Thursday, June 5, 2008
Yup, it's definitely one of those days...
Well, I didn't get to do any stamping today (not that I get the opportunity much, anyway...); between running after a 2-year old who figured out how to open doors and nursing my 4-month old daughter, I'm about spent. I did get to scan a couple of cards into my computer, though. DH's and my 20th wedding anniversary was on May 21 of this year. It was an insanely busy day, so I literally had to throw a quick card together. Considering I put it together in less than 5 minutes, I don't think it turned out all that bad... I used Mellow Moss for the card base, and layers of Almost Amethyst and Barely Banana underneath a layer of white vellum paper. I stamped images from True Friend in Encore Gold on the vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from one of the All-Year Cheer sets (can't remember which). I used my ticket corner punch on the Barely Banana layer and attached the vellum to the Almost Amethyst layer with gold brads.
The other card I managed to scan in is the Father's Day card I am sending out this year. I CASEd the layout from another blog I visited (sorry, I can't remember which one). I have the East Coast Prep DSP, and I thought it would be perfect for this. The trend over the past few years has been for more muted colors and earth tones. I had forgotten just how much fun brighter colors can be! The card base is Real Red, and I layered it with Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Confetti White, and a strip of the East Coast Prep DSP. I dry embossed the Tempting Turquoise layer using the Dots brass template. I finished off the card with that wonderful striped grosgrain in Real Red, and I popped the sentiment (from All Holidays, stamped in Real Red) up on dimensionals. I think the dads will really like this one! What do you think?