Yesterday, June 3rd, was my husband’s birthday. While we had already celebrated with a trip to Moloka’i, Hawaii, in March (for both our birthdays), I still took him to lunch and a local garden, and had a few gifts I’d picked up on the mainland for him.
BUT I CAN’T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO MAKE HIM A CARD!!!! I think my brain is still mush from that long trip through Oregon to Maryland and back. But I made a card before I gave him his gifts. So wall was not lost.
The perfect card set for me to use, given that he’s now manager of our local Duplicate Bridge Club, was Card Games. This is the first time I used this set, and I think I’ll be using it more now that I’ve figured out how to make some colors work. There will have to be some more color combinations, because the coordinating Designer Series Paper (Jackpot) has more Very Vanilla in it than Whisper White, which is the color I think of as being on the front of playing cards.
To make the cards stand out, after stamped them in Real Red and colored them in (with Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, and Green Galore), I covered them with Versamark and then clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, which I heat embossed to make the cards shine. The added touch of some Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and a birthday greeting from On Your Birthday.
The good news is that none of these stamp sets or accessories is on this year’s Last Chance List! But there are plenty of other things that are. Be sure to go over the list (buttons for Stamp Sets and Decor Elements are at the right) and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to order–before it’s too late!