Adventure Awaits

Before I get to my card for this post, I just wanted to take a moment for something personal. Three months ago today, I suffered a bilateral pulmonary embolism (blood clots in both lungs) and landed in the ICU in critical condition. Thankfully, my recovery has been going well and I’m back to most of my normal activities, including card making. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the beautiful cards, emails, social media messages, etc. I received during my time in the hospital and since returning home. They really meant a lot and helped brighten my day as I’ve been recovering. Thank you all so very much!!

For my latest card, even though it’s watercolor, I went for a more masculine look. It’s for a gentleman I know who has decided to make a mid-life career change. I know he’s nervous about it, but all of us who know him well have no doubt he’s going to success in his new endeavor.

Mel's Card Corner | Adventure Awaits

I started my focal layer by stamping the globe stand from the Places You’ll Go stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® on some watercolor paper. I stamped it using VersaFine Black Onyx then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, I stamped the globe in VersaMark and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. After letting the embossing cool, I added my watercolor wash background. I did the first layer using Marina Mist then added another layer over that using Bermuda Bay.

Mel's Card Corner | Adventure Awaits

After the watercolor was dry, I stamped the sentiment, also from the Places You’ll Go stamp set, using Night of Navy ink. I trimmed the panel down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and matted it on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut to 4 x 5.25″. Since the watercolor paper was a bit warped, I used Tear & Tape to adhere all my layers since it’s a super strong adhesive. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to an A2 top-folding card base made from Whisper White cardstock.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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