I just glanced out the window only to discover it's raining. Again. Since the 5th, we've had at least 6" - 7" of rain, usually accompanied by violent thunderstorms. On Friday I went to an appointment, and learned upon arriving at the building that the power was out. I decided to go to the home improvement store before returning home, and they were on generators. It turns out a large section of town was without power, most likely because of water getting into the underground electrical cables. Enough already!
Most of the cards I make are inspired by ones I find on the Internet via Pinterest. The original for this one - which I copied almost completely - is found here.
I started by stamping two of the designs from Stampin' Up's Flowering Flourishes set on off-white cardstock using black ink. I adhered this on a black piece of cardstock along with decorative paper from the Mirabelle paper pack by The Paper Studio. For the divider between the top and bottom of the card front, I punched a strip of black cardstock using the Eyelet Lace punch by Martha Stewart. Also from the black cardstock I cut two small rectangles, adding a ribbon edge to one end of each. From off-white cardstock, I cut a wavy banner; I stamped my sentiment in black ink, curving it to fit the banner. The sentiment is from the Joy for the Journey stamp set from Verve (no longer available). The brad I used to attach the banners is from Stampin' Up! Finishing the card are the pearls in the upper right corner are by Recollections (Michael's).