Post COVID-19 Vaccination Crafting

Today I got my first COVID-19 vaccination. Fairly painless but am starting to feel a little bit tired. I don’t like to sleep during the day as it mucks up my night time sleep patterns, so I’m crafting to keep myself awake.

First up is a card for:

I ink smooshed my Kaleidacolor ‘Caribbean Sea’ ink pad onto some water colour paper and then die cut the Paper Roses ‘Leafy Circle’ die. I added this die to a plain white card ase with a bit of twine and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative. I love ink smooshing as each time you do it you get a different result.

Next is a card for:

For this card, I made a second ink smooshed background, this time just a little bit more subtle and added another die cut on top, this time its a person chillaxing in a hammock under some palm tress. The sentiment is from Stampin Up ‘Timeless Tropical’. This is what I see myself doing this next summer season.

Next is a card for:

I did a bit of ink blending over a hexagon stencil with Stampin Up Inks in Island Indigo, Going Gray and Basic Grey. I was inspired by the colours in the photo. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up ‘A cut above’ stamp set.

Lastly is a card for:

I used a Simon Says Stamp ‘Thankful Flowers’ and coloured the single flower with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends. When I was colouring, I noticed that the inks were bleeding, but once it was finished, I quite liked the halo effect that resulted. CAS seems to be my natural style, I really like the quiet white space for your eyes to rest.

Well, that’s it for today. I think I need to go have a lie down now. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

45 thoughts on “Post COVID-19 Vaccination Crafting”

  1. Such beautiful CAS cards, Tristan! I LOVE the palm tree and hammock die cut. I seriously can’t think of a better way to rest and relax. Thank you for playing in my Signs of Summer challenge at The Paper Players!

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  2. Great way to spend your day as you adjust to your vaccine!! Thanks for playing along with our “Father’s Day” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! I love the blended colors on your honeycomb!

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  3. I’m a huge fan of smooching too Tristan. Great result here. Simple and striking and love the use of twine also. A great finisher. Love your other cards too btw.
    Craft time beats sleep any time. Hope you are feeling much better now after your jab.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at JUGS this week. Lovely to see you.
    PS No doubt you will be rugging up with that cold snap your way and even my way. Great craft weather.

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  4. Great shading on the hexagons. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  5. Glad to hear you’ve had your 1st jab, luckily I’ve had both without too much of a reaction. Crafting is a great way to keep your mind off the subject too and you’ve created great set of cards too.
    Thanks for sharing one at Cardz4Guyz. 🙂

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  6. Love your leafy circle with those colours. I should use my Kaleidacolor pad more often ! It beautifully pops up over the white card base. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  7. Smooshing is one of my favourite techniques too. Your colours are so bright and vibrant and turns a simple die cut into a wow design. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.

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  8. These are all pretty, but I especially love the first one! The blending of the leaves and the simplicity of the whole card makes me happy! And the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing with my Tic Tac Toe grid too!

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  9. Such a beautiful collection of cards and I love your beach scene! Your gorgeous background and silhouette of images is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

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  10. Hello Tristan: I love this sweet bloom so brightly colored on your beautiful CAS card, thank you for sharing it with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    Now, I’m very happy to hear you got your first COVID-19 shot, the side effects you are feeling are normal, so just rest and keep hydrated.
    The second one won’t be as bad. My whole family is fully vaccinated and, even if we are still wearing our masks, we feel more at ease when we go shopping or eating at restaurants.
    Stay healthy and safe.
    XO
    Maria/DT

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  11. WOW! you certainly have made a SUPER set of card (to keep you awake!) Fabulous work. Love the CAS Father’s Day card I’m here for. Thank you so much for joining us in our Dads & GrandDads challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

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