Walking may be the only form of exercise I would consider. I know, pretty pathetic but completely the truth. The thought of a workout almost exhausts me and lately that says a lot since I seem to be in that exhaustive state EVERY day. Pure exhaustion, really! I'm not exactly sure what is going on. I normally do not feel like this. The nurse in me says "see what happens in a few days" and if I don't "feel" better I will get it checked out. Considering the stress, I think it's normal. So… back to the exercise and walking. I'm thinking about putting a walking routine into my daily schedule. I think most of my girlfriends reading this probably just fell on the floor. Go ahead and pick yourselves up. You did read that correctly. I'm going to start WALKING! <woot> A good nature walk would be great for my mind.
Speaking of Nature Walk, the stamp set Nature Walk is really one of my favorite stamp sets in the Spring Mini. Okay, so all of the sets are my favorite! You know how much I love birds and the bird in this stamp set is just beautiful. This set has lots of great possibilities. Here is my card:
The cool technique with this card is I used one of my CLEAR blocks as a STAMP! Yes, isn't that cool? Who knew? One of my demonstrators on my team used this technique on a card and I just loved it.
I learned a few tips along the way of making this card. Let me share.
TIPS: First, I used my Clear Block D and stamped it onto the Very Vanilla cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. The tip is to make sure when stamping with the Clear Block you are stamping on a hard surface. For instance, if you are using a plastic craft table, this technique does not really work. The table gives when you push down to stamp and then your image is not clear. It's very spotty. Actually, it's FLAT UGLY! To avoid this happening, stamp the Clear Block on a hard surface. Works like a champ.
This happens to be the card I was going to video and show you the technique in action…we'll blame it on the kids for the reason it's not done. <smile>
This was a super fast card to make with very few layers but the images produce that WOW factor. I really like it. Below you will find the materials I used for the card and you can find all the supplies to make this in my Online Store.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
I hope your Monday is shaping up to be super fantastic. I have a few stories to share with you later tonight. Stories that could potentially make you laugh right along with ME!