Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Step It Up for Any Occasion Blog Hop

Whew  I feel like I have jumped from the holidays back into work at full speed.   Nothing like closing the year after everyone has been on holiday.  Somehow lack of planning on their part has created a crisis on mine.

Go Figure!

If something could go wrong today...it did.
I had a horrible first day back at work - lets just say I didn't get home until after 8:00 pm.  Normally I am home by 4:30 pm.  The time I had allotted for card making was taken.  I just about had my fabulous card finished and the little flower die that I needed for one more flower sprouted legs  and it can't be found.  So I had to scrap the card and start over.

In the process of hurrying to get done...I neglected to take pics of step one.  So you get verbal steps..

I started out with the washi tape, flower, leaves and sentiment all from the the new Occasions catalog.  Coordinating Botanical blooms Stamps, Washi tape and flowers dies.

To step it up I popped it up a layer with dimensionals and added two strips of washi tape on each end of the card to emphasize the layering and bring the eye to the card center.  I also added a linen thread bow.  I can't stay away from the linen thread.

The sentiment is from Enjoy the Little things stamp set - also from the occasions catalog.

Hop on over to Lynn Striefert for another amazing project