Special Cards for Special People!
Well, a busy week or two it has been!! What with a workshop and a Stamp-a-stack, as well as my "normal" job, things have been a little frantic lately! Still there have been a few special people in my life that I have needed to make cards for, so, a good excuse to take some "me" time when the family are asleep and play with some new stamp sets and some new techniques!
This first card was made for my gorgeous girlfriend for her birthday. We all need a friend like this one, you know, the one you call when you need some-one to mind the kids for an hour or two, the one you call for a quick chat and are still on the phone an hour or two later …! The one who knows not to say anything, just to listen when you are being totally irrational!
The idea of combining the polished stone and faux metal techniques came from a UK demonstrator I have had the great fortune to meet and share craft time with – Ann Wills – you can check out her wonderful blog by clicking here .
The colour scheme was dictated, of course, by my girlfriend's favourites, purple and green. As I had a piece of the polished stone cardstock I demoed at a recent stamp camp left over, I used this as a basis for the card and took the other colours from there. I was so sad to see Vintage Violet go from the Stampin' Up! Catalogue, especially as I have now discovered it works so well with Sage Shadow! However, I am quickly falling in love with the new "in colours" particularly Purely Pomegranite and Blue Bayou. The stamp set used was "Infinite Goodness" a level 2 hostess set from the 2008-2009 Stampin' Up! Ideas book and catalogue – for this particular friend it just had to be a dragonfly. So here is the result.