Hey All! Today is kind of a special post because Jay and I are celebrating our 22ND Anniversary together! Wow how the time flies! I can't believe it has been that long. So, in honor of today, I'm posting the card that I made for him and gave him this morning. Here it is:
I love these colors together, and this stamp is from a new set that I just bought from Inkadoo. I used Versacolor ink for the image and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. You can see that effect in the photo below:
Added the bow, did the matting, stuck on the little "metal like" brads that I got from JoAnn Fabrics for a dollar a sheet, then raised it all with pop up squares. I don't know where I got the Happy Anniversary stamp, but I liked the script-like quality. Pretty simple card, but I do love how it turned out. Which brings me to something else. . .
I just want to thank everyone for their inspiration and ideas for techniques, because I am learning so much. I am inspired by everyone I visit, and I take away great ideas, tips and techniques. For example, I first learned the clean, professional looking multiple matting from Julie Koerber's blog. Her cards are absolutely beautiful. I learned that your stamped images look so much better if you emboss them with clear embossing powder, and I learned that from Jennifer Muraoka. Talk about great blogs, hers is AWESOME! I learned how to take your punches and use them in different ways to achieve other looks (like taking a flower punch and using it to get the ticket punch look). I learned that from Jennifer Young my big-hearted, super talented blog buddy. These people are just a few that I mention, but I've learned so much from everyone I visit; things like coloring techniques, card layout, etc. You all have amazing talent and I appreciate all of you so much. This blog thing is such a blast which brings me to . . . .
BLOG CANDY!!!! In an earlier post, I mentioned that I wanted to give some blog candy away, and so I shall. As soon as my counter hits 2,000 I will begin the give-away! I have a cool blog candy idea, so be sure to come back for the announcement. I don't think it should be too long now, my counter is getting there quickly!
Finally, thanks to Jen Young for "tagging" me - hence the "You Rock my Socks" up there. You rock too! Don't forget the pic of the week below. . .until next post! Take good care!
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."