A somewhat masculine card evolved when I was playing along with this week’s photo inspiration challenge on Splitcoast Stampers’ Clean & Simple thread.
I embossed the woodgrain pattern on the center panel and then lightly scored two lines to divide the panel into thirds. I then die cut the heart out of the center of the panel. I die cut another heart out of blue cardstock and sponged purple ink onto it to give it a little character. I stamped the sentiment and then traced over it with a black Spica pen to add a little sparkle. I popped up the main panel and then glued the blue heart down to the card base to fill the negative space.
This week is the beginning of swimming lessons for DS1 and DS2. We’ll see how this goes! DS1 is less than enthused even though he had them last year and survived. DS2 is enthused as of now, but will see what he says after his first lesson this morning! I never cared for swimming lessons as a girl (was even scared of the water), so feel myself dreading this, but being very careful not to show my feelings and crossing my fingers the two of them will have a positive experience! Knowing how to swim is such an important life skill!