Hi Stampin' Friends
- Retirement List is out – get your favorites before they are gone!
- Online Retirement List Party (ends 7 May 2013)
- Free Card Kit tutorial (Ombre Technique) (ends 15 May 2013)
- Internet Hostess Club #2 now forming (when filled)
I forgot to let everyone know abou the winner of the "Guess Which Stamp Sets are Retiring" contest. The winner was C. Wright of Oklahoma. She won ten out of ten guesses and has a $20 certificate off her next order. Congratulations C!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. It was interesting to see all the guesses that you guys came up with.
Today's card is for my friend Jane. I usually give her a shabby chic girly card but because I am giving her the book, The Bridges of Madison county as a gift, I decided to use an image from an old Stampin' Up! set called Changing Seasons (2003). I loved the Bridges of Madison County – when I first read it, I cried and cried. Then I saw the movie and was very disappointment. Clint Eastwood is not a romantic type of guy – he was known for his action movies!
The image was stamped on Very Vanilla Card Stock with Early Espresso. I used the retiring colors (sniff, sniff) Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Certainly Celery to color in the bird, sky, trees and cover bridge. I also used Soft Suede for the roof and fence, Daffodil Delight for the daisies, and Basic Gray for the rocks. A blender pen was used to blend in the colors.
The shabby chic flowers are ones I've had for a long, long time – they were attached to the band which holds the book close.
I used the retiring Lovely Letters Stamp Set (letter J) on the lower right hand corner.
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Thanks for stopping by today!