I am so excited because this is my first post as a guest designer at Scrapy Land There are so many talented designers on the team and the challenges are always filled with beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration. The challenge this week is Anything Goes using any die by a company that Scrapy Land sells. Go visit the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog and check out the challenge and the enjoy the inspiration from the design team. Here is my card for the challenge.
This card is for my college roommate who has a January birthday. We have a long history together and have shared some very special moments. I graduated before Sharon because I always went to school in the summer. I got a job after graduation and was quite happy, but after Sharon graduated, she decided I needed a change and literally dragged me to Dover, Delaware to look for a job. We both met and married the love of our lives while we were there. Since we live so far apart,we have not seen each other for about 25 years,but we manage to keep in touch. When I started this card, I had nothing in mind except that I wanted to use lilacs on the card because Sharon loves them. I did not have a lilac die so I had to improvise. See pictures below.
Dies I used
Sue Wilson's Vienna
I will send this card in the smallest box from the PO and add the flip flop note cards that I made for her last month.
Someone asked how I made the flowers so here is a quick idea. These are blue instead of purple and will be used for another card. I have a Kitchen Sink lilac stamp so I stamped the two sizes of the lilac base from Kitchen Sink stamps and fussy cut them so I would have the basic shape of the lilac. Then I cut lots of hydrangea flowers from blue card using the Spellbinder's hydrangea die. I sponged them with different shades of blue ink and added a little green in the center.
I used a stylus to shape then and then I glued them onto the lilac shaped base.
One large and one small flower