I finally finished this card for my very good friend Wyndi. Her birthday is Sunday, but her special present is on a UPS truck at the moment and won't be here until Monday afternoon, so I guess she'll have to be a few hours over 30 before she can play.
I made this card for the Little Paper Shop color challenge. The colors in the challenge were So Saffron, Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery. I really loved this combination, but when I finished the card, it seemed, I don't know, a little too "bright". I decided to give it a more vintage, old-fashioned feel, so I sponged and stippled everything with Creamy Caramel to tone it down a bit.
Oh, and I used my new tool/toy the Pixie sewing machine. Now, I did take homemaking when I was in high school, and we did have six weeks of sewing, but we had to hire a professional seamstress to fix the hem on my circular skirt before I could wear it in the fashion show. (Yes, after I turned it in for a grade.) I might be a little challenged in the sewing department. But, I love the look of stitches that you see on so many cards and I had to give it a try. Once I mastered threading the machine (by far the hardest part), I was ready to go. I know I need to practice some more, but it's a start!
The stamp is a digital stamp from LPS called Jena Baking which I originally chose with Wyndi in mind. She loves to bake and is always bringing samples of her goodies to work to share with me. I gave Jena Wyndi's blonde hair, but I don't think we'd ever find Wyndi in that dress. Still those perfectly decorated cupcakes are exactly what you'd expect from her. Hope her birthday is as "sweet" as she is!
Paper: SU So Saffron, SU Certainly Celery, PTI Plum Pudding, Gina K Pure Luxury White CS, SU Delicate Dots PP
Stamp: LPS Jena Baking Digital Stamp
Ribbon: SU Certainly Celery, twine, DMC floss
Accessories: Pixie sewing machine, stickles, copics, Making Memories Lemonade Blossoms and Buttons