can you believe that it's already the first monday in march?! this year is flying by.
i'm super excited to share the card that i made + mailed last week. i've really enjoyed the bracelets available from the company puravida. a few weeks back, i was telling my bestie about them and showed her a mood ring i was thinking of purchasing. she commented that she liked the mood bracelet even better. [i didn't even know they had a mood bracelet!]
we decided to buy matching bracelets, but when i went to check out, i discovered they were out of stock. such a bummer! i was added to the list to find out when they were back in stock and we waited. and waited. and waited. and one day i happened to take a chance to see if they were available and they were! add to cart, times two so we would each have one.
the bracelets arrived and i could not love them more! i knew i had to mail hers, so i decided to make a coordinating card!
i used tim holtz distress inks to seamlessly blend the background of the front panel, fading from dark black to brown, yellow to green and then into an aqua and dark blue. i'm sure the bracelets are controlled by temperature, but i don't care - it's such an awesome thing. i picked out a sassy sentiment to match our friendship and stamped it with versamark on a die-cut black half circle. while somewhat hard to see, there are tiny stitch marks around the perimeter of the circle for added detail.
i also dry embossed the front panel before adhering it to the card base with foam adhesive. the texture created replicates quilted waves and in my mind, the flow of the colors from one mood/temperature to the next.
a small glittery gold strip adds some additional detail below the half circle and helps to ground the sentiment. i was on the fence about using the coordinating colored sequins, so in a random and somewhat vague text message, i asked my bestie if the project i was working on [unknown to her] needed sequins and she said yes, so sequins she got!
five sequins are scattered across the front of the panel and each coordinates with the color beneath it.
i could not have asked for this card to turn out better than it did. it just came together exactly the way that i imagined it and i'm so happy she liked it [and the bracelet] as much as she did!
her reaction is one of the main reasons that i send happy mail. i want to make people's day and make them smile. it in turn makes me smile and that's always a good thing.
need a few reasons to send a few smiles of your own? check out these upcoming, non-traditional holidays:
march 3 - national i want you to be happy day
march 4 - national grammar day
march 5 - national cheese doodle day
march 6 - national employee appreciation day
march 7 - national cereal day [woot woot!]
march 8 - international women's day
march 9 - national napping day
there are certainly a few days this upcoming week that i'm going to be celebrating, how about you?
if you're interested in following along, march is also a month that i'm participating and sharing my journey + details with #marchmeetthemaker - both on instagram as well as in daily blog posts. check it out!
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