My husband's birthday just happens to be March 17, which is St. Patrick's Day in the United States. So, even though he doesn't have a lick of Irish in him, I can't help thinking about Shamrocks, Leprechauns and rainbows, as is tradition here for representing that date. However, this year I'm thinking more about what's at the end of the rainbow y'all: the pot of gold...I mean...that's what we're all really after right? My husband and I have been married for 25+ years now, and I truly feel I struck gold when I married him.
So, as you may have already figured out, I want you to make a project using something gold. It could be paper, sequins, embossing, rhinestones, etc. There just has to be gold somewhere. For all the rules on how you can participate, just click HERE.
Now about my card. Don't worry, this isn't the card I'm giving my husband for his birthday...*grin*...he would not be impressed with all the gold I used. I stamped the tulips, from the Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips set, with Golden Glitz Delicata ink onto Watercolor paper and embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored them with Tombow markers. I edged the borders with a Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon), and added a few sequins (PrettyPinkPosh), some organdy ribbon, and a sweet little coordinating button. That's it...easy peasy.
Since today's challenge was inspired by my husband's birthday, I thought I'd share a (not so recent) picture of us on our Dairy.
It was taken about a year ago, by our dear friends Bubba and Pat Smethers, in the center of the milking carousel in our milk barn. You can see a few curious cows above and behind us. This is us most days. My hair is quite a bit shorter than it is today, but we're not all gussied up. If I'm not going anywhere, or expecting important company (like the Smethers') you'll find me in T-shirts with no makeup. Poor Ed. Good thing as we get older, our vision is the first to go. *grin*
That sums up my project and the inspiration behind this month's challenge. I hope I've inspired you to go for the gold too!
Here are the links to the Bloom Brigaders with inspiration to share with you today:
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Leslie Miller
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
Stamps: Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips (Power Poppy)
Paper: On Trend (My Mind's Eye), White (PTI)
Ink: Goden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28 (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon), Organdy Ribbon, Button (Haberdashery)