Our former pastor and his wife recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. We were not able to attend the celebratory dinner due to another commitment on the same day, but I did make a card. I was inspired by this card.
I have had a lot of fun looking on various websites for card ideas. Sometimes, when I follow a link, I'll end up exploring most of a blog and pinning multiple images. This was the case with Poppy Paperie, where I found the original idea for this card, which I made for a friend who recently had surgery.
Here is the complicated recipe:
~ Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles
~ Spellbinders Rectangles Small
~ Cuttlebug embossing folder: Swiss Dots
~ Verve stamps (verse)
~ Stem Silhouettes by Stampin' Up!
~ Oh, So Lovely by Stampin' Up!
~ Marvy LePlume II Markers: #11 - Lt. Green, #17 - Steel Blue, #10 - Light Blue
~ Lightening Blue ink pad by Brilliance
~ Bamboo Leaves ink pad by Memento
While looking through my unstitched patterns, I came across the Summer 2010 Booklet by The Sampler Girl. I had only stitched one design from this booklet, but as I was looking through it, two others caught my eye. The first, the Primitive Patriotic Cupboard Sampler, I stitched in two days! Probably a record for me.
I stitched this on a piece of linen in the color "tea" using DMC threads, and finished it as a hanging pillow. The hanger is one strand from a piece of jute twine.
I have this hanging from our front doorknob, but moved it to take the picture because of shadows.
Next up is the Out in the Garden door hanging from the same booklet.