Hi everyone! I slept much better last night despite the fact that when I got home from work our water pipes were frozen so I couldn't get a hot bath. We had water everywhere but in the master bedroom shower and the hallway bath tub - go figure! So, after filling a container numerous times with hot water from the bathroom sink, I had enough water in the tub to simulate a bath!
I did the Vicks thing on my chest, took some Nyquil and went to sleep. I remember coughing a few times, but nothing too bad. However, when I got up this morning my husband said "you coughed a lot last night". Maybe he needs to take some Nyquil along with me so I don't disturb him! LOL!
Okay, today I have a card for Squigglefly's challenge which is to make a thank you card. There is an optional twist to use some kind of embossing. I used two kinds of embossing on my card.
The image is one of the new ones in the store by Pamela Lehto. It's called Heart Bow. The "thank you" stamp is from Stampin Up!'s Short and Sweet set. I colored the image with Copic markers. Now, when it came to the lace I got tense. I don't like leaving white things just white. I feel like they need some kind of coloration to bring out the depth. I finally opted for really like neutral and cool grays. Sometimes I got with a pale blue. I'd love to know what you do for white things. Do you think the grays make this look like the white ruffles are dirty?
Once the image was colored and cut out, I put it on an old mouse pad and used an embossing stylus to bring out more depth. I traced over the lines inside the heart and pushed the lower folds down with the stylus. Then I flipped it over and pushed the other ruffles out. I also puffed up the bow some. I know it's hard to see in the photo, but the person receiving it will be able to see it and feel the dimension. Here's a close up to help, but it's still hard to see
The card base is of course embossed with a Cuttlebug hearts folder. The inside of the card says "From the bottom of my heart" that I computer printed out. I hope you'll play along in Squigglefly's challenge too!