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Friday, March 20, 2020

Easter colors...

I had this pretty striped cardstock in my stash, and with its Easter colors, I thought it would make a perfect base for an Easter card.

I also had a fancy doily die-cut that's been in my card parts box for more than a year! It was cut out of white cardstock, so I applied some very pale yellow ink with a blending brush (love them!) to give it a softer look. The soft yellow nicely complements my striped background. I added a turquoise and a soft orange circle behind the doily to give some color to the negative spaces. My stamped sentiment was heat embossed and the sequins were from my stash.

I grabbed a number of floral dies to create my spray of flowers and gave them Nuvo Drop centers.

On the inside of my card, I inked around the edge of my sentiment panel to give it some definition. Then I stamped my sentiment (from My Sentiments Exactly) and added a flower.

I spent this afternoon volunteering at the local thrift shop--and yes, I took a protective face mask and gloves with me to make sure I was safe. They are very short of help right now, so as long as I feel it is safe and productive for me to go, I will do so. My brother was there volunteering, as well, and I am always glad to see him once or twice a week and confirm that he is doing okay.

Other than that, we are staying home. Friday nights are usually our designated movie nights when we go to a local theater and also to a coffee/wine shop kitty corner from the theater that has live music. Both of those venues are now closed, so we will have to have movie night at home.

How has your entertainment life changed since the Coronavirus decided to invade our/your country? I hope you'll share the answer with me and other readers of my blog. I think we need to stay in contact online as much as we can so that we all don't go stir crazy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very pretty Easter card, Cheryl! I love the color combination....so bright and cheery!

designbydonna said...

Your card is very pretty. Awesome job of pulling all those colors together. We eat out more often than we should. The restaurants are closed to inside seating but they are all doing drive-thru or curbside pick up. We are trying to do our part to keep the small local businesses going. Our hardest one is no church activities. Our minister is doing facebook live sermons but I miss the music and the fellowship.

Lynette said...

Your card is awesome, Cheryl. You are wonderful - and brave! - to do volunteer work. We have not been leaving the house at all except to go for walks. It's easy for me, as I have SO many things to occupy my time. It's been a bit harder for Jim. We totally cleaned and organized his workroom, though, so that kept us busy for a while, and he'll have a place to work, if a project comes up:)

Glittered Paws said...

What a pretty die cut you found in your stash - and the DP is certainly Easter colors.
So hubby is pretty much content to sit on the couch and channel surf. We have watched a few movies - some good - some not so good and one just plain BAD. Hoping the sun shines this afternoon so we can take dogs for a walk. I think they are bored as well.