I have just arrived home from a wonderful evening of Stamping, Scrapping and Yapping with some good Guiding Friends. I met these 5 wonderful ladies through Girl Guides but they have evolved into some pretty good Scrapping friends. They even joined me in making a Stamping Six group. I love getting together with all these ladies and scrapping booking all night long. And I really mean all night ... I think we finally went to bed at 4:00 am. Some of them even stayed up even longer!! I had a ton of fun showing them the blogging and challenge world. However my favorite part was the amazing Lunch we had today. Karen made the most amazing perogies I have ever tasted I think I could have eaten about two dozen on my own.
Now onto my card. I made this card for my friend Pauline's husband for his upcoming birthday. Pauline asked me to make a card for her husband as I have already finished my items that I had brought with me and I was ready for another challenge. I really like how it turned out, hopefully John does too!
I am enjoying the bog the Daily Dare. Thanks Shanna! It has the latest and up to date blog challenges that are out there. The blog refreshes everyday to show you which are the new challenges for that day. As I was creating this card at about 2 am I didn't realize that the Daily Blog does update her site at midnight my time but not everyone else in the world has the same time zone as me. So I made this wonderful card to fit a few challenges only to realize afterwards that a few of them had already ended. Not to worry I did still manage to fit it into one challenge The Sweet Stop.
The sketch came from The Sweet Stop. I used Old Olive cardstock for the base. The pattern paper is from the DCVW Winter Paper pack. To give the card some texture I crumbled up both the rectangle and the circle, then flattened them out and sanded them lightly with some sand paper. I added five Blue Rhinestones from Me & My Big Ideas around the right side of the circle. The button was a nice added touch and the marbleized blue just seemed to blend right in. Thanks Carol! The stamp is from "Beerafella" from Stamping Bella. I coloured him with my Copics.
I distressed both the pattern paper and the white cardstock with some Night and Navy Ink. I also used the Stampin' Up marker spritzer to spritz around him with a bit of bordering blue ink to reduce some of the starkness of the white.