Happy Sunday, blog friends! Thanks to Virginia's View Challenge #1, I'm popping in today to share my very first attempt at using watercoloring on a card! Here goes:
I will be mailing this card to my AMAZING friends, Tricia and Eric! As I mentioned in my post yesterday, my birthday was full of surprises! Today I'll tell you about surprises #2 and #3 (Note: I have to skip surprise #1 for now and come back to that in the next day or two because I needed to post this card today before the challenge ends.)
So...surprise #2...my rock star husband surprised me with a long weekend trip to New Orleans! Our first night there, we were sitting in the hotel bar in the French Quarter and we got a text message saying, "Look behind you." There were Tricia and Eric (surprise #3)!!!! They flew in from San Diego to hang out with us for the weekend and celebrate!!!! Yes, I squealed and YES I nearly suffocated Tricia, Eric and my husband with hugs! I couldn't believe it!!! Turns out they had been in cahoots for months planning this trip! Gosh, I love them!!!
We had an absolutely FANTASTIC time!!! This was my first visit to NOLA, and I loved every minute of it! The food, the art, the music, the history----what an incredible city!
This thank you card was inspired by the artsy vibe and energy of NOLA! The place is SO alive!!! It really gets into your soul...and fast!!! I would go back there in a heartbeat! I'll be sure to share some photos from our trip in a future post.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamps: Kindness Matters (Neat And Tangled); E81 Single Note, E82 Double Note, E83 Treble Clef, A92 Teeny Star (DeNami Design)
Ink: Elderberry/Morocco/Teal Zeal Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink), Black (DeNami Design)
Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), paintbrush
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)