Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Cheers to You (inspired by Enfys)
More December birthdays. Yikes! Don't you wish we could move them all to July? (No offense to all of you, my DH falls in this category too but with all of the holiday hoopla don't ya think you sometimes get overlooked?) Anyway, Enfys made the most adorable card using this stamp awhile ago and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it and exactly who it was for. She had purchased it at an LSS in Fla. and the owner graciously referred me to the Sparkle N Sprinkle site where she purchases the stamps. Thought the card would be a quicky until I refreshed my memory going back to Enfys' blog and realized one of the reasons her card was so cute was because of the paper piecing she had done. AARRHHGG! I'm not much of a stamper (though I'd like to be) so this was a bit outside of my comfort zone. Besides the frog, I also pieced the olive and added an adhesive ruby for the pimento and used glossy accents in the glass to look like a real martini (which at this point I needed LOL). All in all I'm pretty pleased with the results. The cool metallic "cheers" was a gift tag from by Colorbok. The papers are from the DCWV glitter stack and the bubble letters are by Mark Richards. The inside sentiment was cut on my Cricut Expression using the Celebrations cartridge. Thank you Enfys, without you this card would not have been possible. Be sure to visit HER Blog. It is always an inspiration.