Another Take Two challenge with my friends. I’m really late on this one. When it rains, it pours! My oldest son who is 16 was out early this morning cycling. He had just finished 33 km and was almost home when a car hit his shoulder with the side mirror and knocked him down. A hit and run. He made it to the high school which was not too far away. Thankfully the teachers were there, still marking exams. They called the Police and then myself. I’ve spent the past 6 hours getting it straightened out and sitting with him in the ER. He is now covered with road rash and a lot of swelling but we are so thankful nothing was broken. His new bike helmet was cracked in the accident. We are so thankful he was wearing it.
And so, I’m just now getting around to typing up this card design I made yesterday. The Take Two challenge this time was to use Stampendous stamps with Daisy D’s patterned paper. Oh so fun! I adore the few Stampendous stamps I own, and my favorite is these poppies. Jacksonbelle also got in a huge selection of Daisy D’s paper. I love it so much, I had to buy one of each. It was a real difficult choice deciding which ones to pick for this design, let me tell you! As always, I’m amazed at the different looks we have all achieved with a similar product. So fun! Make sure that you check out Lindsey, Michele & Trudee‘s blogs for their fabulous designs!
For this design, I stamped directly onto the pink patterned paper and lightly watercolored it. The Best Wishes sentiment is actually a partial sentiment….I omitted the rest of it and have stamped it on the inside. It just naturally worked well that way. Now the T may not make sense to you until I tell you this is a birthday card for a good friend of mine. Her first initial is T. This monogram comes as part of the Daisy D’s Baby Girl patterned paper kit. The monograms and papers are gorgeous…perfect for a baby girl but perfect for any girl, of any age, IMHO. To finish up, I added some of my stitching and a little sponging, a favorite Cherry Blossoms Prima and a little ribbon. Sure hope she likes it! Happy Birthday, T!
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White – Stampin Up
Patterned Paper: Baby Girl – Daisy D’s
Stamps: Poppies – Stampendous, sentiment – Penny Black
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive – Stampin Up, Palette Noir Hybrid – Stewart
Other: Cherry Blossom flower – Prima, sewing machine, black embossing powder – Stampendous, ribbon – Michael’s, Thumbtack Brad – Karen Foster Design