…oh, not for me…though that would be nice!  This is a card I made for a co-worker of my husband.  She just moved into an apartment and Rich really, really wanted a card to give her.  Truth be told he wanted it by last Friday but I just couldn’t do it as I was so busy with Mother’s Day cards.

I used the clear dew drops again (they’re actually the ones from Michael’s that you could buy in the floral section once upon a time – I don’t think they still sell them) and punched out small pieces of the patterned paper to make ‘custom’ brads.  It’s a great way to make an embellishment that matches a card perfectly!

Here’s the end result:

You can see some of the dew drops sprinkled around the base of the card.  I used some Basic Grey PP (I think it’s from the Mellow collection – this is one of my favourite prints – you think I’d be able to remember which pack it came from!) and I had a hard time deciding which PP to use on the card.  I also sponged pretty much everything on this card – including the ribbon – to give it a more distressed look.  I am in need of a serious sponging tutorial – I’ve hinted to my card-making idol that I’m looking for hints but no joy so far.

The image is a Whipper Snapper stamp.  It’s fairly big (I think it’s my biggest rubber stamp not counting background stamps)  It was coloured on watercolour paper (140# cold pressed) with my SU dye inks and an aquapainter.  I originally did the curtains and the heart in a red colour but changed it to orange with a marker when I changed the PP I was going to use.  You can’t see it on the card but there is glitter on the heart.

I hope Jen likes it!