So, I've been dying to play along with CAS-ual Fridays new and improved challenge and I finally got a chance to today. Despite a severe lack of sleep, I enjoyed my crafty time. Why did I have a lack of sleep? My son kept waking up all night due to an ear ache. We finally just ended up downstairs at around 4:30am. Apparently his cold that seemed to be getting better decided to rear it's ugly head again. Sort of like the weather around here. We are in for a nasty storm tonight and tomorrow. Boo. In any case, after a nice warm compress my son's ear stopped hurting and he seems okay. I kept him home just in case. He had no fever so hopefully no ear infection will occur. Anyway, that's why I'm tired. And my cold isn't going away either which is no fun. But making some cards always makes me feel better! :-)
Okay, the card. Recently I've been playing around with my alcohol markers. I got some of my refills I ordered so was able to refill my drying out ones. :-).
So, I've played around with my gray markers (Spectrum Noir BGR1 & 3) and some isopropyl alcohol. I used some glossy paper by Ranger and made a cool splotchy effect. I used my Slice die cutter and cut the word "happy" out. I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the medallion (SU!) in Canary yellow (Color Box). Then I stamped the "anniversary" (an old stamp by All Night Media) in black on the die cut happy and on the medallion panel. Then lined the die cut up and attached it. I added some sequins (Neat and Tangled) and put my panel on a white card base with some foam dots. This is going to be for my inlaws who celebrate their 47th anniversary this year. :-)
Like I mentioned above, I'm linking up to CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is "shades of gray". Also, linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More where it's "anything goes" this week.
Well, I'm hoping that these colds we have will clear up soon so I can get back to some serious card making! :-) Thanks for stopping by!