Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Although “Enjoy your meal” is not my idea of a great sentiment for a card, the Bon Appétit stamp from the CTMH set of the same name is just so darned pretty, I had to use it for my take on Unscripted Sketches #55.
While the stamps I used are new (to me), much about this card takes me back to my beginning with Close To My Heart – 12 years ago this month. A four-piece, wood-mounted stamp set that included a bunch of grapes, raspberries, a leaf, and maybe a strawberry (?) were part of my kit. Solid stamps, I was amazed at what I could do with them, and that set remained a favorite for a very long time. My first ink and paper colors were New England Ivy and Smokey Plum, which are still part of CTMH’s awesome collection of colors.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Smokey Plum cardstock; Bella paper packet; Smokey Plum, Petal, New England, and Bamboo ink pads; Bon Appétit stamp set; New England Ivy Bigger Brads; Sponge dauber; Edge Distressor tool; Sanding block; and 3M foam mounting tape.
The weather has been amazing these past few days with sunshine and temperatures in the mid to high 70s. With that, I do not know how I managed to catch the cold that is becoming more miserable with every hour. Crap. Sick is not on my agenda, and thus, I’m hoping the mega doses of Vitamin C I am taking work their magic. A good night’s sleep might help, too. Bed is where I’m headed.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your encouraging comments keep me coming back. Have a terrific Thursday. I’ll be back …