Hey there! How was your weekend? Mine was fun-filled! My sister and I got our nose pierced. Now, some may think that’s so edgy; whereas others may think it’s adventurous. I guess you can tell which group I belong to, huh? I thought about it longer than it actually took to pierce it. This has been a long time coming. Remember those magnet studs you could get from accessory shops? Well, I used to put one in my nose years ago to see how it looked. Well, now I know officially! The thing is, I don’t think it is all that noticeable. We saw my mom hours after we got it done and she never noticed. HAHA Well, mommy when you read this…surprise! Your daughters are crazy and now have nose piercings!
Just as information for those of you who care. I’m not going to lie, it did hurt, but for like 3 seconds max! If you want to see a video of the process, I’ve shared it on YouTube. If it’s not your thing, then don’t watch, unless you are really interested. I’m only sharing for informational purposes because it’s how I learned how it was done. All you see really is me closing my eyes and tearing up (natural tears from nerves in the nose). So, please know I’m not asking you to watch the video, but just sharing it with others who may be interested. If piercings aren’t your thing, that’s cool, just don’t watch!The healing is going well. It only hurt to flare my nostril on the day of and today, it does not hurt at all. Some of you have already commented on it and I want to thank you so much!
Here’s a self portrait I took immediately after the piercing.
This morning, I woke up super early (for me, anyway) and decided to watch the news and make a card! With Mother’s Day coming up, of course I had to get to work! Yesterday, I sketched lots of card concepts out and this is one of them. It did not turn out exactly how I envisioned because while gathering supplies, I ended up getting inspired by some new product…that Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection. But, I went with the idea nonetheless and kept it moving.
First, I trimmed the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection patterned paper to about 4″ x 5.75″. (Note: I used the 6×6 paper pad, not 12×12) Next, I stamped the diagonal striped (Papertrey Ink – postmarks) along some of the border in sweet blush and vintage cream inks. It sort of looks like it was a part of the patterned paper and that was my goal. I really liked the way it turned out. So, that part of my vision worked! Here’s a tip – to prevent from stamping over some of the patterns already on the paper, only ink the number of stripes needed to fit the space.
Next, I stitched around the border and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz paper distresser. I adhered it to a 4.25″ x 6″ aqua mist card base.
For the next step, I used a craft knife to cut a small opening on the scored line. This will allow me to feed any ribbon and twine through the card front. Then, I added the decorative eyelet trim using Scor-Tape. Next, I added the Bazzill pink tulle and tied it into a knot. I threaded the May Arts twine through and tied it into a bow and embellished it with a Papertrey Ink sweet blush button and Prima bird trinket.
I used the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Year of Flowers – Larkspurs and stamped it using Stampin’ Up! chocolate chip ink. To personalize the sentiment and make it Mother’s Day appropriate, I used the “Mom” stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Women of Life.
Last, I adhered two Recollections flowers (can be purchased at Michaels) using Helmar’s Premium Craft liquid adhesive. I made sure the tulle was upright behind the flowers before making sure everything was secure.
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday. I’ll be back tomorrow to wrap up the shaped card video series that will surely ‘sweeten’ your day! Can you guess what shaped card I’ll be creating?
Thanks for visiting! Take care.