Today's card was designed just for me. I had no color challenges, themes or sketches in mind. I just wanted to do the techniques that I love...distressing, water coloring with blender pens, and adding tons of pearls. Although this card may look difficult to make, it is actually easy. But in all honesty, it is time-consuming. I hope you enjoy "Forever and Always".
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: DistressingThe finished card measures 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".
- Rough around the edges! The retiring Seven Sided Tool from the Cutter Kit makes distressing edges a breeze! A little Crumb Cake ink added with a Sponge Dauber adds contrast.
- Snip and curl! The sentiment "Forever and Always", from Loving Thoughts, takes on a vintage twist when stamped with the Waterspot image from French Foliage. A "V" is snipped in one end with Paper Snips, while the opposite end is curled using the File from the Distressing Essentials Kit.
- A touch of lace! Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Victoria Crochet Trim add a vintage flair, especially when threaded onto a hatpin.
This card is my birthday card. I make my own for my husband to give to me. I know that sounds a little strange, but I just can't see having him spend money on a "store-bought" card. I gave him a choice of sentiments, and he by-passed "Happy Birthday" for "Forever and Always". Awww! How sweet is that! In a few days I will share cards that I received from many of my blogging friends.
Don't forget that I am offering "Birthday Blog Candy"...my birthday gift to you! It includes:
- Basic Rhinestones...to represent April's birthstone, the diamond
- Basic Pearls and Large Basic Pearls...symbols of happiness and triumph over adversity
- Filigree Brads...beautiful and intricate, like our relationships in life
- Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz...a traditional birthday kiss for good luck
As always, your comments are important to me. I do read each and every one. And remember...if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...