Yesterday was my mom's birthday, so I wanted to share the card I made for her.With all the busy things I've had going on the last couple of months, I haven't had alot of card crafting time. So, when I sat down at my desk to make this card, I drew a total blank. So I sat. And sat. And sat. Then, I took a nap, went to the bank and came back. And sat some more! It was a nice relaxing Saturday, but certainly not as productive as I'd hoped. I finally came up with something that I liked in the end.
I started with a pre-made card base in white, and inked it using Antique Linen distress ink. All the paper and cardstock is by Recollections. All the dimensions and cut sizes are listed below.
I added the sentiment using white paper and inked the edges as well. As you can see, the ink color on the stamp is somewhat muted. I had been on the lookout for a dark, dark brown ink pad for quite some time. I have several shades of brown, but a lot of times the ink still looks too light when I stamp with it. I was a Michael's a few weeks ago and they had a 50% off sale on their brand of ink pads, so I bought one that was a super dark brown, almost black. So, when I stamped with it, this is what I got! I actually like the color, but it's certainly not dark brown! Can anyone suggest a good dark brown ink?
The rolled flowers are from Flower Shoppe. I inked the edges using Antique Linen as well and added a pearl to the center of each one.
Here's the inside of the card. Simple, but I like it to match the front.
White Card Base - 6.5" x 5"
Teal Mat - 6.25" x 4.75"
Floral Paper - 6" x 4.5"
Striped Paper - 4.5" x 2.75"
Flowers - Flower Shoppe, cut at 2.75"
Pearls - Recollections
Stamp - Stampabilities
Ink - Recollections (Brown), Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
That's it for today, folks! I hope you have a fantabulous Monday!