Thursday 25 September 2008

Life is good

This is a card I made on Friday for my wonderful hubby, Damien. The greeting just says it all - life with him is very, very, good indeed! It's not a particularly manly looking card, but it just felt right....& that's what I always hope for when I make & give a card.

I've been making an effort to use some new stamp sets that haven't had a chance to show me their stuff, rather than just reaching for my favourites, so this includes 2 stamps I haven't used before.

The stem stamp from 'Oh So Lovely' reminded me of Sam's beautiful swap from last year's Stampin' Up!® Regional training day, so I stamped it on a scrap of ballet blue card with ballet blue & whisper white ink to create a similar look. I mounted it with dimensionals on some whisper white & barely banana card (distressed by running my scissor edge around them) & a piece of celery, stamped with the 'En Francais' background stamp (also out for it's first inking). Then, I wrapped some white grosgrain ribbon around it & mounted it on a whisper white base, sized to fit the matted pieces. I thought the 'Life is good' rub-on from the 'Urban West' pack, was perfect to finish it off.

This will probably be my last post for this week, as I have a few things on & 10 lovely ladies coming on Saturday for my next Christmas stamp-a-stack (hi girls!), but I'll be back soonish. In the meantime, happy stamping.

Di J

Stamps: Oh So Lovely, En Francais
Card: whisper white, ballet blue, certainly celery, barely banana
Ink: ballet blue, whisper white
Accessories: whisper white grosgrain ribbon, Unban West rub-ons


Kellie Jupe said...

Hi Di, hope you're having a great day. I really love the colours you used in the card and that rub on goes really well, nice work

Unknown said...

I'm loving seeing all of your cards you make. Thanks so much for the inspiration you are providing me.

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Di.

Karen said...

Hi Di! This is perfect!! I am toying getting that set with my next workshop order!


Dani Fender said...

Hi Di,

I really thought I was checking your blog more regularly... Obviously not otherwise I would have noticed this STUNNING card earlier!! I can feel a case coming on! Beautiful work!