It is lovely to be able to finally post a card for you, after a few weeks where life got in the way of creativity! There were lots of 'going away' activities for the Rotary Exchange student we have been hosting, who is now safely home in Germany after a fabulous year in Australia. I can't believe it is less than 6 weeks until we leave for our trip to Europe, which we have been planning for the last few years. Eeeek, what a scary thought, given the number of things that need to be organised before then.
Today's card is for this week's Freshly Made #93 sketch by Allisa. I have a few friends having birthdays shortly, so this was a good prompt for me to get started on them. Here is the sketch, which provides plenty of scope to keep it simple or dress it up:
I have taken a bit of liberty by changing the shape of the panel from square to oval, as it suits my image better. I had fun colouring this lovely Hydrangea flower from the June 'Best of Flowers' set. Each month a new 'Best of' set will be released to celebrate Stampin's Up!'s 25th Anniversary. This set will be available until April 2014.
I wanted to add interest without adding more colour, so I have embossed vellum card stock with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for the top section of the card and used the Simply Scored tool to create texture on the bottom section. I love the freshness of the Gingham wheel, which stamps beautifully with the new foam ink pads.
The new 2013-14 Annual Catalogue is now available for you to order from. You can now order online, using the link at the top left on my blog to get preferred pricing (as listed in the Annual Catlaogue). However, you can still contact me and I'm happy to place the order for you. I'm looking forward to receiving my order of new goodies!
|Stamps||Best of Flowers (133342), Gingham Wheel (130110), It's Your Day (retired)|
|Card stock & Papers||Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Vellum, Blending Card
|Ink||Memento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant|
|Accessories||Basic Pearls (coloured with Copic), White Taffeta ribbon
|Tools||Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Oval Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot, Word Window punch, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Dimensionals, Copics
Thanks for looking!