Today was one of my best friend's birthday. Cris is celebrating a major milestone birthday. This card is for her. She hasn't had a party since before September 11th, 2001. Her party was cancelled on that terrible day.
I started working on the design yesterday, so it was a cool surprise to see the Clean & Simple Fall-to-Layout #59 today; it matched my layout! That's never happened to me. I love the layouts on Clean & Simple, but I usually don't have time to participate.
I've been wanting to use some Hambly Studios goodies I picked up at their studio in early August. The clear butterfly sticker is from their collection. It matches very well to the new Stampin' Up In Colors. They opened their studio to the public during the Santa Clara Scrapbooking Expo. I loved visiting them! They were all so warm and friendly. To show you the power of Twitter, I posted a tweet that I was on my way to their studio. When I walked in, Allison Kreft Abad knew I had to be the woman who tweeted about being on her way. The office staff also knew. It was so fun seeing all their CHA release stuff. The office staff said I can order from their website and not pay shipping because I can just drive to their studio and pick it up. Lucky!
I placed the clear sticker on white paper and trimmed it out. You can see the detail in the photo, but I paper-pierced around the edge of the butterfly. For some added interest, I rubbed white craft ink on the edge of the Crushed Curry cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.
Card Ingredients (All Stampin' Up, except where noted)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Crushed Curry Designs paper, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink
Tools: Corner Rounder (Fiskars), Word Window punch, Dotted Scallop punch (EK Success)
Other: Melon Mambo ribbon, Butterfly sticker (Hambly Studios), White Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), foam tape, silver beads (Michael's)