Edna was born in England and for some reason, the Everything Eleanor stamp set makes me think of the British Isles and all that the English countryside embodies.
Here's the card I created just for Edna:
Marina Mist isn't the blue I usually choose for my cards, but I love it when combined with Basic Black and Whisper White. This is the combination chosen this week for the Dynamic Duos challenge #29. This is Black Tie Week and the challenge is to use Marina Mist and Basic Black with a dessert option of a Snowman Theme, although that wasn't mandatory.
I think the reason I like Everything Eleanor so much is the variety of beautiful elements it has. Theflowers are exquisitely represented, but not difficult to fussy cut and curl with a bone folder. The flourish is so...well, flourishing! And I love the treatment of the label! And pearls work so well with it! It was such a welcoming break from designing Christmas cards! (I never thought I would hear myself saying THAT!)
The card is fairly self-explanatory. The blue panel in the background is embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the Big Shot. To get the black shape shadowing the Happy Birthday label, I stamped the label on Basic Black with the Marina Mist and then traced around the border with a silver Stampin' Dazzle marker so I could see to cut it out. Stampin' Up: We need a framelit to fit this shape! We have a smaller version in Apothecary Accents framelits, but not this size! It's just begging for one! (There! Do you think they heard me? I'm sure you'll see one introduced in the next few days! lol)
I hand cut it and positioned it so it was off-set to the sentiment label. Speaking of the sentiment, it is one of the new single stamps from the Perfectly Penned stamp set - just perfect for this card!
Well, that's all my secrets revealed here....regarding this card I mean! Let me know what you think of Everything Eleanor! And do any of you have a special stepmom in your life? I love to read your comments and get to know you a bit better.
Stamps: Everything Eleanor (w124162; c124164); Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday (single stamp) (c132309)
Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pad in Marina Mist (126962); StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Whisper White (109070); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)
Tools: Fancy Fan embossing folder (127751); Paper Snips (103579); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)