Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thanks So Very Much 
Hello...I've missed this so much! Hopefully I will be sharing more creations than I have in the last few weeks. My finger is almost well and we will be taking our son back to Raleigh next weekend. My son has been doing remarkably well healing from his ankle surgery! And it has been a blast having him home again. But, I know he is ready to get back to his life in Raleigh, especially seeing his girlfriend (who I think is adorable!) on a regular basis, rather than every 2 weeks! Also he will be looking for a new job! Unfortunately he had just gotten laid off 2 weeks before his accident! So please pray for him. He is an amazing man and I know God will watch over him!

Now on to my card for this challenge!
I have been a member of her stamp club for almost 2 years! So I was very excited to see that she was the sponsor for this challenge! I just love her stamps! And now she has a new line of Ink pads!

I chose the newest Stamps of Life Stamp of the Month stamp set branches4flowers for my card:

The sentiment and little birdie are from new stamp set by Verve called Making a Statement.
The challenge asked for embossing, so I heat embossed the letters and the little birdie. I then colored the little birdie with Copic Markers. I outlined the leaves with a Spica Marker (Clear) to add a little sparkle. The camera did not pick up the sparkle or the heat embossing very well, but IRL it looks really cool! I also punched the upper right corner with an EK Corner Paper Punch.

I am making some more cards with these stamps from Stamps of Life to make a gift set for a very special lady who just came into our lives. I want her to know how much we appreciate her, so I thought I would make her a set of cards. I think they will turn out really pretty, because this stamp set is so versatile!

Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoy hearing from you!

Stamps:branches4flowers (SOL); Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink
Ink:Artichoke, Chocolate (Color box by Stephanie Bernard) Versamark
Accessories: Black embossing powder, heat gun, Copic Markers (B23, B24);
EK Corner Punch; Spica Pen-clear 


Suzanne Russell said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors and the special corner detail really gives it a punch. Great job!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Mackie! Lovin' the little blue bird :)

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous design! The colors really pop against the white!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Super cute!! And I love your fun corner-looks like puffy clouds :) Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, this isso DARLING and I LOVE that punched upper corner! Great detail!