Here today with a card I made for my sister Beth Ann's birthday which is just a few days away. I was inspired by a lovely stamp set from Serendipity Stamps that I first saw on my friend Marybeth's blog: HERE. I saw the lovely card she made with the "Three Dresses" stamp set and I had to go and purchase it. I have 4 sisters whose birthdays are all in the first 3 months of the year and when I saw this stamp set I thought of them right away. Marybeth's lovely card and blog post inspired not only my purchase but my card for this post. Thanks Marybeth!! I love visiting your blog and seeing all of the beauty you create! You are an inspiration and a smile maker in my life! As are ALL of YOU that share this wonderful paper crafting world with me - I can't tell you what a blessing you all are - especially over the past 10+ months since my husband passed away. Creating helps to fill a huge hole in my heart and seeing all the beauty that people make and share with others is a joy to me.
I was also inspired by all of the lovely creations and the color story for this week's CR84FN Color Challenge: HERE.
Here is the lovely inspiration photo from the CR84FN blog:
Petite Hearts Embossing Plate from Cheery Lynn Designs. I also cut out a French Flair Scalloped Stacker die cut in white cardstock to stamp the dresses on. I then paper pieced each of the dresses using Kaiser Kraft's "The Lake House" paper pad as well as a lilac colored paper from the Boho Chic line - very old Making Memories paper. I edged the die cut with copic V12 - pale lilac and then distressed the edges of the lilac color with some Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar ink - one of my all time favorite inks!
I am entering this card into the Serendipity Stamps challenge: SSCB#2 - Winter Birthday. I hope that my card will count? I did not use a "winter" themed stamp but it is for a winter birthday. And of course into my favorite color challenge over at CR84FN - CR84FN69: HERE. Thanks for taking a look at my card!
Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!