Monday, June 11, 2007


When my son, Phil, became engaged to his lovely lady, Kristyn, the card on the right is the one I made to congratulate them. That was in February 2006. I thought it was a wonderful card with the right edge cut with fancy scissors. Oh, and let's not forget that great sheet of pink c/s that came pre-embossed. Oh my, and the rounded corners were just to die for! And, the stamp set I used was one of my first-ever SU sets purchased during the Sell-A-Bration offer.

Today, now that I have honed my skills (LOL!), I think this is the card I would make. I still have a fancy edge made with the slit punch. The DP was used to stamp the flowers, then I cut them out and put them together with a brad. Next, I folded up the petals to give it some dimension. Stickles, the mainstay of my craft supplies, was used liberally, in several different colours to give it some glitz. Because so much was going on, I only had room for the little "Congratulations" stamp in the corner. I showed it to DH and his first comment was, "That needs a box, you can't put that in an envelope." He's always so practical. How can you think of shipping it when a thing of beauty is staring you in the face? I do believe he has seen the error of his ways now, though!

Paper: Caribbean Blue c/s, Double-Sided Designer Paper
Stamps: Doodle This, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Caribbean Blue, StazOn Black
Accessories: Brads, Stickles


Tami said...

I adore makeover monday! What a great new card and the story behind it is priceless. There aren't many things we get to do-over, so I guess that's why this appeals to me so much.

Jami Speidel said...

The new card is FABULOUS!!! I love how you did the flowers! Isn't it fun to see your stamping progression!?