You might recall that, a couple of weeks ago, we had a going away party for my friend, Billie, and her husband. I made a gigantic card for the whole FCE (Family and Community Education) group to sign–all 27 of us on one card!
Today I found out that Billie’s mother just passed away. How wonderful that Billie was able to be there with her. I have been trying to figure out what card to make her, and then I stumbled onto the Stamping 411 challenge today. I knew right away what I was going to do for the card, and here it is.
The bird on the bamboo branch is from the Level 2 Hostess set, Asian Artistry, and the saying is from the stamp set, Thoughts and Prayers. I used a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad with a Filigree Brad for the corner accent. The colors of paper are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Rich Razzleberry. The bird/bamboo is stamped using Stazon Jet Black Ink on Watercolor Paper, and I watercolored the bird with Rich Razzleberry and an Aqua Painter.
I think it’s such a good feeling to be able to go to my own craft room and make up a card like this, rather than going into a cold drug store to pick something out of a pile that’s already been picked through!