Dear friends of ours just had their first grandbaby...a little girl. To celebrate, I used the soft colors from CTMH's Whimsy Fundamental Paper pack plus stamps and the Mojo Monday Sketch #474 from Verve for this adorable card:
The colors are Thistle and Slate. To color the elephant ("Emory" by Verve), I squeezed a little ink into the lids of my ink pads and used a waterbrush to fill in color. I didn't use specialty paper, so the outline image bled a little. MISTI to the rescue! I simply let the image dry, put the paper back in the MISTI, and stamped again over the top to re-oomph the outline. Re-oomph. I think I just made that word up...and I LIKE it!
The stitched edges around the image panel, the fishtail banner and the very outside panel were done using various dies from My Favorite Things. For the finishing touch, I added three wraps of CTMH Thistle Thick Twine (discontinued now, darn it) and tied a knot.
Time to bundle up and make a run to the post office. It's -1 outside. I'm not sure how the cold affects glue and foam tape, but I'm not taking any chances.
Until next time,