Thursday, March 18, 2010
It was a wonderful happy feeling to open up Adobe Illustrator and be able to create again, it seems like its been too long! Before beginning this card, I had a particular bird style silhouette in mind and was happy that I could cater it to my needs. After printing the image in light yellow ink on my laser printer, I stamped it, clear embossed it and distressed the edges. I placed it in front of some wood grain patterned paper, capped with acetate brackets and added the button and twine for a rustic feel. I couldn't resist adding the stitching, probably because I really like my little Janome Mini. I'm enjoying stretching my creativity and taking creative liberties by playing with different products, textures and styles. Today was a long and stressful day at work and I was so happy to come home to my boys, enjoy the nice weather while it lasts, tuck the little ones to bed and make this card. A good way to end the day. Oh, and my husband's sister had her baby boy! I wish you and yours Happiness, wherever you may find it...today and always.
Inspiration for this card came from the following fantastic challenges: Sketch by Kazan at 2S4Y, colors from Wplus9's Color Cue and the CARDS Blog (use a bird image-but not an owl!).
Supplies Used: SU Natural White and Regal Rose Cardstock, SU Happiness Always and Baroque Motifs Stamp Sets, SU Barely Banana and Versamark Ink, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown, SU Clear Embossing Powder, Making Memories Clear Tags and Button from Passport Collection, SU Linen Thread, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, Thread