FINALLY!! Our school board declared it's first snow day since 1999 yesterday. And I was thrilled. Granted, I would've been happier if they'd announced it before I had left for work, but, better late than never. I took advantage of a found 6 hours to get my craft room a little more organized and to get my fingers a little inkier than usual. My mom's birthday is next week, so I decided that my stamping task du jour was to finish a card for her. I know that she saves every card we give her. I mean. Every. Single. Card. So, this was definitely more labour intensive that most of my crafty creations.
I have a personal aversion to the colour purple, but in honour of her birthstone, amethyst, I went with a regal theme. On the way home from work on Monday, I had stopped at Michael's on impulse and found these really cool fleur-de-lys embellishments from Jolee's Boutique on sale which were my inspiration. I also was dying to try out my new Decorative Doily die and to make some wrinkled ribbons.
I made a bit of an oops on the inside so I had to do a quick fix which turned out pretty okay, if I do say so myself. All in all, I am thrilled with the finished product. The ribbon was so easy (I coloured it with a copic) but I need to figure out a better way to make bows and froo-froo thingies with it. So, now that the card's taken care of , I just need to think of a gift for a mom who always says, "don't get me anything" when you ask her what she wants, or needs. Any suggestions?
See you all later.
Paper: purple (Core-dinations), chocolate (Bazzill), Rustic Cream & Happy Spots (PTI), Solar White (Neenah), bronze glitter paper (unknown)