partly it's been crazy work (I've been working double-time the past 3 weeks trying to get a grant proposal written)....
partly it's been travel (I was in Denver last week for work)....
partly it's been enjoying my free time with my family (especially now that we finally have nice weather!).
But, I promise to catch up on my visits....I miss seeing what everyone is doing!
I haven't had a chance to make anything new. Well, I did make one card a couple of weeks ago, but it was ugly. Embarrassingly ugly. So it's not getting posted. I guess I can't card under pressure. :)
But, I am going to post a card I've submitted twice but didn't get picked up. I still love this card. It does have a bit of an identity crisis--I'm not sure when I would use this card. Maybe a fall wedding? Chinese New Year? Happy fall? Good luck with the power blackout? Hmmmm... Anyhoo, here it is:
The lanterns and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights. I used alcohol inks to create a gradient and then stamped the lanterns onto the gradients. Actually, I stamped about 15 and mixed them up to see which I liked the best. The linen ribbon is from May Arts.
This card was actually on a red base in its first life. But, I decided that I would push the color scheme and used violet and turquoise. I managed to pull off the front panel without ripping it--thank goodness.
I also wanted to thank Emily Leiphart for passing on her Versatile Blogger award. Thanks, Emily! If you haven't checked out her blog, it's a definite must-see. She's such a FAB card maker!
Thanks for looking...I really appreciate it! Have a great night.