. I found that the Flower Soft sticks to itself. I had to go over each branch and use my tweezers to remove all the excess Flower Soft.
In the end the effort was worth it. The card looks good, but it was much more tedious than the Smooch method. I love the texture and look, but it took a while to get to this final step.