It's been three years since my spine surgery and I'm so thankful for the journey God has taken me on. While I'm by no means "cured" I am overwhelmingly grateful for the improvement and function that I do have since surgery...and of course I wanted to document my thankfulness, so I created this scrapbook page.
The photo I used was just a random photo my husband took around the time of my "back-aversary" (as it's known in my home LOL). It's not my favorite photo of myself, but it's real life.
For the background I used a piece of white cardstock and some old book pages. I took some watercolors and randomly painted the book pages and then I die-cut them with one of my new favorite dies, the NEW Scallop Doilies die, which is part of the NEW Bloom & Grow product release for Lifestyle Crafts.
I also added some Washi tape to my layout...the turquoise striped one I used was from Target. I used the Weave boarder die to add some character to the tape by ripping off a strip of it, sticking it directly onto the die, and then running it through my die cut machine. -And in case you have a different die-cutter, it's good to know that these dies work in most the popular brands of die cut machines....can I get an amen! :)
The tape peeled easily off of the die, thankfully! I then played around with layering it with other pieces of Washi tape.
And eventually I decided I wanted it like this...
I then took a piece of packaging tape and applied it to the die to remove the small bits of tape that were left on the die.
I also added a bit more to the corner...
While I had all my die-cutting stuff out I wanted to use the NEW Bouquet die so I made a card with some Studio Calico papers.
Don't you just love those dies! It comes with two dies for all those flowers:
It was really fun to add a bit of zentangle doodles to the cut out parts of the larger flowers...and of course I did a quick doodle on the other flowers as well.
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Have a "blooming" good week!
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