2 years ago today I heeded my friend Rosemary's encouragement to start my blog & I'm so glad I did. It's so much fun to share my love of cardmaking with people around the world. I've also reached the milestone of having over 100 followers--109 as of today. I'm grateful for all of you. I had a couple of very unexpected highlights this year: being chosen as a member of the first Penny Black Stamp Squad & being picked as a Guest Designer for Flourishes. To celebrate I'd like to send one of my followers a card & little gift. I'll do a random drawing on 2/26/14 from comments on this post.
Lai-Yoke's Gorgeous Card
The challenge at ODBD is to case someone you admire or a card you've wanted to case. There's a huge list of people & cards I could choose. Lai-Yoke was the first person to ask for my address & send me a card, which she has done many times since then. I chose to case this gorgeous Valentine now on display in my home. She knows pink is my favorite color & we both love to use vellum. My card is made with 3 ODBD stamp sets: Vintage Border Background, Don't Worry & Quote Collection 1. You can't tell from the picture, but the butterflies are stamped in Versamark & colored with purple & green Pearl-Ex which gives a lovely iridescent shimmer. I have trouble using ribbons that have a design--thanks for the help, Lai-Yoke! I don't use my Satin embossing powder very often even though I love the look. It's perfect for the subtle background on the card front.
The corner punch is MS & the bottom of the vellum panel is die cut with MFT wavy edge. Love this little resin flower (added a touch of Stickles) & with it my card qualifies for the inaugural Butterfly Challenge begun by Mrs. A--one of my newest blogging friends. Can't get the glare on the embossing out of the picture, so here's what the quote from Helen Keller says: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.