I had a 4-card afternoon yesterday! That doesn't happen very often, but this time it was simple, because I had two specific goals: first, to make Anita a birthday card. Second, to use some of the items that we exchanged or made at our playdate last weekend.
Today is Anita's birthday and it will continue sometime into next week, when she will finally receive this birthday card from me. I'm going to claim 'wedding busy-ness' as my excuse! lol!
For this card, I used a Paper Smooches die cut rose and leaves that Emily put into a card kit. I cut one of the leaves so that they could nestle together, looking overlapped, when they're really not.
I also used that amazing linen cardstock that Emily raves about - she gets it from Ellen Hutson. I sponged a PTI Soft Stone stripe on the card base and stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx.
Anita - I wish you a very, very happy birthday, my friend!
My next card shows the panel I embossed with embossing paste. Yes, me! I did that! And it was FUN! I had already sponged a panel with distress inks and then used the pearlescent embossing paste that Emily brought to my house and a stencil of falling dots (can't remember who made this one - can you help?). I wanted to really let the panel shine, so I simply inlaid a black Paper Smooches thanks die.
Next up, a very simple card using some beautiful, striped card stock that Natasha brought, along with a butterfly that she had coloured and applied glossy accents to (it was attached to a little gift - too beautiful not to use again... and again!). I finished it with a black Paper Smooches die cut that Emily brought.
Finally, a Lady and the Tramp themed card using some Reverse Confetti stamps and dies that Tracey brought, along with the little gold sequins. The frame and the aqua paper came from Natasha (I cut down the rectangular frame to make a square - I made sure to keep the cut lines behind the dogs). I added my own Clearly Besotted Love die - I'm sure they were not thinking 'spaghetti' when they designed it! lol!