Friday, August 8, 2008

Another Anniversary

Today’s card turned out to be a case of one of my own cards! It’s quite similar to the wedding card I made in June. It’s much simpler, less elegant and smaller, but still kind of like it – if that makes sense!

I used Mellow Moss for the card itself, something I rarely do. I almost always use white cardstock. I stamped the leaves from a Scrappy Cat set called Botanical Flourishes that I got at Michael’s the other day. (After using a 40% off coupon, it was only $2.99!) I used Memories black ink for them, and colored them with a Stampin’ Up! Mellow Moss marker. Then I added a few highlights/shading (whatever!) with a Sage Shadow marker. I used the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder on each side. That has to be my ALL TIME favorite folder. It works for just about anything! I used my Scor-Pal to score the lines beside the dots. The Happy Anniversary is from a foam set that I got at JoAnn’s once upon a time. I have since taken all of the stamps off the foam and trimmed them carefully and now use them on acrylic blocks. They work great! I punched holes for the ribbon with a Stampin’ Up! Double Circle punch. After I took the picture, I noticed the bow is not centered, but oh well … it’s a handmade card – it doesn’t have to be perfect!

That’s it for today – another Clean and Simple card. We’re off to visit family and go to the Mower County Fair in southern Minnesota for the weekend. I’ll be back with another card soon!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon


Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Such a lovely card Lynette. I hadn't even noticed that the bow was off centered! Have a fun weekend!

mary said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I am enjoying all your creations with the Cuttlebug stuff- my new folders arrived almost two weeks ago and I haven't had time to play yet-now my Holiday folders are due to arrive tomorrow!! YIKES- I need to MAKE TIME...thanks for sharing your lovely ideas!!