Happy Birthday Mum and Dad
My parents both celebrated their birthdays yesterday. They were born on the same day but several years apart. Co-incidence or meant to be – who knows – but I do know that it makes shopping for their birthdays a little hard being so close to Christmas!
I gave my dad the card I made for the Technostamper Challenge – you can get all the details in this post.
However, I haven’t shared my Mum’s card with you yet. I created a step card base in Blackberry Bliss recently and never got around to using it. When I saw the Lotus Blossom stamp from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue I knew that it would be perfect for this card. I stamped the flowers using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamping off once for the second image and twice for the third image. I love the depth created with this stamp set, don’t you? I did have to mask two of the flowers so that they would all fit together and so that I could stamp the stems. The stems are stamped with Garden Green ink, which is once again stamped off for the second image.
I attached the image panel to the centre of the card front. I cut narrow strips of Whisper White card and cut both long edges using the Finishing Touches Edgelit. I wrapped these pieces with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and attached the card to the narrow side panels. I cut one long edge of another strip of Whisper White card using the Finishing Touches Edgelit which I stamped “Happiest Birthday” from the Apothecary Art stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink. This piece is attached to the bottom panel of the card front. I wrapped the centre panel with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and tied a bow.
Inside the card I simply stamped another of the Lotus Blossom flowers, leaving lots of room for my message.
I don’t know about you but I can hardly wait for the Occasions Catalogue AND the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue to go live on Monday.
Bye for now,