Hi everyone!! It's Christmas Eve day, and I'm looking forward to going to our church's Christmas Eve service and opening presents this evening. But before I have to get everything ready, I wanted to share this card with you.
It's my SIL's birthday today, and since it's usually overlooked due to all the busyness of Christmas, I made sure it had no colors or feel of the season. Thus the summer image with the butterflies. Also, she has 4 boys from the age 8 to 15, so I made this card very girly.
My SIL is very special to me. We were roommates in college and married brothers and our kids are closer than close. It's such a blessing since we both live so far away from our families (midwest). Anyway...about the card. I stamped this precious Picnic's of Daisies (Sarah Kay) image onto Neenah Natural White cs with Tuxedo Black (Memento), and colored it with my copics.
I'm sure others have discovered this before me, but I was really excited when I figured out that the Martha Stewart border punch I used looked like a picket fence when used upside down and with the striped paper!! That's how my layout came to be. I started out trying to do SCS's sketch like I normally do, but I couldn't get the look right. I turned my border panel upside down, and woila!!! The sentiment is from my favorite versatile set called Thinking of You Clear Design (Hero Arts). It has such a variety of fonts and sayings that I find myself turning to it time and time again! *grin*
The charming butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch that I got from my dear friend Laurie. I know I'll be using this punch often. Thanks, my friend!
Finally, I added the gorgeous SU Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon with a blush pearl.
Supplies: Stamps - Picnics of Daisies (Sarah Kay) Thinking of You (Hero Arts) Paper - Tres Jolie (MME), Suede Brown Medium, Desert Coral Light, Island Mist Light, Neenah Natural White Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Paper (Ranger) Accessories -Pearls (Kaisercraft), Copics, Nestabilities Labels I, Martha Stewart Border punch, Corner rounder, taffeta ribbon, sponge, dimensional tape
I won't be posting for a couple of days, but I'll have a couple more cards to show this weekend.
I wish all of you a safe, healthy and blessed Merry Christmas!!