07/07/2021 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #427.
Recently I spent some time in the hospital because of a severe allergic reaction to a prescription drug. It was a surprise because I have never been allergic to anything! Part of the treatment included a blood transfusion. I have been a blood donor for years but have rarely given it a second thought after each donation. Being a recipient, however, left me thankful and humbled that someone would do that for me. If you are able, please consider becoming a blood donor or organ donor. Your kindness could save a life.
I decided to have some fun with the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #427 plus enter my Glamorous Pig at Two Crafty Critter Crazies. I created the card but determined it needed something more. Have you heard of the concept of turning a "now" card into a "WOW" card? That's what I tried to do. To liven up my card, I added the bejeweled pig along with the butterfly and a silly pun. I hope it makes you smile.
Following the sketch, I added panels to the card base for the background followed by the four circles in varying sizes. I added foam tape in two thicknesses to vary the dimension as well. My images were stamped, adhered, and fussy cut, followed by the stamped sentiment and the rhinestones. I almost gave her rhinestone earrings! I had a few die-cut flowers from another project so I placed one in the pig's hoof and added two to the inside of the card. The inside was also lined with a white cardstock panel and decorated with paper scraps.
I urge you to join in the weekly sketch challenges at AHSC427. and don't forget to visit Two Crafty Critter Crazies. Whether or not you have played along with these challenges before, it's always fun to challenge your creativity. AHSC427 is open through Sunday evening, July 4, 2021, and 2CCC52 is ongoing through Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Happy Birthday USA!
Stamps: MFT "Sow Much Cuteness"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Lost Lagoon
Paper: Carta Bella "Flower Garden" Collection
Dies: Whimsy (stitched circles)
Misc.: Rhinestones and foam tape from stash