Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This card was made for a couple from our church that is getting ready to celebrate their 50th year together. Every year the wife sends out birthday postcards to EVERY member of our 450-500 member church! This year we thought it would be nice to shower THEM with greetings. This image is from Stampendous and the actual name of the image is partially rubbed off the label so I can't tell you the exact name! Hey Lorie...can you post it in the comments since you were my inspiration for this stamp! I purchased this stamp the end of December when I was out shopping with my pals. Lorie hardly hesitated at picking this one up (I say hardly because she was choosing between 2 similar but different images). When we got back to our stamping space she started playing with it and I fell in love with it as well. I went back a couple days later (so glad the stamps were still 40% off!) and grabbed one for myself. The photo is a bit washed out but the colors I used were Soft Sky and Basic Grey. I used my aquapainters and Soft Sky ink for the tops of the flowers and some Stardust Stickles for sparkle. I painted the leaves with Basic Grey ink. I was going for a muted feel on this one. Of course I used SU's Top Note Bigz Die for the focal piece. I layered it onto some Basic Grey and then just cut a border around it. Since I am a terrible straight cutter, I roughed it up so it would look ok anyway. The "Happy Anniversary" sentiment is from the SU set, Hugs and Wishes. You can't really tell, but I did use the Linen background stamp on the Soft Sky layers. I hope you are all having a great day! I'm getting ready for my Open House this weekend and will be doing some stamping this week. I'll be sharing pics of what I come up.