Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I Missed It!

Yesterday was my Aunt Anna's birthday. I kept reminding myself all day to call her when I got a chance. Suddenly it is the next day and sadly, I never called her. I was named after this wonderful woman and so was my daughter (middle names). SHE is the queen when it comes to anything handmade. She is an amazing cook and she can craft like nobody's business. She never had any children of her own and it was such a blessing when Katie was born and she and my uncle agreed to be her godparents. They are amazing godparents too! Just ask Katie! So, if you read my blog today, Aunt Anna, please know that I am so sorry I missed your birthday. Here is your card! (If only I could wish my cards to their recipients instead of mailing them..... then they'd be on time!)
This card encompasses the Splitcoast Color Challenge for last week- Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke and Taken with Teal. I wasn't going to do the challenge, but Katie liked the color combo so I went ahead. I also used Sara's Sketch #9. I know it seems like I'm going backwards, but I'm not. I'm just out of order.
Details, details- I love this retired Definitely Decorative Ferns set from SU. I first inked it in Mellow moss and then stamped off just so I would have an all-over light color and then used daubers in the three colors tapping the ink all over the image so I got this mottled look. I stamped it on a Shimmery White and then used my air art tool with a Mellow Moss marker.
Paper-Paper Trey's Stampers Select White, Artichoke, Pomegranate and Teal CS, DP: Circles- SU Prints Sampler;
Stamps- Fern, Carte Postale, More Great Greetings;
Ink- 3 colors plus Mellow Moss and Rose Red markers;
Accessories- Cutter Kit, Spiral Clip (Target), brads (MM), ribbon (Michael's $1 bin), Air Art Tool, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder
I love it when I start a card and come back to it hours later. It just seems to so quickly come together. That's what happened here!
I better get my 2 miles in. Tomorrow I bump it up to 3.......yikes.
I feel like stampin', don't you?


Lori Craig said...

OH...I know Aunt Anna!! She makes amazing Egg Rolls, too! Happy Birthday!!! :) Beautiful card, Angel!

Sara said...

I'm sure she'll forgive you!
Super card, again, I love the various colors on the leaf!
Thanks for sharing!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a pretty card, I'm sure your Aunt Anna will LOVE it! Beautiful!!

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Anna!
Beautiful card:)