In Stamping Mode

Monday, November 16, 2009

Remember Give Thanks

A good friend of mine has requested some Thanksgiving cards and I thought I would make something classy, yet not so conventional! I bought the Making Memories Autumn Splendor kit for....get this... $1.49!!! Yes, I went back the next day and ended up buying another. :P So I wanted to use the patterned paper with the gorgeous leaves and, low and behold, there was this pretty vibrant blue in the mix. Not conventional fall, but I loved it and went with it! To bring the blue hue out even more, I took a sponge applicator and painted some Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz after I distressed the edges on my card base. It was a bit bright, so I sponged some Antique Lace Shimmerz right on top of that....GORGEOUS!!! The shimmer is absolutely striking and it almost kind of made a nice patina look. Check it!

(Click on image for a better peek)

So what are you thankful for this year? Well get on over to the Shimmerz blog and share and you can win yourself some Shimmerz! Hurry though, Thanksgiving is not taking it's sweet time approaching!

Did you have a nice weekend? Aside from it ending too short, I thought this weekend was fabulous! Check out what I scored at one of the vintage stores here in town. :)

In there is a gorgeous scarf (for Catie's room) with the pink lace stitched to the bottom as well as vintage buttons that I got for a $1!!! and lots and lots of trim! Now I'm going to have to not try and horde it all. :)

PS. I was completely inspired by this card on the Melissa Frances blog....I just love looking there for inspiration!


~amy~ said...

melissa..your card is over the top gorgeous!!!

The Jewelry Geek said...

Man Melissa... someone is sure going to LOVE this card!!! Not going to say who... LOL I LOVE IT!!!

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! LOVE the tag!! and the gorgeous sparkly leaves! such an outstanding creation!

Heather said...

Oh girl how I wish I had come across those goodies. I love vintage lace and buttons. I am going to have to go see if I can find any here in Iowa.

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