Thanks for joining me back, my beautiful friends!
I am SO excited to share another card with you today, which has already been mailed out and received... (; It's my good friend, Lydia's birthday today!!! YEAY!!! I'm sending her warm birthday wishes all the way to Puerto Rico!!! Happy Birthday, Lydia!!! *hugs* (:
I created this card using Lawn Fawn's "You've Got Mail" set, as well as a sunflower clear stamp from studio-g that I got for .24 ¢ at a thrift shop in Michigan last year! I colored the sunflower using two different tones of orange and yellow Marvy Uchida markers, as well as some distress ink in "Antique Linen". I softly colored the edges of the postcard also with the "Antique Linen" distress ink. I used one of the hearts from LF's "Making Frosty Friends" set and stamped it a few times inside the postal stamp (also in "Antique Linen"). I then stamped the same heart again, but this time colored it in with a red marker and then filled the spaces with red glitter glue. The stamped leaves are from a Thanksgiving set by Fiskars and I also used two different shades of green ink. Once I cut out the pieces, I inked the edges of each leaf with "Vintage Photo" distress ink. To add a bit more interest to the card, I drew stitches with my white gel pen from Sakura. The polka dot pattern paper is from an Echo Park 6x6 designer paper pad and the sheer orange ribbon I got a while ago from the $1 bin at Michaels. To finish off the card, I added some rhinestones to the center of the sunflower and.... voilá--finito! This card reminds me of a couple of gorgeous scenes from the movie "Under The Tuscan Sun" - pure sunshine and vintage beauty all in one!!! (:
I am also submitting this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: No Rules!!! It just doesn't get any more FUN than this!!!! Plus, the winner gets a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!! Woohoo!! Hope you play along, too!!! (;
I hope you all enjoyed this card as much as both Lydia and I did!!! (; As always, I look forward to reading your lovely comments and feedback!!! :D Wishing you all a delightful Sabbath and a wonderful weekend ahead!!! Join me again soon!!! xoxo