Monday, September 22, 2008

I Think There is Something Wrong With Me!

Happy Monday!

The weekends just seem to fly by here. There is always so much to do and it just seems like stuff piles up. This weekend was so nice and pleasant. We spent a lot of time with friends and I spent a lot of time stamping, unfortunately very little time blogging. The good news is I have some really cool projects to share in the days to come.

So today I am going to be posting an anniversary card for Jason's grandparents. They were married 62 years ago today! Can you believe it! Seeing them together just fills you with such love and hope. They are so cute. A couple of years ago, Jason's grandma told me she tried on her wedding dress for their 50th wedding anniversary and she still fit into it! She is so cute and petite. I wish I could still fit into my wedding dress :(.

Anyway, there is something wrong with me. Every time I try to make a serious/non-cutesy card, my creativity leaves me. I mean I think of myself as someone who appreciates romance. I love chick flicks, cry at the end of sad books and movies and YES, YES I will admit it, I love romance novels, so why am I blocked when it comes to these kind of cards? I don't know what it is. It actually took me so long to come up with this card I didn't finish it until this morning and barely got it in the mail before the mailman came.

Here is my humble attempt at elegant and pretty.

I started out by making a square base out of brown card stock. I then used the plaid side of a piece of Scotch Pine by Pinecone Press Papers. Isn't it cute. Then I cut another square out of a coordinating green paper, layered on the polka dot side of the Scotch Pine and then stamped a flower image that I had on a piece of whisper white card stock. (I am not sure what stamp set this is. I found it on sale at Archiver's back at the beginning of the summer). I then colored the image in using prisma color pencils. I attached the diamond onto the card with platinum eyelets and added some white and pink rhinestones. Next I cut out tags using my Cricut machine and stamped "Happy Anniversary" on the tag. I finished by tying a bow with brown organza ribbon. I think this is a pretty good effort from one who is sentimental card challenged.

Here is a close up of the coloring. I actually used 4 different colors to color in the flowers. Two pinks, one red and a purple right at the tip. In person the flowers look very lifelike.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy anniversary Dick and Ruth!


Jason Core Dumpter said...

Wonderful! Another beautiful work of art!!

Paula Still said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you colored the petals and gave them that 3D look. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I know Jason's grandparents will be thrilled to receive this gift.