Sunday, February 21, 2016
It's a Birthday Month..One of Many
Addicted to Stamps-Anything Goes
Chocolate Baroque-Deep Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, Hot Pink
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Stampers-Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Anything Goes
My mom has a best friend and her Name is Brigitte. They met on a ship back in 1960 bound for Canada (from Germany) when Brigitte was a mere 24 years old. They became fast friends and have remained friends to this day. In fact, Brigitte is the only friend who visits my mom on a regular basis and always brings my mom a little flower or something my mom might be able to use. Brigitte is a true sweetheart with a heart so big that it could fill a palace. She is sentimental yet level-headed, cries at the drop of a hat but is very strong, she is the best budgeter I know, yet she is generous in heart and spirit. This past Friday she turned 80 and received a whole bunch of cards saying 80 on it and she didn't like that:) I decided to create a card for her that I thought summed her up especially that saying.
I used deep burgundy, orange and yellow cardstock, embossing the orange using my cuddlebug with little flowers. I had used the sizzex before and had this frame laying around so I used some pinkish alcohol inks for the look. I stamped the saying in bronze but used a deep burgundy embossing powder and heated it up so it sets. The butterflies are stamped and embossed in black and then coloured with twinkling H2O's. Lastly, I took some perfect Pearl powders and placed the yellow and pink on white cardstock, stamped and embossed the flower (small and big one) and then fussy cut the flowers as well as the butterflies and placed them on the card. I added the bling in the centre of the flower and some orange stickles to frame everything. Voila!
We had a nice time at Brigitte's place with some coffee and torte today which is why you see just one card-The torte and her Apple yeast cake was delicious! Yum Yum!