MAN I'm loving life today! My cup is overflowing with love and gratitude for the life I am so blessed to be living. No particular "big" reason why - I've just been working around the house, as I do on any normal Monday … but just feeling so darned grateful! I'm just SO lucky to be the wife of such an amazing person and to have built the life with him that I have. SO grateful. That's all :) We now return you to your previously scheduled blog post :)
Last week I really did have a lot of time on my hands (See? Lucky me!!) That allowed me more time in my Craft Cave. I felt like making a card that I wouldn't "normally" make. I wanted to use one of my new stamp set but realized a LOT of them are swirls and flowers and such. Wasn't in a flowery kinda mood … and then my eye fell on "Marquee Messages". Check it out …
You know I like to give credit where credit it due so I'll do that now. I got my inspiration from a card I found made by fellow demo Brian King. Brian is one of the relatively few MALE stampers who has made it big with Stampin' Up! His work is fabulous. Check him out at www.stampwithbrian.com. Here is the card he made …
I stamped the image and sentiments with my Memento Black Ink (my archival black has been smudging lately and I figured the colouring would just bleed so I went straight to the Memento.) I then stamped the arrow on coloured paper and the "Awesome" and "Birthday" on Daffodil Delight. I coloured the stars afterwards and the appropriate colour did colour on top of the coloured card stock nicely. I then cut the pieces out "old school" with my paper snips. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the spaces … and then, once I was sure the ink was dry, went over some parts with my Wink of Stella.
I popped the cut out pieces up on dimensionals for added interest.
Totally love how it looks, matted on black card stock, and will TOTALLY be making more of these to mail to friends. Might be a more limited set than I would like, but I love the one look I've made with it!
That's it for today … off to finish making dinner. Thanks for popping in - have a stampy night!