This is the birthday card I recently made for my sister’s birthday. I’ve reverted to one of my favourite colours again … Purely Pomegranate! I just love the Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon 🙂 There is a lot of white for this card though and a dash of Pixie Pink. I like the crisp and clean look. I used the excellent Short & Sweet stamp set again … it really is a wonderful stamp set! And today is the last day you can purchase it for 20% off! So if you’d like to order it, let me know now because I am definitely placing an order on the evening of the 31st October 2008.
Here is a close up of the punched out images using the Large Star, 1 3/8″ and 1 1/4″ punches. You can also see the paper piercing I’ve made using my mat pack:
Well, this year my Dad turned 60! Dad doesn’t live nearby and he is visiting at the moment, so I can now show you the birthday card I made for him.
I really wanted to try and make a masculine card … meaning no flowers! That is a challenge! Instead, I went with a stars theme … cause my Dad’s a star! hehe! Plus I stuck to mostly neutral colours with Basic Black, Copper and Very Vanilla … with a dash of Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise.
The stamps I used were Classic Stars jumbo wheel with the Large Star and Star punches, Wonderful Favourites and Best Friends Numbers. I also remembered to use my Hodgepodge hardware for once! That was nice! I love the Soft Sky ribbon too … I couldn’t help putting ribbon on the card. Sorry Dad! hehe!
If you’re not familiar with Faux Stitching, I recommend you join my newsletter group. This months’ newsletter contained a tutorial on this great effect. So simple!