Hey everyone! Did you miss me?? Probably not!! Not sure how much traffic that hits this site each day is actually stampin' friends or just computer generated hits?? I got my first spam comment last week!! Eeeek, I hadn't been putting a word verification in the comments section cuz I didn't think it really mattered, but I guess it does.
Anyway! Sorry for the tangent!! On to today's post!! Today is my DH's birthday! Happy Birthday Honey!! I know he won't be checking out the site today cuz he's off skiing with a buddy, but I still gotta post a birthday wish!! What kind of wife would I be if I didn't??? :D I almost didn't get around to making him a birthday card! I know he loves cards from me, but not sure he really cares one way or another. I figured it would be best if I did!
After seeing Jennie's last challenge for the A Muse Addicts Yahoo Group to make a card that's inspired by something, I had to play! I absolutely loved her card made from that CUTE Starbucks mug, and last time I was there, there was a whole shelf full of different cute mugs that could EASILY inspire cards! I'm gonna check their shelves out more often!! So I snapped some photos just in case and decided to use this mug for inspiration on DH's card:
Sorry for the blurry pic, I took it on my iPhone and if I don't hold it steady, it turns out blurry. Without fail I always jerk the phone when I touch the button, so they ALL turn out blurry!!
Here's the card I made:
I kinda stuck with the colors on the mug, but instead of Cocoa I went with Chocolate so the main image would be bolder. Don't ask me why I decided to leave the tails long on the ribbon, but it was different than I normally do and decided to leave it for something new. The scalloped chocolate piece is cut with my scallop scissors and I used my Creative Memories Precious Elements Silver pen to make the dots so they'd match the big heart brad by JoAnn Craft Essentials. I cut the prongs off and stuck it on with a glue dot, I LOVE doing that, ever since Novell gave me the tip!! The bg is stamped with various A Muse birthday sentiments along with the Polka Dot Package stamp with Stazon Timber Brown, Cool Caribbean, and Certainly Celery. The main image and a few other details were watercolored using my aquapainter.
Thanks for stopping by today!! I'm feeling a bit un-motivated in the card making area lately, so my posts may not be as regular as normal, but hopefully I'll be feeling inspired soon. I have a Stampin' Up! workshop coming up next month that I need to prep for so I'll definitely post those projects and anything else I happen to work on in the mean time!
Have a wonderful day!!