I will be so sad when Lemon Lime Twist retires at the end of May – it is such a bright and cheerful color and I found it goes surprisingly well with all sorts of other colors in the Stampin’ Up Color families. Today I have paired it with Melon Mambo and the Graceful Garden Stamp set to create a feminine birthday card.
The Graceful Garden Stamp Set is perfect for making a really peaceful and elegant card. The ‘for you’ sentiment can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, or simply ‘just because’
I have paired the stamp set with Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand which are peaceful colors as well and then a scattering of Basic Jewel Pearls to give even more of an elegant touch.
In 2006 our Best Man got married himself. The wedding was held in a Scottish Castle which had its own private chapel where the service was held. All the guests and the Groom gathered in the gardens and we were led to the chapel by a piper in full Scottish dress. The bride arrived with her own piper a few moments later. I just love the bagpipes (not to everyones’ taste I know) but Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and I do!
It was a memorable day and each year I send them a card to commemorate their lovely day, this year I chose a rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set and the greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.
Today’s card was inspired by one of the designs in March’s Paper Pumpkin kit which has a lovely vintage theme going on. So I have chosen to use Fresh Fig and Crumb Cake with the Graceful Garden Stamp set and lots of sponging.
One of the greetings in the stamp set says ‘for you’ I think this is such a simple message that can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, thank you, anniversay, sympathy……. and so on.
Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!
To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!
I shared a Christmas themed card using this sketch earlier this month, today I have a more general occasion card using the same sketch.