Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Simply Homemade ~ Victorian Greeting Card

 I have been making cards this morning.  One needs to find something quiet and still to do in this heat.  It is entirely too hot to work in the garden.  I rose early this morning to water the garden and discovered that it had rained sometime during the night. I joined the flowers in a happy dance!

I wanted to share this card with you today.  It turned out beautifully.  I love the Victorian look to it.  I didn't want to stamp too much so I just added this silver edged Hello.  The ink I chose is a plum color and I wanted it to be a faint plum image rather than a strong dark one so I barely inked/stamped down on it.

Hope you all are enjoying a cooler summer day whether inside or outside ~ stay hydrated!

6 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous! Wish I had the talent to make cards like this. Something so personal and beautiful in a computerized world.

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  2. Your card is beautiful! Perfection!

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  3. What a beautiful card! and you are right, the heat is just a bit too much at the moment to be out in the garden :/

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  4. Gina, your card turned out beautifully. Well done! Even getting up early, one can't get away from the humidity. Stay cool and keep hydrated!

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  5. Beautiful!, love the soft colors and pretty flowers to go with her!
    Isn't it wonderful when it rains overnight!

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859