So, as I mentioned before, I stamped out all of the Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive blueprints stamps and watercolored them all with Distress Ink. So then I just had to finish putting the cards together. Easy peasy, right? Well, no. I needed some inspiration for the layout. Thankfully, there are couple of fabulous weekly sketch blogs. Today, Mojo Monday, sketch #364 came to my rescue. Go check it out here.
This card came together quickly after I saw the sketch. I used the polka dot paper from the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad Note to Self cut to the same size as the card base. I found a coordinating pattern that I liked. I used the postage stamp dies from Simon Says Stamp to cut out both my stamped image and a square from the paper. For my stamped image, though, I didn't have the right size frame in the die pack. No problem. I made my first cut lining up where I wanted the bottom to be with the bottom of the stamp. I then moved my piece to line up were I wanted the top to be and cut again, getting a smaller rectangle by making two cuts than the die would normally produce.
I fished a button out of my stash and finished it off with some crochet thread. It seems a little busy to me. I'm not really sure I like it, but it's good enough as a reminder that today is a big day to celebrate. My parents are celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary today. Love you Mom and Dad!