Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Friend

Upon my return to Maryland, there was a modest stack of crafting magazines waiting for me. Hubs is very good about placing them right on my desk in a neat pile when I am out of state.  One of the mags I get is the British Cardmaking and Papercraft. It is a bit pricey, but there is always a goody or two included. The current issue included a stamp set and some patterned papers.

The freebie stamp set called Apple of my Eye Collection by Jayne Nestorenko had the cutest stamp of two girls walking along; a perfect image for my matron of honor and best girlfriend of close to 40 years now. She is having her birthday today.  I wanted to make her a special birthday card.  We were able to see one another just once while I was in California, but we had several telephone conversations as well. Thank goodness for telephones, it makes leaving my gal pals behind not quite so sad. 

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with a whole slew of Spectrum Noir markers. I cut it out with a Spellbinders die, added some inking around most of the inner area, and then matted it with a hand cut tracing of the same spellbinder die.  This gave a thin border mat.  I used a Simon Says stamp banner die, and the oh so adorable white heat embossed sentiment from Stampin Up’s Curly Cute set.

The patterned papers are Emma’s Garden by Jennifer Ellory, the scalloped edge produced by an EK Success punch, and a bit of left over yellow rick rack ribbon added some more color.  I loved the nostalgic feel of the card, after all we were girls together and grew into women together over the years.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Markers: Blender, BGR1, CT1, CT3, CT4, DG2, DG3, DR1, DR5, , EB1, EB2, EB7, EB8, FS6, GB5, GB8, PP1, PP3, PP5, TB3, TB5,TN8
Cardstock: Neenah Aspen White 110lb for card base
Card Size: 4.25 by 5.5


sheza said...

Love the way the green border added a color punch to the card.

Kristi said...

This one is super pretty and so sweet! I love that stamp and you have colored it remarkably! Your friend will love this I'm sure!

MS said...

that is the sweetest image. and perfect for you and your true BFF. and what a nice hubby to stack your mags for you :)