Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sheri!

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's 40th birthday!! I wanted to make a special card for her, but I refused to use black... as I really don't think I'd like black on my own 40th birthday (which is approaching much too quickly!). So I chose a more elegant approach.

I turned to my Color Coach for the colors, and once again, it did NOT let me down!! I really like the look of this color scheme - More Mustard, Old Olive, and Bravo Burgundy. I chose to include a layer of Whisper White to balance out the white surrounding the flower. I scalloped the edge of the Mustard with the NEW Scallop Edge Punch - to appear in the upcoming Idea Book & Catalog, out on August 11th!

Oh, and as I stated in my last Stamp Link Newsletter (you can subscribe down the left sidebar), from now through July 28th, you can RESERVE your very own copy of the new catalog for only $5.00 (plus $2.60 for shipping, if necessary) - that's 50% off the regular price! Contact me before it's too late!

Back to this card... As you see, I used one of my current favorite colors again - Old Olive - and to give the card some more interest, I used the textured cardstock. If you've never tried using it, you really should grab a pack of it and see for yourself the difference it makes. I don't care for it as the base of the card, but I LOVE it for layers!

Here's the recipe for this card:

Stamp Sets: Stitched Exotics, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
Cardstock: More Mustard (regular and Textured), Whisper White, Textured Old Olive
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Narrow Grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo Eyelet
Tools: Crop-a-Dile, Scallop Edge Punch

I was able to give this card to Sheri in person, as she is staying with us for a few days, along with her son and daughter... and her mom & step-dad! I told you - I'm a regular hotel this month!! Wanna make a reservation?! :)

PS: In a little bit, I'll be posting the "winners" from my Catalog Retirement Sale! I have two free stamp sets to give away! Stay tuned!


Tiffany Bauer said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!! I just got this stamp set and love it!!! The textured cardstock really adds to this card!!! TFS!

Arcticstamper said...

I've enjoyed all the birthday cards you've posted. I'm still traveling and will be back end of next week. Beautiful card!