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When the Waters get Rough...

Well hello there crafters and friends! Heather here with you today on this awesome Tuesday! I have to tell you all, my oldest went away to college about 2 weeks ago and I've been missing her like crazy! She's living on campus and is about a 45 minute drive away - which isn't terribly far - but sometimes feels like a million miles away with work, school, my other 2 children, church and crafty commitments. I am so thankful for technology which enables us to communicate throughout the day pretty seamlessly, however, her anxiety has really been on overdrive - which makes ME super anxious as well! I'm sure she will thrive and things will get easier but she's been having a rough go. Anyway, I wanted to create a card for her and it'll be her first piece of mail to her new college mailbox - which I hope will make her feel special and loved.
I wanted to create a Slimline-esque card - this card measures 8 1/2 X 8" prior to the fold & 4 1/4 X 8" when folded. The card base is standard heavyweight cardstock and I created the scene on a piece of Bristol paper. I started by sketching out a rough idea then creating masks to create a sand bar and skyline. I then went to work using Distress inks to create the beach & sandbar for the lighthouse (using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink), the ocean (using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink), and the sky (using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Ink).
Next I went to work looking though my Lawn Fawn Stamps for images. I decided on a bunny family outing! I used several Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets to create the scene and it's wonderful how they all work so well together! On this card I've used images from: Smooth Sailing, Coaster Critters, Upon a Star, and Mermaid for You Stamp Sets with a little bit of Chunky Glitter added in for fun! These bunnies are from different stamp sets but work together PERFECTLY!
I finished the card off with a few birdies flying about and a sentiment from the Smooth Sailing Stamp Set as a reminder that I'll always be there for my girl. That's all for me today and this will be my last post as an official Design Team Member! Hopefully I'll be back to guest design for you guys - as I'd love that. I wanted to thank Vanessa so much for the opportunity and also say a BIG thanks to the rest of the DT! You all really encouraged and inspired me along this journey and I am so grateful!

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