Happy Columbus Day! If you are lucky enough to have the day off - enjoy! I know I will be!
Actually I had a wonderful weekend. David and I went to see the new movie, Secretariat, on Friday night and it was such a good movie. I remember watching him (he's a race horse) win the 3 races of the Triple Crown so the movie was especially poignant to me. Plus it was fun seeing the 70's play out on a movie screen. Did I really wear clothes like that??
The rest of the weekend was filled with stamping, church, and catching up with old friends. During the stamping part I made a few cards, today's being one of them. I used the sketch found
HERE at Create with Connie and Mary. I loved the sketch - I think cause it is square and for some reason I love square cards!
I used textured cardstock for the base and then added a layer using a scallop square cut with my Big Shot and the Clear Scallop Square die. For the flowers I used Growing Green stamp set. They are embossed in black and colored with reinker and an Aquapainter. I added a Basic Pearl to the center of each flower as well as a strip of pearls on the ribbon for a little extra something. The leaves are also die cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit.
The sketch calls for a sentiment and I couldn't decide what would look best. I usually reach for "Thank You" because I send alot of those but I just wasn't feelin' the love for a thank you card. Then I thought about "Thinking of You" but couldn't find one to satisfy me. So I took a different approach and went through my stamps until I found a font I liked! Crazy I know but that is exactly why I chose the sentiment stamp that I did. It really helps to have alot of those kind of stamps hanging around. lol.
Then after I stepped back and looked at the card I decided it needed something in the upper left corner so I added a Black Glimmer Brad. Those brads are awesome and I am hoping Stampin' Up! keeps them coming. The size, the glimmer, and the color choices make these a really fun embellishment.
Stamps: Growing Green and On Your Birthday
Paper: Pretty in Pink textured cardstock, White, Basic Black and Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Play Date designer paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink and So Saffron ink refills
Versamark and Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Glimmer Brad, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Clear Scallop Square bigz die, Aquapainter, Black Embossing Powder
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