Okay so lately I've been battling Austin right of way dementia.
Not ME - I don't have dementia.
I've taken defensive driving more times than I've renewed my driver's license - let's just leave it at that rough number - and so I KNOW who has the right of way at all times. I also know several obscure traffic laws. But that's for another day.
My fellow citizens of God's Country, on the other hand, do not have a CLUE about right of way.
Let me simplify it for everyone.
You're sitting in a parking lot, waiting to leave. I am on a road which goes past the parking lot. You ready?
YOU NEVER HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY IN THIS SITUATION.
Stay put until the coast is clear. Pretend you are in a grown up version of hide and seek and just sit there, quietly, until all us road types have executed our maneuvers. You have zero rights. You may as well not exist. I don't care if your baby is crying, you bought ice cream, you have a rash, LOST is on, Bruce Willis is at your house, you left the stove on - whatever. Sit tight. Don't make me come over there.
I've been gone pretty much since the beginning of January and haven't stamped in about that same amount of time, so I've been having withdrawals in addition to dealing with incompetent drivers. Today's tutorial on Splitcoast I could not resist though. Beate can always make me stamp my way out of a drought.
The technique uses pastel pencils on black cardstock, and I was ready for some simple drama, so here's what I did.
I cut the butterfly from Basic Black with my Beautiful Butterflies die, and then embossed some images in white from Bordering on Romance. I colored them with my pastel pencils - and honestly, it was just a minute or two to color them. The panel behind the butterfly is sticky back canvas that was in my big bag of scraps and the card base is Whisper White. The greeting is from Loving Thoughts, which I got at Leadership.
I love cards that are simpler than explaining right of way to my countrymen. :)