While I was away I received some sad news - the mom of one of my high school friends passed away. I only see Anne at class reunions but she's someone I can pick right up with where we left off. Her mom was sort of a role model for me as I was raised by a SAHM and her mom was a working woman. It sounds silly but I remember being so impressed by the fact that her mom planned their menus for the week and had them posted on their fridge - a practice I began when I started working and continue to do even now:)
I used one of my fave Papertrey Ink ginkgo stamps from the Harvest Berries set to make Anne a sympathy card:
After inking up the stamp with squeezed lemonade and peeled paint distress inks I lightly spritzed it with water before stamping repeatedly on watercolor paper. Both the butterfly (Stampin' Up Butterfly Thinlit Die) and the Thinking of You sentiment (Impression Obsession die) were cut from the same Stampin' Up daffodil delight cs as the card base.
Other Materials Used: Eyelet Outlet white enamel dots
I haven't played along with one of Virginia's View challenges in a loooooong time but when I read her current challenge it actually helped me to put this card together! :
After I had stamped my ginkgo images I decided my card would be more interesting if I cut the stamped piece into panels and popped them up on my card base with foam tape for some dimension. I love this style of butterfly die as it's a great way to add a layer without covering up too much of what is underneath.
Before I wrap up this post I just have to share one of my favorite parts of our Washington DC trip:
Yep - I got to be a "Bond Girl" at the International Spy Museum:)