Thursday, August 31, 2006

A quick card for my SIL

So, I decided not to stamp at all today and spent half of the day in bed reading "The Undomestic Goddess" - Sophie Kinsella. Then I remembered that tomorrow we are headed to Utah and I decided that maybe I should stamp a card for my SIL in California who is pregnant, before I leave -- get it in the mail before I go. So I did.

The colors I used are blush blossom (a rare one for me) and chocolate chip. The background is stamped with canvas on whisper white. The pregnant woman is by Katie & Co. and is a stamp I found in the $1 spot at Michaels. The sentiment is from Swell News - Stampin' Up! I watercolored using a blender pen and the ink pad lid to color in the dresses, shoes and ribbon on the hat. I double layered the ribbon at the top for interest -- it looked too plain with just one layer. It is Dots Dashes and Checks ribbon in chocolate sheer from Michaels. I am pleased with how this turned out. It was my first time using the Katie & Co. stamp.

Then, I am finished and SURPRISE, it is my other SIL's 32nd birthday today and I totally spaced it. So, tonight I am going to stamp a card for her and a notebook because she recently went back to school and who does not like a fancy pants notebook to jot your notes in. So much for a day of rest with no stampin'. When I finish I need to pack our clothes and pack the car and then early tomorrow we are off. Hope you all have a happy and safe labor day weekend!

1 comment:

karen v said...

this is adorable......I just love it!!