A quick post tonight – it’s a bit rainy and there is occasional thunder so it feels like a perfect night to spend some time in my craft room listening to music and messing around with too many stamps, too much patterned paper and more twine, buttons and markers than I could ever need!

DH needed a good bye card for a co-worker who has finished their term with his department and I made a card a few days ago but had a Mr. Huey mist mishap (say that 10 times fast) which caused a little TOO much black to be sprayed over my card.  I did manage to salvage the bird image from the card – I’m just pretending he has a spotted head:

The blue panel is popped up on the yellow cardstock and I had a devil of a time deciding what patterned paper to use and where to place it so my little Paper Smooches characters don’t get lost so I decided to punch some circles out of scraps left from another project (which I’ll share at some point in the near future!) and randomly glue them to the background. 

The sentiment is computer generated and I quickly ran the cardstock through my sewing machine.  I finished off with some buttons in the same shades as the patterned paper.  I think they play up the circles nicely and help balance the bottom of the card…sort of!

Time to clean up my mess – it’s amazing how much of a mess you can make creating a single card!