Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Forty and Fabulous

My friend and fellow stamper, Amy, just turned 40 and her hubby threw a surprise birthday party for her which I attended.  Of course, I needed a card for her and it couldn't be just any old card.  Amy is a very creative and artistic person and she has lots of card makers as friends.  She regularly inspires me with her papercrafting projects so I needed a super card for her birthday!  What came to mind right away was the phrase Forty and Fabulous, because she is!  I knew I had a stamp with Fabulous on it and I had the numbers in 40 from Memorable Moments stamp set and I found a funky ampersand in the Notable Alphabet set.

Here's how I put them together, using one of my favourite palettes of Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo and Very Vanilla:

  • I love how this turned out, with the different fonts still working together, the beautiful DSP from Venetian Romance and the little clusters of Petite Petals flowers.
  • I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my images placed just right.  Give it a try if you haven't used it yet.
  • The Fabulous is What You Are stamp is from is from Million and One stamp set which, by the way, coordinates with the Simply Fabulous Simply Sent Kit.
  • I used the Petite Petals stamp set to stamp a variety of flowers in Island Indigo and Pistachio Pudding and then the Petite Petals punch for cutting them out.
  • I should have taken a before and after photo for when I added the Pearls Basic Jewels, because they just upped the quality look of the card a hundred fold.
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Thanks for dropping by my blog today!  I would encourage you to leave a comment telling me what kind of celebration you had/would like to have when you turn forty!

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  1. I love this card, Heather! I love how you put these different stamps together as if they were meant to be that way! And I especially love that you made the card for me!! Thank you for it, your presence at my surprise party and the unoaked Chardonnay which was thoroughly delightful!

    1. So glad you liked it, Amy! It was fun to be there and celebrate with you!


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