I can't believe it's December already! Where has this year gone to? I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! My family and I surely did...we got to stay home and and enjoy a very relaxing holiday. I made gravy from turkey drippings for the first time and I didn't have any lumps whatsoever! That was one of the great highlights for me!
Well, I thought I would stop in and post something since it's been a few weeks...yikes!
I took my crafty friend, Barbara, out to lunch for her birthday last month at a local restaurant called diVine. I brought along a little gift and this card for her:
Isn't this image just the most adorable one you've ever seen? It's a Pure Innocence digital stamp by Heather Ellis. She illustrates the cutest images and they are sooo fun to color! Many of her images are also available as clear stamps from My Favorite Things as well. This cupcake one just got released as a stamp.
I started with a 5 1/2" square card base and using Bermuda Bay cardstock by Stampin' Up! I wrapped some Lemon Drop twine (doesn't that name sound yummy) by The Twinery all around the front of the card. I used a piece of SU! Melon Mambo cardstock and die cut the Scalloped Square die also from SU! and then ran it through the Swiss Dot (my all-time fave) Cuttlebug folder for texture. Then, I decided the scallops needed to have a more finished look, so I sponged some Melon Mambo ink all around the edges.
The image is colored in with my Copic markers. For the dress, I used a combo of Blue Green colors and pressed the brush tip end of a colorless blender marker to add the polka dots. I held the tip down for just a few seconds to push some of the color out to achieve the polka dot effect.
I mounted the image on a solid kraft scallop circle just so it would get lost in all the pink background. I used a bunch of foam tape for added dimension of each layer. I stamped the birthday sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on a piece of pink cherry blossom cardstock by The Paper Garden and punched it out using the small scalloped oval punch. I LOVE this pattern cardstock sold exclusively from Stephanie's store! There are five other colors and if you want some, e-mail or call the store to place an order.
The cute birdie on top of the cupcake is from Paper Tales down in San Diego. This stamp is an exclusive one to their store. You may be thinking that it looks like it could be an A Muse image because it sorta is in a way. Nina Seven is an illustrator for A Muse and many of her illustrations are turned into stamps for A Muse and I believe she designed some images for Paper Tales as well.
I stamped the image with Melon Mambo onto a larger scallop square of the cherry blossom cardstock. This ink coordinates so well it!
Finally, take a look at this dessert our server brought out for us to share! It was yummy mud pie dripping with chocolate and caramel sauce...we didn't even finish it!
I had a great time lunching with Barb for her birthday and chatting the lunch hour away!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned shortly for another post of what present I made for Barb! This time won't have to wait a few weeks for it!