Then came the day when DH brought home some stamp pads for me to use. The stamp pads and I sat and looked at each other. I thought, "Will I be able to play nicely with you?" The stamp pads thought, "Why are you sitting there looking at us? Open some of us up and give us a try. You might like us." Well, I caved. I started ripping open the protective covers. I started working with the inks and a warm, fuzzy feeling swept over me from my head to my toes. Honestly, it made me happier than all the king crab I could eat at a Vegas buffet!
So, I promptly finished DH's anniversary card - it's the orange/yellow card in the previous entry. Next, I went to work on DS's card. I had the idea in my head, so I didn't have any planning. The minute I saw this Edwin stamp, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. It was just a matter of mind over knees.
This is the end result. After I finish posting this, I'm heading into the bedroom with ice packs. Maybe my knees will forgive me for beating the up so much for the past month. Maybe my DH and DS will understand. Maybe I'll forgive myself. I feel pretty crummy about not making their cards first. Stupid!
I used MS PP for the card and a variety of Ranger Distress Inks. There are some elements that have been elevated using pop dots. I stitched the "wire" using silver embroidery floss. The "lights" are gems I had in my stash. The circumference of the circle has been chalked and dry embossed using a metal die that does the cutting and embossing . I didn't have the right alphas for the greeting, so I took the silver ones I had and colored them using a dark green Copic marker. That worked! The flowers, border, and vine are all die cut using dies I had in my stash.
Thank you so much for coming by. I so appreciate your comments. I treasure each one and appreciate all the suggestions. I hope your New Year is amazing and so much better than you could imagine!
Love to you,